Category Archives for Fleas

Signs Of Fleas – An Exhaustive Guide

Signs & Symptoms Of Fleas

When you see your beloved pet suffering from an intolerable itch, how can you tell if it’s flea-related or not? It could be that you find some tiny specks on the floor, or maybe that beautiful coat of theirs is beginning to look a little thin.

Once your pet has fleas, there’s little possibility the animal won’t show signs. Given fleas attack rapidly, the bites can multiply in a moment’s time.

How can we be sure, though? Let’s look at some of those signs now.

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Lifespan Of A Flea

Lifespan Of A Flea

Fleas in the home or on your pet can be a living nightmare. These parasites are uniquely designed to evade detection, hiding among your pet’s fur, or in the depths of your carpet. The first sign you will notice will often be an itchy bite or an unhappy pet.

By this stage, the dreaded fleas have already made themselves comfortable. No matter what, you will have to work hard to completely eradicate these pests from your abode. But you may also be wondering just how long these uninvited bloodsuckers can live.

In this article, we take a close look at the lifespan of a flea, and the factors which can influence it.

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How Long Do Flea Bites Last?

How Long Do Flea Bites Take To Heal?

Despite the fact that fleas typically favor the blood of our pets over that of people, when hungry, fleas won't discriminate. They will assault any warm-blooded host that draws close.

There are several factors that affect how long a flea bite can last on you or your pet - the main one being sensitivity to flea bites. Before any treatment begins, you need to be sure that you or your pet were bitten by a flea. Flea bites can be very similar to other insect bites or skin conditions but they must be treated differently.

Once you are sure that the bites are in fact from fleas, there are a few treatment options. You can either treat them at home with one of the many home remedies available, or you can pay a visit to your dermatologist.

Let’s take a look at some more information regarding flea bites, where they come from and how long you or your animal companion might be stuck itching away.

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How Long Can Fleas Live Without A Host?

How Long Do Fleas Live Without A Host?

Fleas are tiny, resilient parasites which make their home among the fur of our much-loved pets. Their blood-sucking bites cause much distress and irritation, leading your pet to scratch themselves intensely.

What happens to the fleas which get dislodged from your furry friend? We all know that fleas can leap long distances, but in some cases, fleas are left unable to reach a host to feed on.

It is no secret that getting rid of fleas in your home can be a challenge. Understandably, some owners wonder whether temporarily removing their pet will ultimately starve any fleas which remain in the home.

In this article, we examine how long fleas can survive without access to a host.

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Homemade Flea Trap

​​How To Make A Homemade Flea ​Trap

There are a multitude of options for getting rid of fleas in your home. In this article, I will explain everything you need to know about flea traps.

You will learn how you can make a homemade flea trap, and how it can be used effectively against fleas. Finally, this review will include precautions you should take when building flea traps.

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Homemade Flea Shampoo

​​How To Make Homemade Flea Shampoo

You may have heard about various recipes for homemade flea shampoo, made from common household staples. In this article, I will address whether these concoctions can be effective against fighting fleas.

You will also find out how to make homemade flea shampoo for your pet. Finally, I will cover the potential risks of using homemade preparations on your pet.

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Flea Bites On Babies

​​Flea Bites On Babies

Fleas are not picky when it comes to finding a warm-blooded host. This means even the smallest members of your family are susceptible to fleas. In this article, I will explain how you can identify and treat flea bites on babies.

I will detail why fleas can bite your baby and potential signs of a flea infestation. Most importantly, you will learn what precautions you can take to prevent fleas from biting your baby again.

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Do Fleas Bite Humans?

​​Do Fleas Bite & Feed On Humans?

Fleas are bloodsucking parasites that we generally associate with domestic and wild animals. However, fleas bite humans more often than you might think.

In this article, you will learn how to identify and prevent flea bites. I will also detail what diseases these small insects can transmit to humans through their bites.

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Do Flea Bites Itch?

​​Do Flea Bites Itch & How To Stop Itching

Getting bitten by a flea is unpleasant for a range of reasons. First and foremost, the bites tend to be unbearably itchy. I will cover how to stop flea bites from itching and why you should avoid scratching.

You will also learn why the bites itch and how long you should expect to be inconvenienced for. Plus, I will share the potential complications of flea bites, and what symptoms to look out for.

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Best Flea Spray For Furniture

​​Best Flea Spray For Furniture

The mere thought of fleas in your furniture is enough to make any of us start to itch. Unfortunately, fleas are resilient and well adapted at staying hidden during most of their life cycle.

Your couch, carpet and even your bed could be harboring these irritating pests. If you want to beat them, you must attack them wherever they could be lurking.

Luckily, an easy way to eradicate fleas from your furnishings is by using a flea spray for furniture. These formulas are specially designed for use indoors. They can be extremely effective at eliminating fleas when used correctly.

Flea sprays are available in a variety of formulas, and can often destroy a flea infestation within a couple of weeks. We will discuss how these products work, some of the best options, and how to use them to get rid of fleas in your furniture.

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