The combination of a relatively mild climate and our centrally heated homes make fleas a year-round problem. But did you know that adult fleas living on your pet represent just 5% of the total flea population in your home? The other 95% of fleas live in carpets, floorboards and soft furnishings!
Adult fleas live on your pet and lay eggs which roll off into your home and continue their life cycle. Flea pupae can lie dormant for up to a year deep in carpets and flooring until warmth and vibrations from passing animals trigger them to hatch. Nothing but fire can kill them and they’re responsible for keeping the flea life cycle going.
A good household flea spray is therefore a vital component of any flea control programme.
It’s perfectly normal to continue to see fleas following treatment. Fleas will hatch from pupae in response to environmental stimuli but will then be killed ending the life cycle.