Fleas! They’re back and everyone loathes these blood-sucking parasites. Getting rid of fleas can be a tedious and ongoing battle. But at Wondercide, we strive to arm you with only what works and what is safe for you, your pets, and the environment. Getting rid of fleas seems difficult, but it can be achieved with knowledge and the proper tools!
There are three obstacles in every battle against fleas: the home, the outdoor environment, and the pets. Before you wage war, its helpful to know your opponent.
Fleas have a number of strategic advantages in this war, and 1 outstanding solution:
1. Biologically Superior –Fleas can jump 4-5 feet horizontally (and close to a foot straight up) because they are tiny, hard-shelled insects with incredible muscle power in their back legs. Fleas are fast and adaptable to their living environment. So, getting rid of fleas is hard when you consider the heights and depths they willingly go.
2. Invader Mentality – Fleas operate with three basic objectives by nature: survive, eat, and reproduce. Biologically, fleas are entirely devoted to these objectives. The problem for us is, they are very, very good at all of their objectives. Fleas are especially good at reproducing. An adult female will lay roughly 20 eggs at a time and may produce hundreds, even thousands, of eggs in her lifetime. Depending on living conditions, female fleas can live up to 1.5 years).Get rid of fleas in your home!
3. Adaptable Survival Strategies – Getting rid of fleas in your home is a must! Female fleas typically lay their tiny white eggs in damp, dark places. If she lays any flea eggs on your pet, they could travel all around the house or yard first, and then fall off. Scattered around your home and lawn, the eggs will begin to hatch in about a week (hatching can be delayed until conditions are ideal) and then become larvae. The larvae can finish their development into pupae by spinning cocoons. This step generally occurs within a week also, but flea pupae can survive in their cocoons for at least 6 months.Get rid of fleas outdoors!
4. Silent Stalkers – For every adult flea you see, there is likely a minimum of 10 cocoons, 35 larvae and 50 eggs hiding in your home and lawn. Getting rid of fleas and the flea life cycle means it is imperative that you treat your carpets, pet beds, cracks, corners, and furniture inside the home. Keeping the lawn and garden treated on a routine basis will help to get rid of fleas outdoors.
5. Long Lasting Attacks – When fleas bite to feed, they inject blood thinning compounds to prevent clotting during feeding. This is why flea bites are itchy to pets and people. Not only do the bites cause itching, they can also cause the immune system to mount an allergic reaction. One of the most common skin complaints in pets is Flea-allergic dermatitis. Just one flea bite can cause a massive and prolonged reaction in allergic animals. Many pet owners may think this reaction is dog dry skin, but they can be treated with Wondercide Evolv™ to eliminate all 3 problems: fleas, flea allergies, and dry skin conditions. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms and diseases such as bubonic plague, typhus, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which are all very dangerous.
6. Dominating Defenses – Fleas can easily adapt to famine conditions and just one blood meal can keep an adult flea alive for two months. It’s important to note that most traditional chemicals, including bombs and sprays, will only get rid of adult fleas and potentially larvae. This is why pest control service companies come back for second and third treatments and why most OTC DIY products don’t solve the problem. These treatment methods leave thousands of eggs and pupae cocoons that are just waiting for the proper conditions to hatch and wage war once again.
7. The Solution – Getting rid of fleas can be difficult, but waging war on them with Wondercide™ brand Natural Pest Control products will eliminate all flea life cycle stages with biochemical warfare. We’re on your side!