Pet Flea Medicine
When studying up on pet flea medicine I learnt some really helpful information. Fleas are small and wingless insects that feed themselves by sucking the blood of their hosts. They usually live on the skin of most mammals like cats orand, in rare occasions, birds. Fleas place their eggs below carpets, in curtains, in piles of garbage, and other places that offer them and shelter. They are known to survive in these settings for months while waiting for a victim. Fleas' long and powerful legs allow them to jump up to relatively high altitudes. According to many flea specialists, the typical flea population consists of the following: 50 percent eggs, 35 percent Larvae, 10 percent Pupa, and 5 percent Adults. Fleas have a four-stage life cycle that presents the following stages: A female flea can lay an average of 40 to 50 eggs daily. Fleas will remain as eggs at this stage for about one to two weeks, depending on certain conditions such as humidity or temperature or the surroundings. After this period, the eggs then turn into larvae, feeding itself from organic tissue. A few days later, they turn into pupae or a cocoon. Adult fleas emerge from these cocoons a few weeks later. The adult will remain in the cocoon until vibrations indicate that a victim is close by, a waiting process that can extend the life cycle. Although there are many different species of fleas, the most common type are the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, and the dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis. Fleas are most common from spring through fall. Pet flea medicine will help to take care of most flea infestations although there are some occasions when more in depth help is needed.