We all love our pets but they carry these insects that can be very unpleasant for the animal and ourselves. Once bitten by the flea, intense irritation and itching can occur. Major skin complaints and respiratory conditions can be exasperated if nothing is done.
Ctenocephalides felis is the common cat flea in the UK, primarily their primary host is the cat they also enjoy feasting on humans and dogs. Fleas like to be in places of activity i.e. where the pet sleeps or in other soft furnishing (clothes, bedding and carpets). Roughly 95% of flea eggs larvae and pupae live in the environment, rather than the pet. Flea eggs are able to survive up to 18 months being dormant. The most common time for the fleas are the summer months. 1500 eggs can be laid by a female flea during its 2 year life as an adult.
Although the market has a vast range of flea fighting products: a professional approach is better due to the insecticides and tools that may be required.