flea infestation

flea infestation

The harboring of fleas, esp. in a home with dogs or cats. It is possible to kill the flea population by treating the house for 24 hr by using naphthalene, permethrins, and other substances.

CAUTION!

Any plants, pets, or humans could suffer adverse effects if they remain in the house during the treatment period. The house should be thoroughly ventilated afterwards to remove the fumes.
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If left untreated, long term flea infestation can cause real suffering for pets - including dogs, cats and small furries - due to repeated bites.
In order to resolve a flea infestation, ALL pets in the household need to be treated, as well as using a reliable product to kill the eggs, larvae and pupae in the home.
Last month, in "Oral Flea-Control Meds," we described the five oral medications that veterinarians may prescribe to stop or prevent a dog's flea infestation. This month, we'll describe the four oral medications that kill fleas on dogs and are available to owners as over-the-counter (OTC) products --no prescription necessary.
Mr Binns said: "Fleas found on pets are usually only a small part of a bigger issue, as the vast majority of any flea infestation is probably living in the house.
A pest control company has the knowledge needed to locate the source of a flea infestation. Attempting to control fleas in a yard without a professional typically results in failed attempts.
The cats are all unsocialised and suffering from serious health conditions, including flea infestation, worms, cat flu and eye problems.
To keep your cat free of flea infestation and protect against tapeworms, use once-a-month topical insecticides, which are applied to a small area on your pet's back.
They take the absolute highest possible egg production of a flea and throw that number around to scare people into thinking they are going to have a major flea infestation so they buy more poisons.
It can take time for a flea infestation to be gone, and that has nothing to do with resistance.''
As far as could be ascertained, flea infestation has been documented for the first time in Pakistan in cattle population.
Will Ivy overcome a huge flea infestation? And what will become of the tranquil Clark household when a fierce hunter moves in?
FLEAS are traditionally a summer time problem and are generally thought of as being rare at this time of the year yet I have had several cats and dogs in the surgery this week who have been suffering from a heavy flea infestation.