Using the best product for flea control will help you be successful in elimination your flea problesm.
Elimination of fleas on household pets will be important in preventing the production of eggs that fall onto carpeted areas inside.
If an infestation is occurring due to breeding and larvae on the interior it generally is controlled with an application of a residual insecticide,
preferably with the addition of an insect growth regulator as well.
Vacuuming of the carpet prior to the application as well as following it will be important, as this vibration and contact will stimulate the emergence of adult fleas from the pupa, exposing them to the pesticide application.
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Flea larvae require 50% relative humidity or greater for survival. They survive best outdoors in shady, moist areas during warm months in moderate climates.
Indoors, they do best in protected areas, such as within carpet fibers, beneath cushions of upholstered furniture, cracks in wood
floors or pet bedding.
As the larvae progress through their third instar, they spin silk cocoons for pupation. The cocoons, which incorporate dirt, lint and other debris, are hard to detect and also
protect pupae from pesticide penetration.
The pupal stage averages about 7 to 14 days, but some pre emerged adult fleas remain in the protective cocoon for as long as a year, waiting for a host-presence stimulus to trigger emergence. Stimuli can include vibrations, warmth, carbon dioxide and
Emerging adults begin feeding once they have found a host, usually within seconds. They commonly mate while on the host within a matter of hours and the female can begin laying eggs within 48 hours. Adults usually remain on the host and may live for one to four weeks.
The residual inseticide is important because adult ticks and fleas can survive for
months without feeding. Depending on the species (more than 80 have been identified), adult female ticks can lay clusters of hundreds or thousands of eggs in protected cracks and crevices.
These eggs soon develop into six-legged larvae. Larvae will crawl onto a host animal and begin feeding on its
blood. When the larva is fully engorged, it drops off the animal and, several weeks later, emerges as a nymph.The nymph then repeats the process of crawling onto and feeding on a host animal.
Adult ticks then repeat this process again.
Thorough residual surface application with Cy-Kick CS should be made to structure perimeters and to areas on property most likely to harbor ticks. These harborages usually include foundation plantings, dense garden beds, bushes, weedy areas, leaf litter or
debris, tall grass areas, foundations, and fences. If animal hosts are present, treat places where they may encounter ticks as they rest or roam.