They bite. They itch. They’re irritating and downright creepy. They can transmit serious internal parasites and even cause anemia and death in vulnerable animals. This much most pet owners know about fleas. But there’s more.
Did you know that adult fleas make up just 5% of the flea population in flea infested homes? The rest are millions of maggot-like flea larvae, pupae, and eggs that nestle down in your carpet, furniture, bedding, and other dark places where they could easily reinfest your pets or come nose-to-nose with your children. That’s why it’s important to learn all you can about the flea life cycle and talk to your veterinarian—so you can beat the fleas you see and the ones you don’t.