chewing mouthparts hatch and feed on dried host
Understanding the life cycle of the flea, the
blood -- provided by the feeding female flea. Prior to
dependence of this pest on its host, and the importance
pupating, the larva spins a small, loose white silk
of the dried host blood, is essential to flea control.
cocoon. The pupa molts to an adult inside the cocoon.
Removing dried blood and adult fleas by
Adults emerge from the pupal cocoon find the host,
vacuuming, killing the adult fleas, and using an insect
feed by sucking blood, mate, and produce eggs. The
growth regulator to keep the larvae from pupating will
cat flea is the most common flea infesting dogs and
cats in the United States.
control flea populations.
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