Cat and Dog Flea (Siphonaptera)
About 1,400 species of fleas have been identified and there are perhaps up to 60 species in Britain. It is suspected they have evolved from a group close to the flies, mainly because flea larvae are quite similar to some fly larvae. All adult fleas are external parasites of warm-blooded animals and birds. Extreme specialisation has resulted in them looking unlike any other group of insects.
Cat Flea Removal/Dog Flea Removal
Where very high populations of fleas are present, a single application of insecticide may not be sufficient, as even a 99% kill rate can still leave sufficient survivors to form the basis of a new infestation. In such cases, additional treatments will need to be carried out until the infestation is eradicated. All floors and upholstered furniture should be vacuumed to remove animal hairs, organic debris, flea eggs and pupae. Dispose of the vacuum bag in an outside bin. Any cats and dogs should be treated for fleas with an insecticide recommended for this purpose and pet bedding should be destroyed or washed. All floors should then be treated with a residual insecticide or a desiccant spray from skirting board to skirting board.