CAT FLEA PHE

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    the most common
    domestic flea.
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    mouthparts
    piercing-sucking with well-developed palps
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    eggs are SHAPE
    SMOOTH
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    eggs not glued/stuck to the hairs or body but are deposited on or between
    hairs, or in the nest or bedding material
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    eggs deposited on the animal either
    fall or are shaken off, and
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    eggs are frequently found in
    cracks and crevices where pets sleep or frequent.
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    Eggs are APPEARANCE
    oval, whitish, and about 1/64" (0.5 mm) long.
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    Flea larvae move about using the
    setal rings and abdominal struts/hooks.
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    larvae mouthparts
    chewing
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    larvae feed on
    organic debris but almost all require dried fecal blood in order to complete development;
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    larvae they do not
    bite but feed on adult flea fecal blood.
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    Larvae require
    high relative humidity (45-95%) and 1-2 weeks to several months to go through 3 instars.
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    Last instar larvae then spin a cocoon and incorporate
    surrounding debris on its surface which provides camouflage.
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    pre-emerged adult remains in the cocoon for up to 20 weeks, where it is
    protected from adverse conditions, including pesticides.
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    Adults are stimulated to emerge from the cocoon by
    mechanical depression of the cocoon, an increase in temperature, and possibly vibrations.
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    Larvae and pupae are typically found where
    the animal sleeps or frequents.
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    can live for several months on
    their stored body fat.
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    adults once on a host tend to
    spend all of their time on the host, feeding, mating, and laying eggs, unless dislodged.
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    they will readily bite and can survive using
    other species as hosts.
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    normal cat grooming removes up to
    50% of the fleas; otherwise, they can survive about a year.
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    Cat fleas may transmit
    plague.
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    There is very strong circumstantial evidence that they may transmit
    murine typhus.
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    Cat fleas serve as intermediate hosts of the
    dog tapeworm, Dipylidium canninum (Linnaeus), and the rodent tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta (Rudolphi).
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    These tapeworms occasionally infest humans, especially
    humans, especially very young children.
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    It is not necessary to have pets in the building in order to
    have fleas present.
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    Since fleas can jump about 6" (15 cm) vertically, they can easily
    hitch a ride on shoes, trousers, etc.
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    flea activity can occur even if the building has been vacant because of

    _
    adults can live for months without food,
    and because fleas have not been removed via normal vacuuming.
    long pupal period
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    flea activity can occur even if the building has been vacant because of

    long pupal period,
    _
    and because fleas have not been removed via normal vacuuming.
    adults can live for months without food
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    flea activity can occur even if the building has been vacant because of

    long pupal period,
    adults can live for months without food,
    _
    and because fleas have not been removed via normal vacuuming
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    Also, fleas are normally removed from the interior environment by
    taking up residence on the pet(s).
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    Fleas are found where animals sleep or frequent, because this is where
    eggs and adult fecal blood accumulate.
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    larvae will be in areas with
    high moisture which is necessary for their survival.
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    Pupae will be found in the same situations as
    larvae.
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    larvae/pupae can both be found
    indoor and outdoor situations.
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    Cat fleas are also found on other urban hosts such as
    opossum, fox, mongoose, and occasionally rats.
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    Flea larvae die at relative humidities below
    45% and above 95%, and hence,

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    larvae are rarely found outdoors in
    arid climates.
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    Larvae fail to develop at temperatures below
    55°F (13°C) and at or above 95°F (35°C).
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    pet treatment but must be done
    on the day of treatment and either before or while the premises are being treated.
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    Indoor control.

    _
    remove all articles from under beds, on closet floors, and from under furniture;
    vacuum all upholstered furniture, floors, and carpeting.
    remove all items such as toys and pillows off the floor or carpet;
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    Indoor control.

    remove all items such as toys and pillows off the floor or carpet;
    _
    vacuum all upholstered furniture, floors, and carpeting.
    remove all articles from under beds, on closet floors, and from under furniture;
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    Indoor control.

    remove all items such as toys and pillows off the floor or carpet;
    remove all articles from under beds, on closet floors, and from under furniture;
    _
    vacuum all upholstered furniture, floors, and carpeting.
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    It is recommended that an IGR (insect growth regulator) be used on the
    initial treatment and
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    IGR reapplied as per label instructions every
    3-6 months throughout the flea season.
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    For problem accounts, it is recommended that the IGR alone be applied prior to
    the beginning of the next flea season as a preventative measure.
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    vacuuming has little effect on residual deposits, advise the customer to
    vacuum several times during the first 7-10 days after treatment.
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    _ will help reduce the emerging fleas and callbacks.
    vacuuming
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    some pesticide sprays (microencapsulated formulations) tend to
    stimulate fleas to emerge from their cocoon.
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    Outside control...pesticide and light-stable IGR, every place the animal
    rests, naps, or sleeps which are typically cool areas such as next to the building’s foundation, porch, etc., or under a bush or tree.
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    Band treatment is done with an appropriately labeled pesticide which is applied in a
    6-10 foot band around the perimeter of the building.
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    If the infestation is severe,
    overall yard treatment may be required and an appropriately labeled pesticide should be used.
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ianquinto
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CAT FLEA PHE
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CAT FLEA PHE
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