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THE FLEA

跳蚤

Posted July 18, 2013, 2:10:00 PM    ∙    By System Admin    ∙    0 Comment    ∙    14359 Views
HEALTH THREAT
Fleas spread diseases to animals and humans such as the tapeworm.
PROPERTY THREAT
Rapid reproductive cycles can result in a large scale infestation in a short time.

GETTING RID OF FLEAS FOR GOOD

Mistakes Homeowners Make

1) DIY Extermination

Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to exterminate fleas themselves using over the counter products such as bombs, sprays, flea drops or bathes. The problem with these methods, is they can only treat one area of your house, giving fleas plenty of time to jump onto another host. Because fleas can live without blood for a couple of days, they can jump from host to host, or from object to object. This is why the best way to treat a flea infestation is to professionally treat the entire house at one time.

2) Thinking spot treatments for pets are enough

Spot treatments do exactly as they say, they treat a single spot on your pet. While they can kill the live fleas in one spot, they do nothing for the hundreds of eggs they've laid in other places. At the same time, fleas are highly mobile and have longer hind legs to jump from host to host. This means that treating pets is only part of solving a flea infestation.

3) Disregarding the environmental factor

Ask yourself, does your pet spend time outdoors? If the flea infestation originated from outdoors, the best thing to do is call a professional and ask them to inspect the areas where your pet mostly likely got infected. What area(s) does your pet spend most of their time sleeping or lounging? It's important to point these areas out to your technician to ensure quality treatment.

Traits of a Flea:

  • Color: Dark and slightly shiny
  • Size: Very small, less than 1/8 of an inch
  • Appearance: Covered in small hairs
  • Body: Round with longer hind legs used for jumping. they can jump up to 7 inches in the air.
  • Wings: None
  • Nesting: Usually found on domestic animals like dogs and cats

Signs of a Flea Infestation:

  • Bites on the ankles
  • Bites are pink, itchy bumps that go away fairly soon
  • Small flat insects that jump-usually found in bedding or areas of rest
  • Eggs not on hosts (such as animals) but in/on the sleeping areas of hosts
健康上的威胁
跳蚤传播疾病给动物和人类,如绦虫。
物业上的威胁
迅速繁殖周期可能导致在很短的时间内大规模侵扰。

摆脱蚤类

房主犯的错误

1) DIY消灭

许多房主错误地尝试使用专柜产品自己消灭跳蚤,如炸弹,喷雾剂,蚤滴剂或沐浴。这些方法的问题是它们只能处理你的房子的一个区域,让跳蚤充足的时间跳到另一个宿主。因为跳蚤可以在没有血下生活几天, 它们可以从一宿主跳到一宿主,或者从一物件到一物件。这就是为什么处理跳蚤侵扰最好的办法是在同一时间专业地将整个房子处理。

2) 认为宠物局部处理已足够

局部处理,与它意思一样, 它们处理你的宠物一个部分。虽然它们可以杀死活跳蚤在一个地方, 它们对已着床的蚤卵什么都不能做。与此同时,跳蚤的流动性极高与具有较长的后肢从一宿主跳到一宿主。这意味着处理宠物是消灭跳蚤为患的一部分。

3) 忽视环境因素

扪心自问,你的宠物是否花时间在户外?如果跳蚤为患起源于户外,最好做的事情是请专业人员,并要求他们检查你的宠物最有可能受到感染的地区。哪些区域你的宠物花其大部分时间睡觉或闲逛?重要的是要指出这些地区到您的技术人员,以确保高质量的治疗。

跳蚤的特征:

  • 颜色:深色略有光泽
  • 大小:非常小的,小于1/8寸
  • 外观:有小汗毛
  • 身体:圆形,带有较长的后腿用于跳跃。它们能在空气中弹跳到高达7英寸。
  • 翅膀:无
  • 築巢:通常发现家养动物如狗和猫

跳蚤滋生的迹象:

  • 叮咬脚踝
  • 叮咬是粉红色,发痒的颠簸很快就会消失
  • 通常发现小扁虫在跳跃在床上或休息区
  • 蚤卵不会在宿主身上(如动物),但会在宿主睡觉的地方
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