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Fleas: What Are They And How To Treat Them

At the very top of the list of irritants for dogs are fleas. Dogs and their owners hate the vermin because they are the main reason for skin irritation in a pet.
Flea eggs create excessive itching. Their 0.5mm size and clear appearance makes them hard to spot in your fur friend’s coat. As the eggs are transparent, the pet owner can find it difficult to detect them during routine check ups. Even when brushing your pet’s coat, these flea eggs can appear as dandruff and easy to miss. In this article, I am going to share some interesting facts about fleas, the flea eggs and necessary information about the pest, and how to treat them.

What is a Flea?

A flea is a tiny, dark brown parasitic insect, which sticks to the fur of animals. Adult fleas attach to a dog’s skin and suck on their blood with their biting abilities. Because they are tiny, they often remain undetected for a long time.

How Do Dogs Get Fleas?

Our pets often roll on the ground while enjoying outdoor activities like running, walking, or playing. Fleas  thrive in moist and dark areas, where there is less exposure to light. When dogs roll on the ground, this becomes a perfect opportunity for the insect to stick onto the dog’s fur and start laying new eggs on the skin surface. It’s important to keep an eye out for flea eggs on the corners of the garden area, furniture, wet carpet, under the bed, and even on your couch. A dog who hasn’t bathed or been cleaned correctly are susceptible targets for fleas.

Why Is It Important to Treat Flea Eggs?

Dogs love to play around and be active. This play time always ends with dirt sticking on their fur and, quite possibly, a flea finds its way on their skin.
These insects can cause many skin issues ranging from simple itching to red sores. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms in pets, which can be very dangerous. The research suggests that a female flea can lay about 50 eggs per day. To get rid of fleas entirely, one must stop the flea life cycle. It is the only way to keep our beloved furry friends away from any allergies.

These are the 5 easy steps to prevent, eliminate, and treat fleas as well as the flea eggs:

Step 1: Prevention Is Better Than A Cure

Fleas are much easier to prevent than eliminate. Don’t wait for fleas to take over. Do proper pest control in your house and start avoiding the fleas before you even see them. Fleas are always ready to attack. They can come anytime to ruin our healthy environment. So, don’t wait for any flea attacks and prevent them from entering your house as soon as possible.

Step 2: Find the Fleas or Flea Eggs

To treat the issue of flea eggs, first, you need to find out whether your pet’s coat or even your house already has fleas or not! One of the first signs of a flea infestation is ‘scratching.’ Do closer examination and find the adult fleas. As a pet owner, it is advisable to take the pet to the vet clinic for inner coat check-ups.

Step 3: Give Your Pet a Bath

Proper bathing sessions using specific flea shampoos with your pooch are some of the best ways to kill insects laid on your pet’s coat. Clean his fur, tail, ears, and all the tiny parts with the flea removal products and do that on a regular basis.

Step 4: Cleaning House

As you know, dogs roll on the ground and shake off dirt all around the house. Because of this, there are high chances that flea eggs can be laid in the house too! Don’t be lazy to clean the house on a daily basis if your area has a high intake of fleas. Vacuum the carpets, wash blankets, etc. thrice a week for the best flea eggs removal. Don’t forget to wash pet bedding every week and spray anti-flea odorless products in their crates for proper cleaning.

Step 5: Try Some Home Remedies

If you’re trying to get rid of fleas without spending much money on expensive products, you should consider some home remedies like the use of Wintergreen oil, Lemon rinses, Orange oil shampoos, etc. The citric acid acts as a natural repellent for fleas. You can also use regular soap to eliminate the insects from the pet’s coats. Even simple brushing can keep flea eggs away.

So, that’s all about the fleas and flea eggs. I hope this article will help you to serve the purpose. Keep places clean, maintain a balanced hygiene level of your pets, understand the flea cycle to get rid of it, and there you go! Say bye-bye to the unwanted and annoying flea eggs.

About the Author: 

Shailee Sheth is a content writer who loves to read, research, and inform the public all about husky and pomsky care. You can visit her website and check out all the adorable puppy pomskies that are currently up for adoption.