Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis)
Adult Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) live exclusively as parasites of warm blooded animals, and birds. There are several different types of Fleas such as Dog Fleas, Cat Fleas, Human Fleas etc. However, they will feed on other animals in the absence of their normal host. The Cat Flea is the most common, being the cause of over three quarters of all Flea infestations.
The Key Facts About Cat Fleas…
Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) bites are identified as a tiny dark red spot surrounded by a reddened area which persists for one or two days and can be intensely irritating and carry a social stigma. Bites most commonly occur on the ankles and may consist of 2-3 bites in a row. The degree of reaction to bites varies considerably from person to person.
The pupa stage of Flea development has protection against insecticides and Fleas can stay in this pupal stage for up to a year. The pupal stage allows Fleas to survive adverse conditions as Flea eggs and larvae are susceptible to drying out and to adverse temperatures (hot or cold) but the pupal stage of the life cycle of the Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) is not so susceptible.
Vibrations, light variations and increasing carbon dioxide levels from our breath alert Fleas in their pupal casing to the presence of a potential host. The adult Cat Flea can emerge from the pupal casing within 3 seconds and attach to the host and take an immediate blood meal. This ability gives rise to the phenomenon of the sudden appearance of large numbers of Fleas to anyone entering an empty building.
Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) Significance of Control…
Although Cat Fleas generally are considered to be able to spread diseases there is little evidence to suggest that Cat Fleas transmit any serious diseases to humans. Far more important are the highly irritating nature of Flea bites on some people, especially children, and the ability they have to remain dormant in buildings over long periods.
Even if pet bedding has been disposed of in an attempt to eradicate Fleas re-infestation will occur unless extremely thorough cleaning is carried out. It is likely that unnoticed pupal cases will remain within the carpet just waiting for some form of stimulation from a potential host to emerge and start the cycle again. Treatment is the only effective method of controlling Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) activity.
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