Flea Facts

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• A female flea can lay 1,400 eggs in one month.

• A short 21 days is all it takes to go from egg to biting flea.

• It takes only 2 days for flea eggs to hatch into maggot-like larvae that hide in your dog’s favorite resting spots.

• Those larvae turn into pupae and in about 19 more days you have a new generation. Thus, leading to infestation.

• In order to get rid of a flea infestation, you must first stop the reproduction of fleas.

• Because 95% of the flea population in your home is made up of eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae, the only way to stop infestations and prevent new ones from occurring is to break the flea life cycle at an immature stage.

• At our clinic we recommend preventing flea infestations with Sentinel® (milbemycin/lufenuron) Flavor Tabs and treat adult fleas as needed.

• Sentinel® Flavor Tabs are convenient oral tabs that you should give your dog once a month.

• Sentinel® provides a broad spectrum coverage against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and of course fleas.

• So, if your pet occasionally picks up an adult flea, the good news is that the flea will not produce viable eggs, therefore you will not have a flea infestation in your home.