At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 278
The f lea's not
such a jolly
FRONTLINE® vet Geoffrey Guyot shares some handy
tips to help you keep your pet ea free this summer
ow summer is here, you have
a good opportunity to enjoy
some precious time with your
pet while the sun shines. Why
not get out into the garden for a spot of
sunbathing with your furry friend tucked
up beside you?
When it cools down and it's time to
go inside, there's nothing better than
snuggling up on the sofa with your cat
curled up on your lap or your hound
sprawled across your legs.
Sounds perfect - until you spot some
un anted ea bites on your legs or
notice your furry friend scratching
frantically. It can only mean one thing...
dreaded summer eas are out in force
and targeting your pet and your home.
his summer, don t let eas get
between you and your pet. Follow
these handy tips to help keep you, your
pet and your home a ea free one.
h are eas s ch
a pro lem d rin
the hot weather?
During the summer, the warmth and
the moisture laden air provide perfect
conditions for eas to replicate and
Consequently, we see an explosion
in the ea population. nder optimal
conditions, eas can go from egg to
adult in just 14 days.
hat a o t
inside o r home
o here is safe from eas. s ell
as thriving outside, eas may also
be running riot in your home. Flea
eggs and other immature life stages
will be snuggled down in the base of
carpets and rugs, as well as tucked
away in dark nooks and crannies under
furniture and bet een oorboards.
ea infestation might have been
dormant, or remained at low levels,
Now, the warmer weather will trigger
the rapid development of any eas
inside your home, quickly making
carpets, rugs and pets' bedding a
hive of activity.
Even your own bed and settees
could be at risk if you have a pet that
enjoys sleeping on your divan or
cuddling up to you on the sofa.
So ho do eas et into
o r home in the ﬁrst place
ith so many eas lurking in gardens
and parks, your pet can easily pick up
some un anted ea guests as they
enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some
of the most common ways:
FROM THE ENVIRONMENT
he risk of ea pupae cocoons lurking
under bushes and common animal
thoroughfares is high during the
summer and they will quickly emerge
and hop onto your pet as they enjoy
a roll in the park.
FROM YOUR PET
Fleas lay their eggs on your pet,
these then fall off and drop into the
surrounding environment - your home.
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