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Fleas

Fleas belong to the order Siphonaptera, this name comes from “Siphon”(sucking mouth-part), “a”(without), and “ptera”(wings), referring to their wingless and bloodsucking characteristics. Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are frequently encountered in homes and are common pests on domestic cats and dogs. Adult fleas are very small insects (up to 1/8 inch), so it is difficult to see a number of the characteristics used to describe them.

These reddish brown to black, wingless insects are compressed from side to side so that they look like they are walking “on edge.” They have piercing-sucking mouthparts through which they obtain blood meals from their hosts. Flea larvae are tiny (up to 3/16 inch long), hairy, and wormlike with a distinct, brownish head, but no eyes or legs.


Management

Once fleas infest a home, control will require a vigilant program that includes cleaning and treating infested areas indoors, eliminating fleas on pets, and cleaning up and possibly treating shaded outdoor locations where pets rest.

Thoroughly and regularly clean areas where adult fleas, flea larvae, and flea eggs are found. Vacuum floors, rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and crevices around baseboards and cabinets daily or every other day to remove flea eggs, larvae, adults, and food sources. Vacuuming is very effective in picking up adults. Flea eggs can survive and develop inside vacuum bags and adults may be able to escape to the outside, so immediately destroy bags by burning or by sealing them in a plastic trash bag and placing them in a covered trash container.

Launder pet bedding in hot, soapy water at least once a week. Thoroughly clean items brought into the building, such as used carpets or upholstered furniture, to prevent these from being a source of flea infestation.

 

Life Cycle

Female cat fleas remain on the host (unlike most other fleas) and lay about 20 to 30 eggs per day on the animal. Cat flea eggs are pearly white, oval, and about 1/32 inch long. The eggs are smooth, they readily fall from the pet and land on surfaces like bedding and carpeting in the animalˇs environment. They hatch in about 2 days. The whitish, wormlike larvae feed on dried blood and excrement produced by adult fleas feeding on the pet. Larval development is normally restricted to protected places where there is at least 75% relative humidity. They feed and crawl around for 5 to 15 days at 70 to 90F before they build small silken cocoons in which they develop into adult fleas (pupate). The pupae are usually covered with local debris for visual camouflage. At room temperatures, the entire life cycle may be completed in about 18 days. An adult cat flea generally lives about 30 to 40 days on the host; it is the only stage that feeds on blood. Fleas may be found on pets throughout the year, but numbers tend to increase dramatically during spring and early summer.

Problems associated with fleas

The cat flea is suspected of transmitting murine typhus to humans, but its primary importance is in its annoyance to people and pets. Cat fleas readily try to feed on almost any warm-blooded animal. Some people are bothered by the sensation of fleas walking on their skin, but bites are the major nuisance. Bites tend to be concentrated on the lower legs but can also occur on other parts of the body.

The bite consists of a small, central red spot surrounded by a red halo, usually without excessive swelling. Flea bites usually cause minor itching but may become increasingly irritating to people with sensitive or reactive skin. Some people and pets suffer from flea bite allergic dermatitis, characterized by intense itching, hair loss, reddening of the skin, and secondary infection. Just one bite may initiate an allergic reaction, and itching may persist up to 5 days after the bite. Cat fleas may also serve as intermediary hosts of dog tapeworms. Cats or dogs may acquire this intestinal parasite while grooming themselves by ingesting adult fleas that contain a cyst of the tapeworm.

Johnson Group Flea Control Service

(Non-chemical measures are particularly useful in dealing with bugs associated with beds and bedding)

Hygienitech® UV-C Bedbug Killing Machine

The Hygienitech UV-C Bedbug Killing Machine combines high frequency, pulsating waves, incredible suction and is able to kill and extract adult bed bugs, instar nymphs and eggs and other harmful organisms that accumulates in your mattresses.

AmeriVap® and Karcher® and Menikini® Professional Steam Cleaner

These dry steam systems are exclusively available at Johnson Group. AmeriVap is another alternative that can be employed effectively as a control option. Temperatures at tip can reach to 104℃ which is more than sufficient to kill bed bugs, instars and eggs upon contact (the thermal death point for bed bugs is about 40℃). Besides, the use of steam unit is commonly adopted as Green Approach to remove breeding sources.

Karcher® Puzzi Spray-extraction cleaner

Extraction steam cleaning of your carpet/rug ensures a more presentable appearance. The extraction mechanism ensures bugs and eggs within the carpet are being removed thoroughly.

Flea Control Products

At the Johnson Group GreenSTORE™, you can acquire easily all effective, environmentally safe and non-toxic products. Free delivery to single location with
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SafePRO® Natural Bed Bug, Lice & Flea Exterminator Laundry & Spray

Eradicate pests in the wash cycle
All natural SafePRO® uses scientifically proven active ingredients to eradicate pests in the wash cycle. Wash all fabrics used on, around & in your bed. Also wash drapes, upholstery & clothing. It is the best solution for ridding your home of bed bug, flea & lice infestations.

Benefits of using SafePRO®

  • All-Natural Ingredients, Non-toxic
  • Scent Free & Stain Free
  • Kill Bed bugs, fleas, ticks & other pests in the Laundry
  • Safe for users and the environment
  • Active Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 3.0%, Citric Acid 0.20%, Sodium Chloride 1.0%
  • Made in the USA

How to use SafePRO® 

Spray SafePRO® on the infested bed sheets, curtains, clothing or towels. SafePRO® may be used with or without your regular detergent. Add 30 ml SafePRO® to wash load (5 kg) weekly, wash all infested fabrics including sheets, mattress covers, bed skirts, pillows, pillow cases, comforters, duvets, blankets, bed spreads, bed clothing, plush toys, throw rugs, washable drapes, upholstery & clothing.

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PestAerosol™ Insecticide Series

Product Features

  • Effective against flying and crawling pests, including mosquitoes, midges, flies, cockroaches, ants, silverfish, ticks and fleas
  • Fit with homes, offices, restaurants, hotels, warehouses and hospital
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SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent

SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent repels rapidly mosquitoes, fleas, louse & other blood sucking insects. SmellGREEN® solution is an all-natural, formulation of essential oils like Geraniol and Cedarwood oil. Its gentle lemon scent provides a long-lasting deterrent.

Safe and Effective

SmellGREEN® contains no alcohol or toxic chemicals, is non-flammable, and biodegradable. It’s a colorless, non-staining liquid spray that is safe to spray onto your clothings and skin while you’re doing some outdoor activities. SmellGREEN® is demonstrably safe for the intended use. The active ingredient “Geraniol” has proven to be the most effective repellent of the over 4000 compounds tested by the University of Florida including citronella and DEET.

Benefits of SmellGREEN®

  • 100% essential oil and plant extracts
  • UL-2794 EcoLogo Certified, 100% biodegradable
  • Non-toxic, Non-corrosive on surfaces (pH neutral)
  • Safe for users and the environment
  • Does not stain surfaces or skin
  • U.S. EPA Reg. 87742-1 & Health Canada DIN 02390035
  • HK Standards and Testing Centre certified, 99.99% anti-bacterial efficacy
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Dustmitex®

HK Reg. No. 2P297 (SP)

Borates are inorganic minerals mined from naturally formed deposits in the earth. In particualr, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) is being the form used as insecticides. As a borate-based pesticide, Dustmitex® has a very low mammalian toxicity (about the same as table salt) and target specific pests like dust mites, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, ants and termites, making it especially attractive for treating home areas.

Benefits of using Dustmitex®

  • EPA Reg. no. 67419-1, Proven to have low toxicity
  • Reviewed by the California EPA, it will not have significant exposure risk to humans, and is safe to pets as well
  • Ecology-based solution to the problems of controlling dust mites, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, ants and termites
  • Remarkable result of Dustmitex® is the long term effectiveness in the lowering bugs population
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