Controlling Fleas

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Publication
Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
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Overview

Fleas can be a problem for pets and their owners. This publication offers information about the flea life cycle, and tips on treating pets and homes effectively. For best results, flea control should begin before the problem gets out of hand.

In Texas, most flea problems are caused by the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. This flea feeds on cats, dogs, and wildlife. Other kinds of fleas, such as the dog flea, human flea, and rat flea, are less common on pets and in homes. Fortunately, fleas need not be a serious problem because there are many effective treatments. An integrated flea control program includes good sanitation and treatment of the pet and environment. You can eliminate fleas from your home with proper treatment, but it may take time, especially if the infestation is heavy. (4 pages)

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