The current economic downturn has many pet owners looking for ways to cut back on expenses, but one way that does not make sense is flea prevention. Preventing fleas has always been easier — and much more economical in the long run — than trying to get rid of them after they’ve infested your pet and your household. Today’s effective topical and oral monthly flea-prevention products wind up costing only pennies a day, really — no more than a candy bar or the price of a stamp — when you spread the cost out over the year.
How many times can a flea jump without stopping?
- Fleas jump?
How many times can a flea bite in one day?
- 125 times
- 40 times
- 1 time, but really hard
What is the best way to get rid of fleas on my pet?
- Use a veterinary-grade product to kill adult fleas
- Use a growth inhibitor to prevent fleas from maturing
- Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum
Fleas are mean, lean, biting machines. A close-up look at these tiny parasites shows just how well built they are for this job and why they are so hard to banish from your pet and your home.