These usually stay hidden in corners of your house or in between small spaces of furniture or floor cracks. They don’t take much time to mature – hardly a couple of weeks. But this larval stage is often extended when the conditions are not suitable for them to come out, and they can take as much as six months to become adults. They also spin a web around them called the cocoon and stay inside it for about five weeks.
The larva can stay inside the cocoon even longer. In most cases, they only come out after they feel vibrations outside which notifies them that a potential host has arrived. This is also why you will hear many people complaining of flea infestations after returning home after a long vacation.
A flea survives by feeding on the host and sucking up their blood. Moreover, until and unless the female flea has fed on blood, it cannot lay eggs. That is why if the fleas don’t get favorable conditions, they might even die within a week, but if the conditions are good and humid and they have sufficient food, they can remain in your property for even a year. But according to reports, without eating at all, a flea can survive two months on average.
At Thrive Pest Control, we provide swift and professional flea control in Bixby, Oklahoma. We also offer same-day services in case you need emergency help. We understand entirely how worrisome and upsetting it is to find fleas on your premises. So, we aim to help you out of this situation without any disruption to your family or business.