Flea Eggs and Your Pet: How They Look and How To Get Rid Of Them

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The flea life cycle

Approximately 90% of the flea life cycle takes place in the environment (eggs, larvae, and pupae) and not on the pet itself.

Identifying different stages of the flea life cycle

What do adult fleas look like?

What do flea eggs look like?

What do flea larvae look like?

What do flea pupae look like?

Treat your dog with a flea product that contains insect growth regulators to stop eggs from developing and treat your house with flea spray and lots of hoovering.

How to get rid of flea eggs and break the flea life cycle

Treat your pet

Treat your home



Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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