Adult fleas live on the skin of pets. However, a staggering 95 percent of the flea population is found in the environment (in carpets, bedding and soft furnishings) as eggs and larva. Fleas can spread diseases such as tapeworms, but can also cause severe skin irritation, infection and allergies. Even animals that live completely indoors can become infested with fleas.

Treatment involves spot-on drops (for dogs or cats) or tablets (for dogs only), household sprays can also be used to break fleas’ lifecycle.

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