The Flea Life Cycle

Understanding the flea life cycle

As warmer temperatures near and fleas become more apparent, it is important to stay informed on this inevitable pest. As fleas affect a vast majority of people in the world, it is good to know the extent of their life. From egg to adulthood, learn the life cycle of a flea today!

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Common Types of Fleas in Texas

The most common types of fleas in Texas

With over 2,000 known species in the world, approximately 300 in America, fleas are prevalent almost everywhere you go. Although they can survive in cooler temperatures, they tend to flourish in warmer climates. Small, flat, and wingless, the flea is a major pest for cats, dogs, and families. Using their 3 pairs of unique legs, fleas have the ability to quickly transmit deadly illnesses and spread bacterial diseases by traveling on hosts. Furthermore, fleas lay eggs at a rate of about 40 per day for roughly 50 days, allowing for a flea infestation to quickly become out of control. Unfortunately for Texas, the weather is the perfect breeding ground for the “cat flea”, with the “dog flea” and “human flea” common as well.

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Texas

Mosquito borne diseases

As the summer months approach and mosquitoes become more common in Texas, it is important to stay informed about common mosquito diseases in Texas and to take the necessary precautions to limit exposure to prevent bites.

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8 Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquito Repellent Plants

As the warmer months come closer, mosquitoes will start to become a more prevalent problem. Although mosquitoes are attracted to the sweat and body odor of humans, they are discouraged by certain strong scents that grow naturally in certain plants. With the risk of contracting the many diseases and viruses that mosquitoes spread, finding a solution to keep these pests away is key. Luckily, mosquitoes are deterred by a plethora of plants that can easily be planted in your yard, such as Basil or Catnip.

Want to know more about the plants that can easily be planted to discourage mosquitoes? Here are 8 plants that keep mosquitoes away from you and your property

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The Mosquito Life Cycle

A swarm of mosquitos - grab the bug spray! 3D render.

As these stages are easily distinguished by their special appearance, we will be providing information on each stage to help you identify where in the life cycle the mosquito is.

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