is a once a month topical flea
treatment for dogs and puppies
7 weeks or older and cats and
kittens 8 weeks or older. Advantage
stops fleas from biting in 3-5
minutes and kills 98-100% of the
fleas on dogs and cats within
12 hours of application also killing
re-infesting fleas within 2 hours
and lasts up to 1 month. Advantage
kills fleas before they lay eggs.
One treatment with Advantage prevents
further infestation for at least
4 weeks and is 100% water safe.
fossils date back to the Lower Cretaceous period,
meaning fleas have been around for about 100 million
years. At that time, their neighbors might have
been a Tyrannosaurus Rex or Triceratops!
fleas can jump 150 times their own length. That
compares to a human jumping 1,000 feet. One flea
broke a record with a four-foot vertical jump.
and without a blood meal, a flea can live more
than 100 days. On average, they live two to three
fleas cannot lay eggs until after their first
blood meal and begin to lay eggs within 36-48
hours after that meal.
female flea can lay 2,000 eggs in her lifetime;
if all 53 million dogs in the U.S. each hosted
a population of 60 fleas, we'd have more than
six trillion flea eggs surrounding our pets. Laid
end-to-end, those eggs would stretch around the
world more than 76 times!
female flea consumes 15 times her own body weight
in blood daily.
adult fleas all suck blood from a cat or dog or
other mammal, their larvae live and feed on organic
debris in the host animal's environment.
larvae are blind.
you happen to see one flea, there may be more
than 100 offspring or adults looming nearby in
furniture, corners, cracks, carpeting or on your
cat flea, which infests both cats and dogs, is
a tropical insect and cannot tolerate freezing
temperatures for long periods of time. However,
they are well adapted to indoor living.
there are more than 2,000 known species and subspecies
of fleas, only one flea species -- the cat flea
-- accounts for almost all the fleas found on
cats and dogs in the United States.
are often confused with bedbugs, lice and ticks.
largest recorded flea is the North American Hystrichopsylla
schefferi, measuring 12mm in length - almost 1/2-inch!