1. A female flea can lay upto approximately 600 eggs in her lifetime, usually around 50 at one
time. They are tiny, white and oval shaped. They lay them on a host, ie dog, cat etc, but
often they roll off, usually where the host sleeps so bedding should be washed regularly.
An egg takes anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks to hatch.
2. Eggs will often make their way into the cracks and crevices of floorboards, skirting, rugs
and other furniture. They also thrive outdoors in sand or gravel, hence often being referred
to as “sand fleas”.
3. When eggs hatch, they look like small, worm-like, larva. They are covered in tiny bristles,
have no eyes and mouths that are made for chewing. They feed on organic matter like
dead skin, hair and faeces of mature fleas……ewwwww.