Would you want to chomp onto something that smelled overwhelmingly foul to you? Probably not. The same thing is true of fleas and vinegar-even apple cider vinegar, which I actually like the smell of. Applying this during a bath or as a spray does not change a cats internal Ph. levels, and is a good way to naturally remove fleas, especially on kittens.
All About the Cat Flea | Ctenocephalides felis | petMD
Understanding the life cycle means that we know we have to treat 4 separate stages of flea development. Adults on cats, eggs on bedding and wherever the cats goes, larvae, and pupa. Eggs and Pupae are quite a bit more resistant than larvae and adults. In fact a pupa can hang around for several months just waiting for a nice juicy cat to come around before it comes out of its safe cocoon.
Life Cycle of the Cat Flea - Christine DeMerchant
Fleas can be detected early on by observing the behavior of the pet (i.e. noticing the pet scratching). Flea allergy dermatitis is a costly and uncomfortable ailment for both animals and humans, and early detection and treatment are the keys to minimization of suffering. Though cat fleas can act as vectors for disease, action is usually taken because of the great annoyance caused by the itching and biting of the fleas, rather than for health purposes.
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Cat Fleas, Ctenocephalides felis, are wingless flattened insects. Adult cat fleas can range in colour from quite light reddish brown to quite dark almost black. It is likely fleas adapt to the colour of their hosts.Because fleas are flattened and their body hard and slippery, they easily move between hairs, or clothing, helped by their backwards pointing bristles. Anyone chasing a flea in a cat knows how agile and quick they can be. This also allows the flea to move quickly in carpets or bedding.Cat fleas are great athletes with huge back legs well suited to jumping. Leaps of over a meter have been reported but most fleas leaps will not exceed the height of a cat, under a foot.The adult cat flea is only one of the forms a flea can take. If you have adult fleas you most certainly have flea eggs, flea larvae, flea dirt, and flea pupa.