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Keep your pet free of fleas this autumn

It’s nearly winter and we are now starting to switch our heating on. We need to make sure we keep ourselves and our pets nice and warm however did you know that your home can provide the perfect breeding ground for fleas in autumn?

That doesn’t mean we cannot start to heat our homes as it gets colder however turning up your heating in the autumn months can provide the perfect temperature for fleas. A house heated between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius can cause dormant flea pupae (cocoon type stage) to hatch into adults and create an ideal breeding ground.

Even if there’s no signs of fleas in your home your pet may have a chance to catch them so to ensure your pet and your house stay free of fleas, it’s important to treat your pet regularly all year round. Make sure you also treat your home with a household flea spray (follow the instructions carefully). The flea pupae like dark and warm spots so make sure you treat all floors, under sofas and beds and even spray a small amount in your hoover.

Below is an infographic from the National RSPCA which provides you with more information on fleas and how to treat them.

EmmaKeep your pet free of fleas this autumn