How long do fleas last?

A week can feel like an eternity when your dog has fleas. Watching your canine companion itch and scratch is a distressing experience in which you can't help but wish for these pesky bugs to just pack up and go away.

A week can feel like an eternity when your dog has fleas. Watching your canine companion itch and scratch is a distressing experience in which you can't help but wish for these pesky bugs to just pack up and go away.

Unfortunately, according to Vetwest, fleas can live for up to three months in and around your home taunting your precious pup. A quarter of a year is a long time to deal with these pests; therefore the moment you catch them in the act, take care of the problem with medications immediately to rid fleas from your dog. During this treatment process, it's important to protect both your furry friend and home. Vetwest claimed that fleas reproduce at a tremendous rate and can lay up to 2,000 eggs in just one lifetime. Essentially, if there are just ten that intruded your house in early March, you can be hosting as many as 20,000 of these critters by the end of May.

If left untreated, a flea infestation can fester in your home anywhere from weeks to months at a time. To prevent this problem before it even occurs, keep your pup protected with Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Collar with Reflect-X Shield® to kill and repel fleas for more than half a year.


This content is provided by the pet wellness experts at Hartz®. We offer complete flea and tick protection for your pet, home and yard.