Fleas are a common Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton Pest Control Critter we deal with. Usually associated with cats and dogs; spread at pet day cares; from mice, rats and other mammals; or from the microscopic larvae and pupae anywhere food is available, such as in animal fur, or any other forms or organic matter (fences, dead insects, vegetable matter). It is common for the larvae and pupae, where a large portion of there life is spent, to wait over winter until they hatch when they sense a host is near. They also avoid sunlight and like sand, cracks and crevices, and bedding. Using non-toxic methods we can easily remove fleas, there eggs, larvae and pupae if you have a problem.
A few months ago, a major Flea find was discovered near Daohugou (Northeast China), that was a part of the Middle Jurassic (176-161million years ago) and Lower Cretaceous period further confirming dinosaurs are not the only creepy critter in existence during prehistoric times. The female fleas were a much larger size than today’s 5mm length, nearly 4x at 20mm while males were 15mm. Nature journal, who published the study shows the pesky vermin were not able to jump, however there remains show they were specially adapted to feed off there prey. Check it out below here:
Picture of fossils discovered (not to scale)
Picture of today’s common cat or dog flea flea under the 200x electron microscope
If you ever have flea questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact. Using environmentally friendly pesticide free methods we can solve your flea problems in about 4 hours at a cost that is affordable to all.