• The world is host to over 2,000 species of flea, and they're a problem almost everywhere.
• A single female flea can produce 2,000 eggs in her lifetime.
• A flea can jump more than 100 times its length.
To get rid of and prevent fleas, clean your home thoroughly. Wash everything, including pet bedding, laundry, quilts, blankets, and linens. Any materials that fleas could inhabit should be washed at least every two to three weeks.
If you live in a home with a yard, that means keeping your grass mowed and shrubs trimmed back. This simple landscaping move is the opposite of curb appeal to fleas and ticks, because they have less place to hide.
Pets such as cats and dogs are a primary way that fleas enter your home. Make sure to regularly check your pets for fleas.
A good way to help prevent and remove fleas is to vacuum at least once a week, and more often if you spot fleas.