Fleas are wingless insects. There are between 1/16” and 1/8” long. They are dark colored (usually dark brown or black) and are very agile. Fleas can jump vertically up to 7 inches vertically and 13 inches horizontally. This makes fleas one of the best jumpers of all known animals. They can jump around 200 times their own body length.
Flea infestations can take multiple treatments because of the long life cycle that they possess. There are usually many more fleas that are not visible for every one that is seen.
A minimum of three treatments will be needed to effectively control flea problems. The eggs will hatch out for up to ninety days.
It is very important for effective control to keep the carpeted areas clean and free of clutter when the treatment is being performed. You should vacuum all carpeted areas prior to treatment and the bag should be discarded outside the home. Monthly treatments need to be performed on a regular basis.