Although flea numbers usually decline during the cooler months, it is worth remembering that the life cycle can easily continue all year long if dogs and cats live indoors. In fact, home heating provides an ideal environment for fleas to survive year-round. This allows newly hatched fleas to jump onto your animals and commence feeding and breeding, thereby continuing the life cycle. Eggs are laid loosely in batches of up to 20 or so, usually on your pet.
 
The small, slippery, white eggs fall off anywhere where the animal rests or sleeps. Larvae and pupae find refuge in cracks and crevices in floors and furniture. Once they hatch and detect your dog or cat nearby, they jump on and bite, causing your pet to scratch due to the irritation.   There are many different flea control products available. You are welcome to come in to discuss which flea product best suits your individual situation.