Fleas have the ability to live in furniture, such as beds, while in the larva and pupa stages. The flea larva feed off of adult flea excrement, dead skin cells and feathers.
Flea eggs are deposited on to bedding from pets such as dogs and cats. The eggs take up to 2 weeks to hatch. The hatched larva look like tiny worms and eat any available organic material. They do not like light, making bedding an ideal place for them to live and mature. After three larval stages, the larva weaves a cocoon where they stay for 1 to 2 weeks. At this point, an adult flea emerges from the cocoon and finds a blood source, be it human or animal.Learn More
Toads have a limited ability to smell, so deterrents based on the sense of smell are not effective. To deter a toad, eliminate any habitats suitable for a toad or any elements that a toad finds attractive.Full Answer >
To create homemade bed bug repellent, make an infusion of mint and water. The supplies you need for this 15-minute project are distilled water, fresh mint leaves, a liquid measuring cup, a spray bottle, mild soap, a kitchen towel, a chef's knife, a cutting board, a funnel, a slotted spoon, a medium pot and a stove.Full Answer >
The name "inchworm" refers to the larva of any one of 35,000 species of moth worldwide. Nearly all eat some variety of fruits, leaves or vegetable matter, depending on what is found in their particular environment. One of the most common inchworm species, the cankerworm, feeds on the fruit and foliage of a variety of trees including apple, oak and sweetgum. An infestation of cankerworms can devastate an orchard.Full Answer >
Remove magpies from an area by ridding the environment of shelter and food. This process requires a saw or loppers and closed pet food containers. Ridding an area of magpies is an ongoing process, requiring vigilance and frequent upkeep of property.Full Answer >