Chomp, Chomp! Lick, lick! It's 3am, and your furry best friend is in agony. His scratching, licking and chewing are driving the family crazy!

The adult flea can lay hundreds, even thousands of eggs over a period of a few weeks. These eggs can be laid in your house or they may drop off your pet as he moves around his environment. In a few days the eggs hatch into larvae. It may take a few weeks or months for the larvae to develop and spin a tiny cocoon. This is the stage in which they can lie dormant for over a year, waiting for the right conditions from which an adult flea will emerge.

Even if your pet is receiving spot-on type flea prevention treatments, fleas an still appear on you pet and in the environment. Keep tabs on your pet's coat, skin health and condition, including recognizing the presence of fleas or flea-bit dermatitis.

Your groomer or Vet can recommend products for treating the home environment to prevent a full blown infestation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!