From personal experience with our family dog Coco(see her here), FLEAS can definitely survive a nine hour trip from California. Coco was brought to us from the North West region of California; unknowing to us her body teaming with fleas.
Fleas need a combination of high temperatures and low humidity to be naturally killed by our environment; although sometimes this isn’t even enough.
There are many pet owners through out the valley with similar stories; “nary a flea to be found thanks to the heat.” Although the Nevada sun is scorching hot, warm weather alone can not kill the flea off completely. Fleas need a combination of high temperatures and low humidity to be naturally killed by our environment; although sometimes this isn’t even enough.
At the first sight of flea infestation, ALWAYS take cautionary steps to reducing the population BEFORE thinking of chemical applications from a professional.
Coco’s fleas lasted only but a few weeks; the heat of the sun killed off some and the low humidity killed off some more, but the inside of our home was still humid enough for continued infestation. At the first sight of flea infestation, ALWAYS take cautionary steps to reducing the population BEFORE thinking of chemical applications from a professional.Wash all pets thoroughly and daily. Doing this daily will ensure you are constantly attacking the fleas and keeping your pets from harboring new fleas. As well (and as funny as it sounds), keep yourself and others in the household clean in hygiene and basic cleanliness. Doing all the laundry, sheets, dog beds, and any other fabric material suspicious of infestation as SOON AS POSSIBLE will give you a large leap ahead of the infestation. With the biggest piece of fabric in most people homes being carpet, areas most used by pets is recommended to be shampooed thoroughly even if not done professionally.
This, in combination with a couple cheap flea collars and the Las Vegas sun and low humidity, it’s just the right remedy for a flea infestation. Conclusively, there technically ARE fleas in Las Vegas, although only on rare occurrences.