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How long can fleas live without a host?
By Alice from Long Beach, CA
I was told it could be as long as year, but don't take that to the bank. I do know it's a long time.
The eggs are still hatching. Vacumn every day and they will soon be gone.
We bought a house that had sat empty for about 18 months. The previous owners had a dog. We moved in and the place was full of fleas so, at least 18 months!
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How often do fleas mate?
I don't know if it helps, but an exterminator and a vet told me that their eggs hatch every two weeks.
So we had to treat our house every two weeks. So gross.
Good luck, hope this helps. (11/10/2008)