Now, something serious.....
1. 5-10% of fleas live on animals and rest is believed to thrive in the surrounding of the animal. The treatment of the surrounding of the infested animal along with the animal is recommended.
2.* Fleas transmit tapeworms, ticks transmit Lyme disease, Tick paralysis. Ecto-worms are also a cause of endo-worms.
3. It has a long life-cycle [http://www.afraidtoask.com/ly
me/lymelifecycle.html] & [http://www.ah.novartis.com/im
ages/cab/tick_lifecycle.gif].. .an extended treatment is needed.
Regular bathing in clean water and tick collar seem to be the best solutions.