In short, to get rid of flea eggs on cats, bathe the cat with a flea shampoo, flea comb the cat’s fur (with tightly-spaced tines), give oral cat flea preventative such as lufenuron and kill adult fleas using cat medication such as nitenpyram twice per week.
Previously, I covered the best fogger for fleas, but in this post we’ll cover how you can get rid of cat flea eggs.
First off: What’s the negative effect of having fleas on your cat or kittens? Notably, fleas will not just cause itching on your feline friends, but will also trigger anemia, hair loss, and could introduce tapeworms.
But, what color are flea eggs on a cat? Well, flea eggs have a rounded oval shape. If freshly deposited, flea eggs will look translucent white but change to pearl-like and opaque with time. Experts consider the flea eggs as dandruff flakes, salt grains, and tiny pearls shaped.
How to Get Rid of Flea Eggs on Cats Step By Step
1. Bathe the cat with a flea shampoo
For the kittens that are under 12 weeks old, use ordinary dish soap to clean them up of any debris, fleas and flea eggs. However, for the mature cats, use cat flea shampoo to undertake the same role, mainly because the adult cats can withstand the insecticides and smell.
Cat flea shampoo has insecticides will kills the adult frees and thus break their life-cycle to stop them from further egg-laying. In this early bathing process, some of the flea eggs will be washed off from the cat’s fur.
2. Brush the cat’s fur using a Flea comb
Next, take the special flea comb. Clearly, the flea comb must be designed to create closely spaced tines to comb out the small fleas and any cat flea eggs present. Therefore, upon running the flea combs a few times in the cats fur, you’ll notice some back fleas and some rice looking flea eggs coming off.
Ensure that the combing process is thorough on the cat’s chest and neck since fleas love the area.
Also, cover the flea comb with some petroleum jelly so that the flea eggs and smalls fleas can stick on it. To clean off the fleas and their eggs, ensure that dip the comb into soapy water or some rubbing alcohol – which also will suffocate and kill them.
3. Give oral cat flea preventative