Fleas are pesty little critters that can wreak havoc in your household if you let them get a foothold! They can come in on someone's shoes or pants, lay their eggs in your carpet or cracks in wood floors and remain hidden in the environment, mainly in areas where you kitty sleeps. They can remain in the larval stage from ten to two hundred days depending upon the conditions. In another ten to two hundred days they emerge as full-grown fleas ready to start the cycle all over again. The best management is preventative care! I wash my kitties bedding weekly, vacuum frequently,(including the couches and chairs), change the vacuum bag frequently, and during the spring, summer and fall months use Advantage. I also groom my kitties almost every day and always check for flea dirt, a sure sign of fleas. And, whenever I come in from doing yardwork, I go straight to the basement, take off my clothes and throw them in the washer. My husband groans at me but I make him do it too! Yes, I guess you could say I'm excessive, but with 4 kitties I don't want to take any chances. So far, I've been very lucky and I hope to keep it that way. I've heard horror stories of people whose homes were infested. Yuk! Check with your vet for a product that will be good for you and your kitty. My cats all tolerate Advantage very well.
Sorry this has been so long. Hope it has been of some help.