Flea eggs are wet and sticky when laid. However, they quickly dry and become non-adherent due to their round shape and smooth shell. Once dry, the non-sticky eggs easily fall off the host. Around 60% drop into the environment within two hours of being laid.
Flea Egg Shape & Texture
Flea Eggs Dry Rapidly
Flea eggs are initially wet and sticky when they’re laid. As a result, they don’t immediately fall from the host. However, the eggs dry rapidly and become non-adherent thanks to their round shape and smooth shell. The dry eggs readily drop from the host and into the environment. Around 60% fall within two hours of being laid.