Fleas

Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals, and usually remain on their hosts at all times. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans.

Fleas do not fly. Instead, they jump from one place to another. In fact, fleas can jump as high as 8 inch vertically, which is 150 times their own height.

Some facts about Fleas:-

  • Fleas are parasites that feed on blood.
  • Fleas can live on any warm-blooded animal, but seem to prefer to live on humans, cats, dogs, opossums, rats and other rodents.
  • They can also be found on shoes, pant legs, or blankets.
  • Fleas are best known for spreading the Bubonic Plague.

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        Size: 1/12" to 1/6"
        Shape: Flat
        Color: Dark, reddish brown
        Legs: 6
        Wings: No
        Antenna: Yes
        Common Name: Flea
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
        Order: Siphonaptera
        Family: Pulicidae
        Species: Ctenocephalides fellis