The Flea is black to brownish-black in appearance. It is only about 1/12 to 1/16 inches long. Six legs, with bristles on body and legs. Flattened body. The flea is found on cats and dogs year-round but mostly during warm and humid weather. It does readily attack and feed on humans and can jump as much as 7/8 inch vertically and 14 to 16 inches horizontally. The diet of the flea is blood.
Life Cycle Of Flea
The females lay about 25 eggs a day and up to 800 eggs during her lifetime. The flea undergoes complete metamorphosis in about 14 to 90 days. It is a carrier of many diseases. The adults can live one to two months without feeding.
They suck blood from the body of the host. These Fleas carry many harmful germs and bacteria which causes many dreadful diseases.
Control & Prevention Tips
- Regularly bath your pest with antiseptic pet soap.
- Clean pest leftover regularly.
- Consult a vet if your pet has fleas.
- Call a pest control company for overall maintenance.