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Fleas & Ticks : Fleas

Approximate size

1/16” long

Characteristics

Brown to black insects. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds.

Common places to find bug

Fleas feed on a wide variety of warm-blood vertebrates including dogs, cats, humans, chickens, rabbits, squirrels, rats, ferrets, and mice.


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