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Rat Fleas

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:27

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Rat Fleas

Even though there are over 250 species of fleas, only a few have frequently come in contact with humans.  These include the cat fleadog flea, human flea, and rat flea.

Rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis) are blood-sucking parasites.  Keep Reading

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Cat Fleas

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:23

Cat Fleas

Cat Fleas


Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are small and externally parasitic insects, meaning they spend their life feeding on the outside of their host. They primarily feed on the blood of cats, hence the name, cat flea. However, they are not limited to cats. Cat fleas are also commonly found on dogs. They can also bite humans, however they cannot survive with human blood and therefore will not infest humans but merely cause irritation and become a nuisance. Transfer between host to host for cat fleas are very low and most cat fleas will spend their entire lifespan on their host. Keep Reading

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Fleas

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:17

Flea Pest Control

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Fleas are blood-sucking parasites.  They live off the blood of their host and cannot reproduce without it. Fleas are not only a nuisance, but because they are blood sucking parasites, flea bites can cause irritation to almost all mammals, including humans.  They are considered dangerous because they are vectors for diseases like murine typhus or plague.  Full grown fleas are not able to reproduce without feeding.  Therefore, in order for their survival, it is crucial for fleas to find a host to feed on.

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