Cat Fleas

  • This species is the most common in the U.S. choosing to host on dogs, cats, and humans.
  • It has the ability to maintain its life cycle as a parasite on both carnivores and omnivores.
  • A flea that has just emerged from its pupal stage with jump to a new host within seconds and begin feeding within minutes.
  • It ranges from 1-2mm in length.
  • The reddish-brown cat flea does bite humans but it is unlikely for a long-term population to be sustained on people.

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