Flea Resources

How To Identify Fleas

Fleas are incredibly small, measuring only about 1 to 4 millimeters in length, depending on their life stage. They have a flattened, oval-shaped body, which is covered in a tough exoskeleton that helps protect them. Their coloration can vary but is typically reddish-brown to dark brown, which allows them to blend in with the fur or feathers of their hosts. Fleas possess powerful, long hind legs that are perfectly adapted for jumping. These legs are equipped with specialized structures that act like miniature springs, enabling fleas to leap remarkable distances relative to their size. Their mouthparts are adapted for piercing and sucking, allowing them to feed on the blood of their host. Overall, fleas have a distinctive appearance, with their flattened body, reddish-brown color, and unique jumping ability making them easily recognizable to those who have encountered them.

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Fleas Research

The Orkin Resource Center provides articles and information
to help you identify a potential infestation and how to address it.