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  • Writer's pictureMichael Zawadzki

Fleas: Keep Your Cats Safe!

Updated: Sep 6, 2018

The cat flea, by far is the most common flea in the United States. Besides feasting on cats, the cat flea also is known to infest dogs, humans, mammals and avian hosts. Fleas use mammals for transportation, and usually remain on their hosts at all times. Fleas cannot fly. They jump from one place to another. In fact, fleas can jump as high as 8” vertically, which is 150 times their own height.

  • Fleas are parasites that feed on blood.

  • The saliva of fleas is irritating and allergenic.

  • Fleas thrive in warm, moist environments and climates.

  • Without a blood meal, a flea can live more than 100 days. On average, they live two to three months.

  • Female fleas cannot lay eggs until after their first blood meal and begin to lay eggs within 36-48 hours after that meal.

  • Fleas have four main stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

Call PEST ARREST today if you see any signs of fleas or need a professional to inspect your home.

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