Flea

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FACTS, IDENTIFICATION & CONTROL

1.     Appearance:

-Size: 2.5 mm long

-Color: black

-Other: tiny spines with piercing mouthparts

2.     Behavior:

-Life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult

-Reproductive cycle: gradual metamorphosis

-Diet: parasite feed on hosts blood

-Habits: laches on to host and will nest and feed.

3.     Habitat

-Location: host

-Conducive conditions: fleas can be found on any pet, preferring the fur over a human to nest in.

4.     Damages and Hazards

-Fleas can cause a terrible amount of pain to your pet and can even go as far as biting humans. Pets should be treated buy owner or vet. Chemical treatment is recommend in the home to remove eggs and nymph.

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