What are fleas?
Fleas are small, wingless parasites that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. They are 1/12 to 1/6-inches long, have “flattened” reddish-brown bodies, and hind legs that give them great jumping abilities.
When are fleas most active?
Can fleas transmit diseases?
Yes, fleas feed off the blood of warm-blooded mammals and since they have a wide variety of hosts, they can transmit disease from one host to another. Additionally, fleas can transfer tapeworm, trigger serious allergies, dermatitis, and cause anemia in pets.