There are approximately 70-80 species of fleas, the most common being the cat flea and the dog flea. They are between one and six mm in length and black or brown in color. They are usually cat fleas that their pet has deposited on the ground. All fleas are blood-sucking parasites, and they need a living host in order to survive.
Fleas are wingless insects with a laterally flattened body, hairy with hooks on their legs to move easily through and to grip onto the fur of their hosts.
A flea can lay up to 25 eggs in a day and over 800 in a lifetime. The eggs hatch between five and 14 days of becoming larvae.
An adult flea can survive for over four months without a blood feed.
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