跳蚤

跳蚤

跳蚤 are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on 猫, dogs and humans.

跳蚤
Color Dark reddish-brown
6
形状
大小 1/12" to 1/6" long
天线 真正的

How High Can 跳蚤 Jump?

跳蚤 can use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8 inches vertically and 16 inches horizontally. 跳蚤 also transport themselves on rodents and other mammals. They infest both household pests and wild animals.

What Do 跳蚤 Eat?

跳蚤 feed on the blood from any warm-blooded creature, including humans. 然而, they prefer to dine on furry animals like dogs, 猫, 兔子, 老鼠, 老鼠, 负鼠, raccoons and skunks.

How Long Can 跳蚤 Live Without a Host?

Without a meal from a host, a flea can live anywhere from a couple of weeks to more than 3 months, depending on other conditions. With consistent access to a host, a flea can live up to a year.

How Long Can 跳蚤 Live in Carpet?

跳蚤 can live and reproduce indefinitely in carpet if no measures are taken to get rid of the fleas and they have a host like you or your pet to feed on.

Where Do 跳蚤 Come From?

跳蚤 usually remain on their warm-blooded hosts at all times, and a new flea infestation usually originates from contact with another infested animal. They are often found infesting 负鼠, raccoons and skunks in urban settings. Outside of the home, fleas can be found in shady areas near tall grass or bushes. 跳蚤 can also be found on shoes, pant legs or blankets, which can transfer the fleas to new environments.

Are 跳蚤 Dangerous? 

跳蚤 are the most common transmitter of the rare Bubonic Plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected 老鼠. Their saliva can cause serious 跳蚤 Allergy Dermatitis in pets, and their debris has been reported to cause similar allergic reactions in humans. 跳蚤 can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. 跳蚤 bites commonly cause painful, itchy red bumps.

How To Prevent 跳蚤

Clean and vacuum frequently to help remove flea populations and prevent the laying of eggs. Keep your lawn groomed to avoid rodent habitation. Protect pets by keeping them on a leash when outside, bathing and grooming pets regularly, visiting a veterinarian annually and using flea treatments according to direction. It is important to hire a pest professional to rid your home of rodents and fleas.

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