Flea is the common name for insects of the order Siphonaptera which are wingless insects with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals (including humans) and birds.
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What does a flea eat?
Fleas live on other animals including dogs, cats, and humans. They drink blood, and lay eggs on the animal's body.
What does a flea look like?
The flea species most commonly found in homes, the cat flea or Ctenocephalides felis, occurs on both cats and dogs and also bites people. This section will explain how to identify flea bites, adult fleas, and flea larvae, pupae and eggs.
What does a flea bite look like?
Bites usually occur along the ankles and lower portions of legs from fleas in carpet. You’ll notice a flea bite before the flea. Flea bites vary in appearance from tiny red dots to raised red bumps similar to mosquito or spider bites. They are usually accompanied by an itchy halo of redness that may last for several hours. Children are usually more sensitive to flea bites than adults.
A board-certified dermatologist should be able to help you identify a bite on human skin.
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