Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. Cat fleas are the most common domestic flea, but dog fleas, human fleas and oriental rat fleas can also be found. Fleas do not fly. Instead, they use their powerful legs to jump onto a passing host. Controlling and/or exterminating fleas can eliminate an infestation. Flea bites can result in painful, itchy red bumps. Fleas are also the most common transmitter of the rare bubonic plague.

Cat Flea
Cat Flea

Cat fleas are the most common domestic flea. They are found throughout the United States and the rest of the world, most often on cats and dogs. However, they can also be found on other urban hosts, including opossum, fox, mongoose and occasionally rats.

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Dog Flea
Dog Flea

Dog fleas are one of the type of fleas found in homes. Dog fleas get their common name from dogs being one of their two favorite hosts, with rabbits being the other. Dog fleas are found throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

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Cat Flea
Cat Flea

Cat fleas are the most common domestic flea. They are found throughout the United States and the rest of the world, most often on cats and dogs. However, they can also be found on other urban hosts, including opossum, fox, mongoose and occasionally rats.

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