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Adult fleas are about 1/16-1/8 inch long, dark reddish-brown, wingless, hard-bodied (difficult to crush between fingers), have 3 pairs of legs (hind legs are enlarged to enable jumping) and are flattened vertically or side to side (bluegill or sunfish-like) allowing easy movement between the hair, fur or feathers of the host. Fleas are excellent jumpers, leaping vertically up to 8 inches and horizontally 16 inches. (An equivalent hop for a human would be much higher than a ten story building or longer than the football field. They have piercing-sucking mouth parts and spines on the body projecting backward. Eggs are smooth, oval and white-colored. Larvae are 1/4 inch long, slender, straw-colored, brown headed, worm like, bristly-haired creatures (13 body segments), that are legless, have chewing mouth parts, are active and avoid light. Pupae are enclosed in silken cocoons covered with particles of debris.

Fleas pass through a complete or 4 stage life cycle consisting of egg, larva, pupa and adult. Completion of the life cycle from egg to adult varies from 2 weeks to 8 months depending on the temperature, humidity, food and species. Normally after a blood meal, the female flea lays about 15- 20 eggs per day, and up to 600 in a lifetime. Fleas are non-host specific which means they will feed on the blood of humans as well as our pets. Eggs hatch in 2 days to 2 weeks into larvae found indoors in floor cracks and crevices, along baseboards, under rug edges and in furniture or beds.
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