Like the bedbug, a flea’s only food source is a blood meal, which could be from a human or your pets. Bites are very irritating and can sometimes be painful. There are many kinds of fleas but the one thing they all have in common is feeding on humans and animals, which means that diseases and parasites are easily transmitted from one host to another. You are unlikely to feel the bite as it happens because the flea injects a natural anaesthetic that numbs the area as they make a tiny hole in your skin to suck out your blood.
A single female flea can lay up to 2000 eggs in their lifetime of which is about 100 days, and they will hatch between 1 and 12 days. As you can see in a short period of time you will see a massive growth of the flea population on an animal or area, before you even notice their presence they could have been breeding and feeding for 4-8 weeks.
Fleas have a complete life cycle which consist of 4 stages – Egg, Larvae, Pupae, Adult.
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