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Dog Flea

Dog fleas not only cause discomfort by biting, but can transmit several diseases. They are found through the U.S. and the rest of the world.

  • Common Name: Dog Flea
  • Scentific Name: Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis)
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Siphonaptera/Pulicidae
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Adults about 1/8".

  • Color


    Brownish black to black, but reddish black when full of blood.

  • Biology


    Eggs are deposited on or between dog hairs, or in the nest or bedding material.

  • Habit


    Since fleas can jump about 6" vertically, they can easily hitch a ride on shoes, trousers, etc.

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