Common Flea

Common Flea Up Close
Common Flea Up Close

We have been seeing a few fleas in Prescott and Prescott Valley, so I thought maybe it would be a good time to do a little blog on them. Fleas are actually a parasite that are attracted to body heat and carbon dioxide much like the bed bug. They also feed on the blood of mammals like bed bugs, but one interesting fact is they have been known to transmit disease unlike the bed bug. The Flea was responsible for spreading the bubonic plague “AKA The Black and Death” and is also known for carrying typhus virus along with a few others. An infected flea generally can transmit diseases two ways, one is through their bites and the other is from infected fecal matter.

The flea is a wingless insect but as you can see in the picture they have some monster legs that allow them to jump long distances. If you think you have fleas, your best bet is to call in a professional to deal with them.

Author: Kody

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