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Pest Library: Fleas

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Fleas are about 1/8 of an inch. They are wingless and have pierce-sucking mouth parts for feeding on a blood source. They have dark bodies and are excellent jumpers. Flea larvae are 1/4" in length and resemble maggots.

The females lay about four to eight eggs after each blood meal, which will hatch in about ten to fourteen days.

The larvae will feed on dried blood, feces and other types of like material.

These insects can create a huge nuisance for home owners and their pets because they, themselves, are the primary food source.

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