Flea Bites

What Do Fleas Do?

What are the most prominent flea behaviors?

Fleas are distinguished from other parasites by some interesting behaviors, and the following are the most prominent behaviors of fleas:

Reproduction: Female fleas are characterized by their high fertility in egg production, as it is possible to produce about 50 eggs per day, which means a large spread of fleas at a time. Standard if the appropriate conditions are present, as fleas are known to have a flexible life cycle, as their life cycle speeds up as the air temperature and humidity increase.

Nutrition: Flea cocoons are famous for their ability to stay inside their cocoons without food for a period of up to a year, and adult fleas can survive without food for a period ranging from one to two weeks, but they are not able to lay eggs until after eating.

Jumping: Fleas have the ability to jump a distance of more than 150 times the length of their bodies, and this ability is necessary to complete the flea life cycle, as jumping on a specific organism means that it has access to food and thus will be able to reproduce.

Transmission: Fleas land and jump on surfaces, so that Fleas can Transmit Parasites and Diseases.

Fleas are characterized by their rapid reproduction and adaptation in the surrounding environment in terms of their ability to remain without food for two weeks, in addition to their ability to jump a distance of more than 150 times the length of their bodies.

Do Fleas Transmit Diseases?

The study conducted by Gerhard Doppler and Martin Fever on July 18, 2011, confirmed that there are some diseases that are transmitted through fleas, such as plague, which is one of the most widespread diseases throughout history, and murine typhus, and in 1990 AD was discovered spotted fever,

where this is transmitted Diseases caused by fleas in two ways, the first way is through the transmission of pathogens from fleas to living organisms while they suck their blood, or by feces of fleas that carry pathogens and their transmission by scratches on the body of the organism.

The flea is a parasite that transmits human pathogens, such as typhus and plague, and the flea can transmit cat-scratch disease (Bartonella infection) between cats,

which may cause its transmission to humans later, and the flea acts as an intermediary host for tapeworms that can infect pets or humans . Fleas can transmit various diseases and germs, such as plague and typhus, as fleas carry diseases and infect humans directly or infect animals and then humans.