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.