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Fleas are small, agile, and can be dark in color. Fleas, which are wingless insects, have mouthparts that can puncture the skin and collect blood. Fleas have long legs and are well-suited to jumping. The most skilled jumpers known to man are fleas. Fleas can jump up to 200 times more than their body’s length. Fleas can leap vertically up to seven inches and horizontally up to thirteen inches.
The flea’s skin is hard and polished. It has many hairs as well as a few spines that point backward. High pressure can be withstood by the flea’s hard-shelled body. It is not possible to kill the flea by squeezing it between your fingers. Adult fleas must eat blood before they can reproduce. Eggs can take anywhere from two days to two weeks to hatch.
The saliva from fleas can cause allergic reactions in animals and humans. Flea bites can cause itchy, raised areas with just one puncture point. Flea bites can appear in clusters with one to two bites or may last several weeks. Fleas can cause hair loss by causing the animal to start scratching or biting the area where the flea has bitten. A flea bite can even lead, in some cases, to anemia.