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What do fleas look like?

(Last Updated On: 19/03/2017)

What do fleas look like?

Adult Cat Fleas are around 1 inch long and are mostly dark colored. They dont have any wings so fleas rely on their 6 legs for jumping from host to host. Fleas can jump 6 times their size. Their body is covered with hair and because of that they can easily move around in cat’s fur. Their body is quite hard so this is why we need to use different chemicals for killing them because killing them with bare hands is not possible.
Adult fleas use their mouthparts for drinking blood from their host. Their bodies are covered with hair, which serves as their roots and that makes them hard to catch.

Fleas are easily visible inside the cats fur and if your cats fur color is a bit red that can also indicate that it has fleas.

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