Human Flea

2019-05-24T17:56:07+00:00

Description The human flea, Pulex irritans, is a cosmopolitan flea species that has, in spite of the common name, a wide host spectrum. It is one of six species in the genus Pulex; the other five are all confined to the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. The species is thought to have originated in South America, [...]

Dog Flea

2015-09-17T05:55:16+00:00

Description The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is a species of flea that lives as an ectoparasite on a wide variety of mammals, particularly the domestic dog and cat. It closely resembles the cat flea, Ctenophalides felis, which can live on a wider range of animals and is generally more prevalent worldwide. The dog flea is [...]

Cat Flea

2015-09-17T05:50:06+00:00

Description The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is one of the most abundant and widespread species of flea on Earth. The cat flea is a small sucking insect of the order Siphonaptera. Adults range from 1–2 mm long and are usually a reddish-brown colour, although this can vary. The cat flea, and all other fleas, are [...]