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Fleas

Fleas are highly specialised bloodsucking parasites belonging to the order of insects called Siphonaptera, which means “wingless siphon.” They have a formidable reputation of claiming more victims than all the wars ever fought, as a result of the “bubonic” (Black Death) plague they spread throughout the world in the 14th century causing the deaths of over 200 million people. Now, these insects are better known for their irritation and pest status worldwide.

Fleas are light brown to mahogany in colour and roughly oval shaped. Their laterally fattened appearance enables them to quickly move through the host’s hair. Measuring 2-8 mm in length, the adults are entirely covered with a series of bristles and combs that assists them in clinging to the host. Both female and males fleas rely on blood for their nutrition, but can survive for several months without it. When a flea blood feeds, it will crouch low to penetrate the host’s tissue with a sawing motion of the mouthparts. A small amount of anti-coagulant is injected with the saliva, to permit easy siphoning of the blood.

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