Fleas are the common name for small, insects without wings. There are over 2,500 species of fleas. They are extraordinary jumpers, leaping up to 50 times their body length. They are annoying pests, especially to pets, because their bite can produce allergic reactions that can last up to two weeks.
What is the lifestyle of the flea?
Fleas are parasites that live off sucking the blood of a host mammal. Cats, dogs, birds and humans can suffer mild to severe reactions to these bites. These reactions can last two weeks and can cause hair and feather loss in host animals due to excessive biting and scratching. As adults, their primary activities are feeding on blood and procreating. Depending on conditions, fleas can live up to one year, but generally live only two to three months.
Are fleas dangerous to humans?
In a word, yes. While flea bites usually just cause irritating itching at the bite site, fleas can host many viruses, bacteria and rickets-producing organisms. Fleas on Oriental rats can transmit bubonic plague from rats to humans through bites. Most flea bites in humans are caused by fleas from household pets, however, in areas with poor sanitation, fleas can seek humans as primary hosts.
Flea and human history
Fleas have been memorialized in poems by John Donne and even starred in flea circuses in 19th century Europe. Dressed by watchmakers to advertise their miniaturizing skills, circus fleas wore human costumes and pulled mini-wagons.
The performances often included play-by-play commentary by a ringmaster. Banker Charles Rothschild, who had a large and famous entomology collection, has the world’s largest preserved flea collection (approximately 260,000 specimens) at the National History Museum in London.
How can we control fleas?
Flea control is important because of the possibility that they can spread disease. In the United States, $2.8 billion is spent on flea-related veterinary treatment and $1.6 billion is spent on flea prevention products.
Oral flea prevention medications containing fluralaner are available for dogs. Bathing pets and checking for fleas regularly, along with routine sanitary practices, such as washing pet bedding and cages regularly, helps reduce the infestation by preventing the laying of eggs.
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