CAT FLEA FACTS
Cat Fleas are small reddish brown wingless insects with tube-like mouthparts for feeding on the blood of their hosts. Their bodies are flattened to make it easy for them to travel through hair. The body is hard and has hairs and spines. They have long hindlegs adapted for jumping.
lives amongst cat fur
adult cat fleas feeds on blood of their host. larvae feed on organic matter including the feces of mature fleas
Fleas lay small white oval eggs. The larvae are small, eyeless and worm-like covered in bristles. The larvae pupate in a silk, debris covered cocoon.
Frontline and Advantage are good products for control of fleas on cats, together with brushing and combing to reduce the numbers of adult fleas.
|Common Name:||Cat Flea|
Relatives in same Genus
Dog Flea (C. canis)