Fleas are small wingless parasitic insects commonly known as ‘Sand Fleas’ in Australia. They are dark reddish brown with an oval-shaped slender body structure. They can easily take a faster and longer leap with their six legs and can sense touch, smell, heat, humidity, and vibrations with their two antennae. Interestingly with antennas, male fleas can also locate their female partners for a hormonal reproduction.
Mostly, fleas are warm-blooded animals, and they live on a feed of sucking the blood of humans, cats, dogs, rats, mice, rabbit, squirrel, and domesticated animals. In houses, they reside in shoes, blankets, carpets, rugs, wooden floorboards, tiles, furniture, upholstery, and pet bedding. Fleas look similar to bedbugs, lice, and ticks.
Varieties of Fleas in Australia
More than 2,000 species of fleas are there in the world. But, the core varieties of fleas in Australia are:
Health Problems with Fleas
Fleas Prevention for animals and Homes