Identification

  • Size: Fleas are only about 2.5mm long. They do not have wings, although they can jump long distances.
  • Color: Their bodies are a shiny, reddish-brown color and are covered with microscopic hairs.
  • Reproduction: One single female flea can lay about 18 eggs per day. This means that just 20 fleas on a dog can produce a whopping 360 eggs per day and over 2,000 eggs in one week.