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FLEA FACTS FROM BAYER

Bug Lady posted this on Oct 12, 2016

FLEA FACTS

ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FLEAS AND MORE

Everyone knows fleas aren’t fun. However, here are some flea facts that will amaze you!

  • Flea fossils date back to the Lower Cretaceous period, meaning fleas have been around for about 100 million years. At that time, fleas may have infested a Tyrannosaurus Rex or Triceratops!
  • Fleas can jump up to 150 times their own length. To put that into perspective, if a human competed in the Olympic long jump with that ability, that athlete would certainly win the gold medal with a gravity-defying 1,000 foot long jump. So they can easily jump onto your pet from the ground, or from another pet.
  • On average, a flea’s lifespan is two to three months. However, pre-emerged fleas (not living on a pet) can survive undisturbed and without a blood meal for more than 100 days.
  • The female flea can lay 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. That means that if all 53 million dogs in the United States each hosted a population of 60 fleas, the U.S. would house more than six trillion flea eggs. Laid end-to-end, those eggs would stretch around the world more than 76 times! It’s important to kill fleas before they get a chance to lay eggs. Advantage kills 98-100 percent of fleas within 12 hours, before they start laying eggs.
  • The female flea consumes 15 times her own body weight in blood daily.
  • The largest recorded flea is the North American Hystrichopsylla schefferi. Found in beavers, it can measure 12mm in length – almost 1/2-inch!
  • A flea can bite 400 times a day1. That’s a rate of 4,000 bites a day if your pet has just 10 fleas. Advantage stops biting fleas in just three to five minutes2, to give your pet relief from these pesky pests.

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