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Showing 7 types of FLEAS

Cat Flea

Latin Name: Ctenocephalides Felis

Latin Family Name: Siphonaptera

There are dozens of different species of fleas, but the Cat Flea is by far the most common flea on pets and in structures in the United States. It originated in Africa as an ectoparasite of the large native cats.

Chigoe Flea

Latin Name: Tunga penetrans

This flea is found throughout most of the world. It is tropical in origin and may only be found in the southern U.S. as well as all of Latin America.

Dog flea

Latin Name: Ctenocephalides canis

Due to its more common presence there this species may be native to Europe.

Human flea

Latin Name: Pulex irritans

It is believed that this flea, now found throughout the world, may have originated in South America, feeding on native mammals there. It is extremely rare in North America.

Oriental rat flea

Latin Name: Xenopsylla cheopis

It is possible this flea originated in eastern Asia in association with Norway and Roof rats.

Squirrel flea

Latin Name: Hoplopsyllus sp., Diamanus sp.

These are likely to be native fleas in North America.

Sticktight flea

Latin Name: Echidnophaga gallinacea

Possibly native to Europe or Asia but transported around the world on infested animals.

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