Showing 6 types of FLEAS
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.
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.
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.
Latin Name: Xenopsylla cheopis
It is possible this flea originated in eastern Asia in association with Norway and Roof rats.
Latin Name: Hoplopsyllus sp., Diamanus sp.
These are likely to be native fleas in North America.
Latin Name: Echidnophaga gallinacea
Possibly native to Europe or Asia but transported around the world on infested animals.