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common name

cat flea, dog flea

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order

siphonaptera

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hosts

dogs and cats

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identification

wingless adults
dark brown
laterally compressed
long legs
pronatal combs

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what kind of mouthparts?

piercing/sucking

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adult size

3mm

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larva characteristics

worm like
segmented
chewing mouthparts

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what do larvae feed on?

organic debris
blood and feces of adult fleas

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egg

oval
white
0.5mm

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life cycle

eggs laid on host and fall into surrounding environment
third larval stage spins a cocoon and becomes pupa
adult emerges

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both sexes are ____ and adults are _____

bloodsuckers, parasitic

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where do larvae prefer to live?

dark secluded areas- base of carpet, basement floor

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when do adults emerge from cocoon?

vibrations in the area

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how do animals get fleas

mainly from infested environments

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complete life cycle can extend up to _____ years

1-2

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site of infection

skin, back, ventral abdomen, and inner thighs

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pathogenesis

flea bite dermatitis- can range from asymptotic to severe

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large numbers of fleas can cause

severe pruritus, alopecia, and anemia

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fleas are vectors of

viruses, bacteria, tapeworms ect

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diagnosis

presence of fleas, flea feces, blood on host

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treatment

insecticides, environmental control- vacuum
need to break the life cycle

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_____ is the most common species of flea found in both dogs and cats

felis

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pupa size

5mm color varies

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what is a requirement for larval developtment

feeding on flea feces

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pupa is in the cocoon for up to ____

30 weeks

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how many eggs can 1 female lay?

50 eggs per day

27

when should flea and tick control be recommended?

year round

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should pets on flea and tick control be allowed to roam in all their normal places?

yes