Fleas are an irritating pest as they bite their host – humans, dogs and cats. Fleas need a blood meal in order to survive therefore fleas may attack humans if the pets are removed from the premises.
There are a number of species:
Tropical Rat Flea
The Rabbit Flea
Bites create 2 to 3 welts in a row on the skin and are slightly raised and red. The bites are itchy.