Category Archives: Biting Insects

Insects that bite

Cat Fleas Life-Cycle

Your Cat Fleas Life-Cycle Begins! The life-cycle of a cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) begins when adults (both male and female bite) find a warm-blooded host. A host is a living animal on which a parasite like a cat flea feeds. Fleas are described as ectoparasites, meaning they feed on the hosts’ blood externally. Fleas feed […]

Dog Fleas

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Bristol Pest Advice What Are Dog Fleas? Dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) are the UK’s second most common flea. Cat fleas hold the number one spot. A dog flea’s astonishing ability to jump one hundred times its height helps it leap easily onto a passing host (you or your pet dog). If you are struggling to […]

Cat Fleas on Humans

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What Are Cat Fleas? A Cats Fleas are distinctive from other insects in many key ways. In terms of size, they are about 1.5 – 2mm long with backwards-facing hairs that allow them to move swiftly through the victims (hosts) hair where they feed on the hosts’ blood. Cat fleas are quite small, flattened insects […]

Pests & Disease Risk

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Pests & Disease In Your Home What Pests, Carry & Spread Disease? Pests associated with the transmission of diseases to humans include rodents, insects, and birds. Some pests are more critical than others with respect to disease. For this reason, we shall quickly separate pests into three groups: Pests of medical importance (vectors of disease & injurious to […]