Biting Insects

Cat Flea

Appearance Tiny, about 1/6-inch in length; reddish brown and flattened. Habitat Fleas live on the bodies or animals and feed on their blood. Because fleas usually feed and lay their eggs while an animal is sleeping, your pet’s resting area is where the most fleas will be found. Areas where a pet jumps down from

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Appearance Pale brown with whitish stripes across abdomen; narrow oval shape; 1/4- to 3/8-inch. Females are easily recognized by long thin proboscis, or mouthparts, extending from the head. Habitat Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths. They are one of the best known and most

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Appearance Ticks vary in color by species. Adult ticks are 1/8- to 5/8-inch long if engorged with blood, nymph (or immature) ticks are less than 1/16-inch. Common pest ticks include the American dog tick, deer tick, and lone star tick. Habitat Often found near wooded and highly vegetated areas. Some tick species require moisture to

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