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Fleas reproduction is highly centered around the availability of blood. Adult fleas can only reproduce when they are full of blood. When both male and female flea have been fed, the male will......

Fleas reproduction is highly centered around the availability of blood. Adult fleas can only reproduce when they are full of blood. When both male and female flea have been fed, the male will attach himself either with suckerlike appendages on his antennae or will grasp her hind legs with hooks on his abdomen. Once he is locked onto her, he will deposit sperm directly into her reproductive organs.

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  • 1. Scary but TrueTrueSource extension.entm.purdue.edu/publichealth/insects/flea.html1 2 3 4 58 9 10 11 1215 16 17 18 1922 2329 3027 2820 2113 146 724 25 26In just 30 days, 10 female fleas canmultiply to over a quarter millionnew fleas in different life stages.250,00039612Female fleas start producing eggswithin 24 to 48 hours after takingtheir first blood meal and can layup to 40 to 50 eggs per day.A pair of fleas can produce 400-500 offspring in their lifetime.ULTRA GUARD®Flea-borne Diseases & ConditionsFlea-borne Diseases & Conditions• Tapeworms• Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)• Bartonellosis• Murine Typhus• Bubonic Plague• Flea Anemia