Do fleas have wings?


Quick Answer

Fleas do not have wings. However, they can jump long distances on account of their three sets of legs. Fleas have a shiny body and are typically a reddish brown color. They can be found on the skin of their hosts, such as cats, dogs and other animals.

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Fleas can infest both pets and homes, as fleas lay their eggs on both animals and the ground. Eggs hatch into larvae within 12 days and transform into the pupal stage at around 18 days. After two weeks, the adults emerge and the cycle continues. Signs of a flea infestation include an animal that is continually scratching and flea dirt, the coarse, black-pepper like waste from the fleas found around the house in bedding, carpet or other surfaces.

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