Make a homemade flea killer by placing water mixed with sudsy dish detergent in a white tray and shining a dim light on it at night, advises The Daily Puppy. The warmth of the light attracts fleas, which end up in the wa... More »

In severe cases of flea infestation, pet owners can see small insects crawling or jumping on their animal's body or crawling beneath its fur, according to PetMD. In less severe cases, pet owners might observe behavioral ... More »

Fleas bite because they feed on the blood of animals and humans. Fleas feed on domestic and wild animals. A female flea is capable of consuming up to 15 times her weight in blood each day, according to AgriLife Extension... More »

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