• Fleas date back 40 million years.
• Fleas can pull 160,000 times their own weight, which is like you pulling 2,679 double-decker buses.
• A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.
• Female fleas can drink 15 times their weight in blood.
• Fleas don’t have ears and are virtually blind.
• Fleas can transmit diseases to humans. Fleas jumping from rats to humans transmitted the cause of the Black Plague in 1664, killing 70,000 people.
• The average flea is 2-3 mm long and weighs half a grain (equivalent to 32 milligrams or 0.03 grams).
• Fleas reverse direction with every jump.
• Flea larvae don’t like the light so they move away from it, deep into carpets, cracks in flooring or any nook or cranny.
• When a flea jumps, it accelerates 50 times faster than a space shuttle.
• Fleas can lay up to 1,500 eggs in a lifetime.
• Flea pupae can live for up to 1 year in homes.
• A flea’s life cycle can be as short as 14 days or up to 12 months.
• 95% of flea eggs, larvae and pupae live in beds, rugs, carpets and sofas – not on your pet.
• Just one flea can become 1,000 on your pet and in your home in only 21 days.
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