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Flea Pictures

Many people want to know what fleas look like so I’ll use the pictures of fleas below to show you exactly what they look like.   I’ve already shown pictures of flea bites in previous posts, but this one will be just about fleas themselves.

what fleas look like

Fleas, like other insects, have six legs.

Here’s a close up picture of a flea so you can see what they look like up close.  This photo has been enlarged so you can see the details of the flea’s appearance.

flea close up

As you can tell by this picture, fleas are absolutely hideous creatures.  Their legs are scary looking and the hairs that grow on their backs make them look even more disgusting.

This picture will give you a good idea of how small fleas are.  As you can tell by comparison to this quarter, they are very small insects.  It’s truly amazing that something so small can jump eight inches off the ground.

picture of fleas

Here’s a picture of a flea on someone’s arm.  If I was him I’d be getting rid of the flea instead of taking pictures of the flea.

flea photo

Here is a picture of flea dirt in a dog’s fur and on its skin.  You can’t see any bite marks on the skin yet, but I’m sure there are some based on the amount of flea dirt in the image.

flea dirt

Flea dirt is basically just any kind of organic matter where the flea larvae feed.  It’s also known as flea droppings or flea feces because it’s what gets left behind when the fleas digest blood.  It’s pretty disgusting actually.

I hope these pictures of fleas and the picture of flea dirt have been useful to you.  If you want to send us photos of fleas or flea bites we would really appreciate that.  Keep an eye out for updates and more pictures of fleas to be posted soon.