“What do fleas look like?” is a question often asked.
These pictures of fleas should help you learn to recognize them.
Fleas are tiny and very fast, making it next to impossible to get a picture of them that shows their true size.
As adults, they are about 1/8 of an inch long and are a copper color. They also have a narrow body.
Their hind legs are longer than their front ones. They do not fly, but get around by running and hopping.
Generally when they bite people, you will see a series of red marks or bumps that are spaced close together, usually about ½ of an inch apart.
This is due from them biting, hopping, then biting again.
However, when they are feeding on a dog, they will stay in one spot or general area, which can cause the dog to have open sores.
These flea pictures are a good representation of what these parasites look like, although slightly bigger than their normal size.