(Siphonaptera : Pulicidae)
Facts: Adult fleas are legendary for their jumping ability. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché), is the most common flea pest of dogs and cats in Texas. Adults can be found on the pet and sometimes move to humans for a blood meal. Flea larvae are small, elongate, and thin. The larvae are found in the yard or around the pet bedding area and they feed on skin flakes, hair and other organic matter.