Fleas spend 95 percent of their time OFF your dog.
It is said that fleas will abandon your pup in a rapid manner if you routinely add to each quart of its drinking water a teaspoonful of vinegar.
If you let your dog in your house, experts recommend you put flea powder or a piece of a flea collar in your vacuum cleaner bag. It’s an incubator for flea eggs, that bag.
Only about 120 of the 2,000 species of fleas will bite people.
A flea can jump 120 times its own length.
The force withstood by a flea when it accelerates in a jump is said to climb to about 150 Gs — pretty close to that of a car hitting a brick wall at 200 mph.
Himalayan snow fleas freeze solid overnight, then thaw out in the morning.
The World’s Champion High Jumper
Anyone who owns a pet is likely to be all too familiar with a bothersome little insect called the flea. These hard-boiled, bloodsucking pests live in the hair of warm-blooded animals, and can pass from one host to another quite easily. But did you know that fleas do not have wings? Their mobility depends entirely on their extraordinary leaping ability. These meddlesome mites can jump one hundred times their own height — a feat comparable to a man’s jumping as high as a forty-story building!
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