There around 2380 species of fleas worldwide. Fleas are small & very specialized, adult fleas are blood suckers, the majority feeding on mammals & some feeding on birds. Fleas transmit disease from animals to humans. Historically, bubonic plague has claimed untold millions of human life. (The “Black Death” that occurred in the middle ages in Europe).

Facts about Fleas

  • Fleas are vectors of Bubonic Plague, carried from rodents to humans when they suck our blood
  • In an epidemic in Europe in the 14th Century 25,000,000 people died from the disease
  • That was over one-third of the entire population of that continent
  • This epidemic was part of a worldwide epidemic
  • 1347 to 1351 over 75 million people died around the world