There are about 2100 species of flea worldwide, all living on a variety of warm-blooded hosts such as dogs, cats, rodents, birds and humans. Adult fleas and their feeding may cause irritation to the host and may cause the host to develop an allergic reaction. Fleas are also vectors of a number of diseases, most notably the Plague. With the development of standard household hygiene practices today fleas are more commonly known for their irritation and pest status worldwide.
The profiles below provide some general information regarding some of the more common species.