Fleas are small (1/16 inch) dark, reddish-brown, winglers, bloodsucking insects.  Their legs are long and well adaped for jumping.  Fleas may attack a wide variety of warm blooded animals.  The female lays eggs loosely on the hairs of the host.  They readily fall off onto the ground, floors, bedding or furniture.  They develop into adult fleas in generally two to five weeks.
In our area, the most troublesome is the brown dog tick. It seldom attacks animals other than dogs. The female lays 1000-3000 eggs after feeding on the dog’s blood. In the house, eggs are laid around baseboards, window and door casings, curtains, furniture and edges of rugs. The brown dog tick is not know to transmit diseases to humans but may transmit disease among dogs.