Habit: A parasite that attaches to a host.
Diet: Adults feed on blood, the larvae eat "flea diet" consisting of dried blood.
Reproduction: Eggs are not attached to the host. Eggs will hatch on the ground, in nests, carpet, bedding, upholstery, or cracks in the floor. Most hatch within 7 to 14 days.
Other: Powerful legs enable them to jump 7 to 8 inches vertically, and 14 to 16 inches horizontally. Carrier of parasites and disease organisms to human and animal hosts.