Ticks have a flattened oval or tear dropped shaped body before feeding that turns into a plump, rounded body after feeding. Adults measure about 3 mm long and are brown. Young ticks in the larvae stage have 6 legs. Female fleas lay eggs 36-48 hours after their first blood meal. Larvae live and feed on debris in the host animal's environment. This insect is a small wingless hopping insect that feeds on the blood of mammals, including humans and birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Fleas can travel via human hair to get to a species it chooses to suck blood from for food.
Normally an adult flea lives for 60-90 days. Ticks necessitate a constant flow of hosts and can take up to 36 months to reach their full life cycle. Most will die because they don't find a host for their next feeding. It can live a year and a half in promising conditions like the right temperature, steady food supply, and good humidity. Without a host, a flea's life can be as short as a few days.
Fleas often go for the legs and feet of human and may inhabit the entire body of your pet(s). Fleas and Ticks pose a real threat because they can spread diseases through their bite, including plague, Lyme disease, and myxomatosis.
Cat Flea are obviously found on cats. It's not uncommon to find them on dogs, and other animals, not to mention humans. In homes, they gravitate towards carpet, but will lay their eggs anywhere in the house aside from your domestic animal(s).
Human Fleas latch themselves and hide in the body’s most hairy parts like the armpit and the head.
Rat Flea (Oriental and Northern) Oriental rat fleas live in the coastal areas and rivers while Northern rat fleas migrate towards the comforts of your home.