Flea Habitat and Behaviour
Fleas prefer communal rooms where there is a lot of activity. They are often found in the room where a pet sleeps. Their habitats include pet fur or hair, bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets. Adult fleas are parasitic, and will find a host to feed on their warm blood. They can live for up to 100 days without having a meal. After feeding, female fleas will lay eggs within 36-48 hours.
The eggs develop into larvae after several days. When they are done growing, the larvae then spin a cocoon. These cocoons keep them camouflaged. Adult fleas wait within their cocoon until vibrations indicate that there is a potential host nearby. Flea bites are itchy and can be painful. A flea bite looks like a red spot with a reddened patch around it. You can treat them with over-the-counter creams.