Unfortunately, we can run, but we can’t hide from fleas. Especially for the most common flea that infests pets, the cat flea - or Ctenocephalides felis - are found all across the United States. And even if the name may lead you to believe otherwise, the cat flea isn’t only restricted to cats, dogs are also fair game
If you prefer to be in warm, humid weather conditions, we hate to break it to you, but so do pesky fleas. Between the temperatures of 75 to 85 degrees with 50 percent humidity or more (helllllo, Florida!) you can find fleas not only surviving but thriving in these conditions. But don’t be fooled, they too can survive in slightly cooler and slightly warmer conditions. Understand now why we can run, but we can’t hide? Fleas are everywhere!
So now that you know fleas like the warmer, more humid environments, let’s check for them in your neck of the woods. From data collected from Banfield, we’ve gathered the top 5 states where fleas are the most common for dogs & cats.
Top 5 Worst States for Fleas on Dogs
Top 5 Worst States for Fleas on Cats
AlabamaRegardless of where you live, fleas can live happily indoors, so all-around prevention and protection for your pet, home, and yard is highly recommended.