Little bug on my blanket

Asked July 21, 2018, 7:19 PM EDT

I’m on a road trip and my dog got ride of fleas a few weeks ago and I saw a very little black dot on my blanket and I didn’t know if it was a bug so I poked it and it jumped away, I don’t know if it was a flea, are there any other possibilities? And I haven’t seen any others in the car or around the house.

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1 Response

There are many species of insect that are tiny and able to jump, so that was not necessarily a flea. Of all the jumping insects, fleas are the most "compressed" side-to-side; therefore, they look narrow from above. That might help sort out some of the other jumping insects you find.