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What elevation do fleas die

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At what elevation do fleas die? how about ticks?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 11 years ago.

The fleas prefer to live below 5,000 feet; however, in 1999, during research in the Great Smoky Mountains with elevations of up to 6,011 feet, eight species of fleas were collected.

Ticks prefer elevations between 3,000-9,000 feet as reported by the State of Nevada Dept of Agriculture.