Tiny Flying Non Biting Black Insects

I need help. I had a cat and although he's been missing for some time it appears we have some type of flea infestation. However from what I'm reading I'm not sure what these insects are. They have wings, can fly and are black in colour. They look like fleas, but don't bite either. I treated them, meaning the whole house last year, but they've returned. They're 2-3mm long 1-2 mm wide and black. The young look light greenish, they fly when interrupted, if nudged they fall down. Most are dead when inspected. Please help.


By kal from Scotland

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June 30, 20100 found this helpful

You can quit blaming the cat; they are not fleas. I'm sure someone from your area will know what they might be. If not, call your local university. They will direct you to the proper department where someone will be able to help. You might want to take a picture and email it for proper identification.

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June 30, 20100 found this helpful

I second susanmajp's response.

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July 24, 20150 found this helpful

I think I have the same issue. I thought my kitty somehow managed to catch fleas even though she is strictly an indoor cat. I've noticed her scratching alot lately, but I don't see any flea symptoms on her. Recently At night when I lay on my bed I feel really tiny insects jumping all over me, but I have no bite marks.


I did the flea water test but no fleas, just some bugs that look like fruit flies. Any ideas? Its really annoying to feel these things jumping all over you. I live in a ground floor apartment.

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