Can flea eggs hatch from a dead flea? If I find a flea I will cut it in half. Sometimes there are eggs inside & I wonder if it’s possible for them to hatch?
Yes. Flea eggs develop rapidly in the mother flea. And though the normal cycle is for the egg to hath once laid, if a female full of eggs dies just before she was about to start laying them, there is a good chance some could very well complete their growth in her decaying body. From there they could easily get enough nutrition to flourish and cycle to the adult stage.
Flea Article: www.flea.net/flea-control