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Prehistoric Flea-Like Insects Were A Mean Bunch
2012-05-02 07:09:47

Illustration by Wang Cheng, Oregon State University --- Massive flea-like insect fossils discovered by Chinese scientists are believed to be the oldest of their kind, and may have feasted on dinosaurs some 165 million years ago, according to zoologists who analyzed the creatures. The fossils were discovered in Inner Mongolia by a group of Chinese scientists, and recently announced in the journal Current Biology. The blood-sucking pests, which are similar to fleas, are more likely...

2012-05-01 23:00:12

Hartz®, one of the country's leading suppliers of flea and tick products for dogs and cats, is proud to announce its new and improved line of popular anti-parasite products, just in time for one of the worst flea seasons in recent memory. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 "With spring and summer right around the corner, Hartz® is thrilled to announce the arrival of our flea and tick prevention products," said a Hartz® spokesman. "Thanks to these new items, pet owners can...

2012-04-26 23:02:09

A national study by HomeTeam Pest Defense, the third largest residential pest control company in the U.S., finds that 84 percent of America´s homeowners experienced a pest problem in the past 12 months. The top pest issues for homeowners in the last year were ants (49 percent), spiders (43 percent), flies (37 percent), mosquitoes (34 percent), mice (30 percent) and wasps (29 percent). Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 A national study by HomeTeam Pest Defense, the third largest...

2012-04-10 06:28:04

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Garden & Pet recently announced the launch of the Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator, a breakthrough topical flea and tick control delivery device with an exclusive, patent-pending design providing a more convenient, secure and confident way to protect pets from fleas and ticks. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-04-07 23:03:09

Pet flea collars alone are sometimes not enough to correct the situation, and Planet Amazing has a low-cost natural non-toxic flea treatment called Flea Shredder that can help. Even then, it might be time to call an animal control person. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Flea infestations are annoying and expensive says Planet Amazing researcher Justin Douglas. What people may not realize is that left untreated, flea infestations can grow in the yard and the home to massive levels, with literally...

2012-03-22 02:21:17

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Garden & Pet Company recently announced the launch of the Adams(TM) Smart Shield(TM) Applicator, a breakthrough topical flea and tick control delivery device with an exclusive, patent-pending design that gets fast, effective treatment down to pet's skin, where bugs live. Adams(TM) Flea & Tick Spot On® with the Adams(TM) Smart Shield(TM) Applicator allows pet parents to provide protection for their pets with no mess or...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

With the onset of spring, VetDepot recommends monthly flea protection for pets to prevent a serious flea infestation. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Spring is almost here. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and unfortunately for many pet owners- fleas are beginning to come out in full force. Although year-round flea protection is the best way to prevent flea infestations, protection during the spring and summer months is especially crucial. Fleas are not only...

2012-03-01 08:24:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarasota Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 31 to April 1st, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the centrally located Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, in Sarasota FL 34237. The boat corral area is completely separate from the nautical flea market area. It is designed for private and dealer new and used boat sales. Customers can shop, compare and make the deal directly with the seller. All...

Dinosaurs Carried Monster Fleas
2012-03-01 05:55:17

Researchers have come across the fossils of gigantic fleas in China. Diying Huang of the Nanjing Institute of Geology told the Associated Press (AP) they were lucky to come across the specimens. The fleas were discovered in a Chinese fossil market where they discovered they came from Daohugou in northeastern China, where a fossil bed from 165 million years was discovered. The fossil bed preserved the fleas in a brownish film of volcanic ash with grains of rock so fine that the most minute...

2012-02-21 05:00:00

Leading Online Pet Store, Online Pet Accessories, announces its distribution of Frontline Plus in order to control flea infestation as the warm weather and flea season arrives. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Online Pet Accessories, the leading pet shop in Australia, has announced its release and distribution of Frontline Plus for all of its current and prospective clients, in light of the expected problems that the increased rainfall in the country will be bringing to its inhabitants. According...


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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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