Latest Flea Stories

2009-11-05 17:05:00

WELLINGTON, Colo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered black-footed ferrets inhabit prairie dog towns in the western U.S. This rare carnivore feeds on prairie dogs. The prairie dogs are very susceptible to plague and often entire population die-offs in towns occur. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has implemented a ferret breeding program and has been releasing trained, captive ferrets into their formerly native habitat. Unfortunately, plague can sweep through and decimate...

2009-08-26 17:40:00

A South Carolina man who builds discount wooden caskets in his backyard says a flea market wouldn't let him sell his wares. Merritt Eggleston of Rock Hill said many potential customers had expressed interest in his caskets Saturday at Trader Marc's flea market in Fort Mill, S.C., before market owner J.R. Pettus told him to leave, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C., reported Wednesday. This guy comes up to me and says, 'You're not supposed to be here,' Eggleston said. He says, 'I can't have you selling...

2009-08-13 14:10:00

Bayer Animal Heath announced today at the 22nd World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), Calgary, Canada the latest results of a large-scale, international, independent Flea Susceptibility Monitoring (FSM) program, demonstrating that imidacloprid remains highly effective for the control of fleas in companion animals.The data show that fleas collected from around the globe continue to be as highly susceptible to imidacloprid today as they were when the...

2009-07-07 00:25:23

U.S. scientists say they have completed successful tests on a once-a-month pill for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats. Peter Meinke and colleagues at Merck Research Laboratories said there is a need for better ways of controlling fleas and ticks, because many of the 71 million pets in the United States live so closely with their owners. Although many powders, sprays and other topical agents are on the market, many pet owners prefer the convenience of pills, Meinke says. The study,...

2009-04-29 11:29:00

Use Vectra 3D(R) for Dogs and Sing a Different Tune This Summer FORT LEE, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't let nasty parasites prevent you from enjoying the outdoors with the family dog this summer. As the weather warms, pet owners need to protect their pets against parasites such as ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, sand flies, mites and lice that can transmit vector-borne diseases. Vectra 3D(R) for Dogs is an advanced monthly topical vectoricide that goes beyond traditional flea and tick...

2009-04-15 09:35:00

Dinotefuran and Pyriproxyfen Combination Delivers Safe and Effective Control of All Stages of Fleas on Dogs FORT LEE, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit VetPharm announces the introduction of Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM), a new monthly, topical, flea control product containing dinotefuran and pyriproxyfen in combination to deliver a complete single dose monthly applied product that protects your dog from all stages of fleas -- adults, eggs, larvae and pupae. Vectra for Dogs &...

2008-09-07 03:00:05

By DR GARETH SMITH Q I FEEL anxious and panicky most of the time. My GP refused to give me tablets to calm my nerves but gave me a relaxation tape instead. Will it work? A DOCTORS are very reluctant to prescribe "nerve tablets" as most of them are highly addictive and only work well in the short term. The best treatment for anxiety is learning to control the symptoms using relaxation and behavioural techniques but it can take a few months to resolve. Q MY dog had fleas so we got him...

2008-08-08 00:00:00

By Matt Chorley London Editor Hospitals last night hit back at criticism of their pest control after details emerged of dozens of infestations involving rats, wasps, flies, fleas, seagulls and maggots. Statistics released under a Freedom of Information request showed pest controllers were called out to NHS Trust hospitals in the Westcountry almost 350 times in two years. It followed exclusive revelations in the WMN in June which showed maggots had been found in the mortuary at North...

2008-07-03 06:00:23

By Shawna Morrison shawna.morrison@roanoke.com 381-1665 It's taken three weeks, three treatments and the removal of a hidden animal carcass, but the fleas are almost gone from the Pulaski County Courthouse. Employees there began complaining in early June that the tiny critters were all over the place, Assistant County Administrator Robert Hiss said. "They just called it the way it was," he said. "They said, 'We have fleas.' " The pests were biting employees and visitors, he said, to the...

2007-07-21 00:12:05

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- A squirrel trapped at an Angeles National Forest picnic area has tested positive for bubonic plague, prompting county health officials to take precautions against the deadly disease. The ground squirrel was trapped July 10 at the Stoneyvale Picnic Area about five miles north of La Canada Flintridge as part of routine disease monitoring, the county Department of Health said. The picnic area has been dusted for fleas -- which can transmit the disease from rodents to...

Latest Flea Reference Libraries

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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