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2013-06-29 23:02:23

Summer brings out fleas and pet owners can avoid any chance of having an infestation in their homes if they treat both their animals and their yard. Horne’s Pest Control shares some information on the best steps to avoid or treat fleas. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Fleas are common household pests for people with animals. Brought out during the summer months, fleas can infest in a very quick period of time. Horne’s Pest Control encourages pet and animal owners to avoid flea infestation by...

2013-06-24 23:02:51

Fleas tend to show up more in the hot, humid weather. Flea prevention should be used year-round to stop infestation. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Fleas tend to show up often during the hot, humid weather in the Northeast, but flea prevention should be used year round. There is no such thing as flea season, according to Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic, but they recommend taking action immediately to prevent a flea infestation. Fleas can survive on a pet and inside anywhere year...

2013-05-21 12:27:29

YARDLEY, Pa., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PetArmor(®) now provides a powerful 1-2-3 punch in the fight to keep pets pest-free with FastAct(TM) Flea & Tick Shampoo and Spray, providing both immediate relief and long-term prevention of flea and tick infestations. Step 1: At first sign of fleas or ticks, use FastAct(TM) Flea & Tick Shampoo. The shampoo contains pyrethrin, which is derived from flowers and kills fleas and ticks on contact while conditioning the pet's coat and...

2013-03-16 23:02:52

Fleas and ticks are troublesome for pet owners. Assisi wants to help educate the public on prevention and treatment of these insects during the month of March. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 Fleas are small, biting, jumping insects that live in the fur of many different animals. Fleas are common and can cause many health problems for pets and their owners. Throughout the month of March, Assisi Veterinary Hospital is helping to educate their patients´ owners on proper treatment and...

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2011-02-10 08:05:00

Researchers from Cambridge University have successfully recorded fleas jumping, and in the process discovered exactly how the tiny insects leap so quickly and cover such great distances. While Henry Bennet-Clark discovered in 1967 that fleas are capable of storing enough energy to catapult themselves high into the air and cover distances some 200 times their own body length, questions remained about exactly how the creatures were able to utilize that stored energy. According to a press...


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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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