The cat flea
has good appetite for blood from a variety of mammals including humans.
Other drugs including Selamectin have shown to reduce the number of cat fleas
felis infection in humans reported to date in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Laos have been very few (1,2,4,8-10), although widespread presence of this bacterium in cat fleas
has been documented.
It's terrible having your home invaded by cat fleas
6) Recently, a new transitional species of rickettsiae, Rickettsia felis transmitted by cat fleas
, has been described that shares clinical and phylogenetic characteristics with both the SF and typhus groups.
Influence of temperature and humidity on survival and development of the cat flea
, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
These little blighters, of which the most common - even in dogs - is the cat flea
, ctenocephalides felis, have an unusual lifestyle.
COUNTRYSIDE: This is in response to reader Mildred Griffith's report (85/ 1:18) that in her battle against fleas she "dusted the dogs with a 2% rotenone dust (used for cat flea
powder or as garden insecticide).
Actually, most dogs have the cat flea
, which will feed on both dogs and cats.
There also have been rare instances in which the infection has been directly transmitted from cats to humans via a cat flea
bite, rather than a cat scratch.
A female cat flea
lays one egg an hour, every hour of her adult life (which is usually about three months).
The wingless cat flea
, Ctenocephalides fells, breeds year round in most of the U.
Some dog and cat flea
treatments, particularly those bought from pet shops or supermarkets, contain a chemical called permethrin.
At first, I thought I had been bitten by a cat flea
but my wife Maria inspected the damage and said, "That looks like shingles.
The master of the high jump would be the cat flea
which is capable of jumping 130 times its own height - a huge 34cm.