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Flea Identification and its Role in Flea Control

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Vol 5 - Issue 4
Written by Ian Wright BVMS BSc MSc MRCVS
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Flea Identification and its Role in Flea Control

Fleas are common ectoparasites of household pets and a significant cause of skin disease, vector-borne transmission and erosion of the human-animal bond. This makes flea control on pets and in households vital. An overlooked component of this is considering which genus of flea might be present and how this might affect control strategies. The type of flea present may affect the extent of environmental contamination, rate of exposure of pets and whether fleas can infest humans.  This article considers methods of flea identification, different genera of flea and their significance in UK flea control.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Ian Wright BVMS BSc MSc MRCVS