The flea reproductive break point — what it is and how it is pivotal for successful flea control
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The cat flea Ctenocephalides felis is a source of revulsion, distress and irritation for pet owners worldwide. In addition, C. felis can also cause flea allergic dermatitis (FAD) in susceptible pets as well as significant bite reactions in people. This in combination, with the cat flea’s capability of transmitting a number of vector-borne diseases, makes control of this parasite vital. Veterinary nurses play a key role in educating clients about fleas and putting practical control programmes in place. A crucial component of this is the flea reproductive break point, which if not considered will lead to failure of flea control programmes.This article considers flea control, and the importance of the reproductive break point in ensuring that flea control strategies are successful.
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