Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Pulex irritans

Synonym(s): P. irritans

Contributor(s): Sheelagh Lloyd, David Scarff

Introduction

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Clinical Effects

Epidemiology

Habitat

  • Adults found on rodents and in their burrows and in housing.

Pathological effects

Other Host Effects

  • Can feed and breed on human blood, rodents and possibly pigs, and will feed as a vagrant on other host species.

Control

Control via animal

Control via environment

  • Advise on source of fleas and use of adulticide chemical products to kill adult fleas.
  • Can breed in certain houses.

Diagnosis

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