How to use Fleas in a sentence
Fleas are oviparous, and undergo a very complete metamorphosis.
There are many large and poisonous spiders and flies; fleas and mosquitoes abound.
We may remark that fleas possess no wings, but are understood to possess a true pupa.
It has been previously remarked that the phenomena of holometabolism are connected with the development of wings inside the body (except in the case of the fleas, where there are no wings in the perfect insect).
Fleas caught on plague-infected rats are able to infect rats placed in flea-proof cages.Advertisement
The parts of all the fleas, are taken by small grasshoppers, painted black.
Many wingless insects - such as lice, fleas and certain earwigs and cockroaches - are placed in various orders together with winged insects to which they show evident relationships.
Quite a few years ago I had a dog with a very severe allergy to fleas.
Plague infected fleas lured from mice were used to produce a bacterium that was injected in to prisoners.
The next thing to do is to control the fleas on the outside so your cat doesn't keep bringing them into the house.Advertisement
Larvae continue their development by encasing themselves in pupae, from which they eventually emerge as immature fleas.
With many writers it is customary to treat the fleas as a suborder of Diptera, under the title Aphaniptera or Siphonaptera.
To gamekeepers and those interested in the preservation of game, all animals such as the pole-cat, weasel, stoat, hawks, owls, &c., which destroy the eggs or young of preserved birds, are classed as "vermin," and the same term includes rats, mice, &c. It is also the collective name given to all those disgusting and objectionable insects that infest human beings, houses, &c., when allowed to be in a filthy and unsanitary condition, such as bugs, fleas, lice, &c.
The bacillus has been demonstrated in the bodies of fleas, flies, bugs and ants.
The infected fleas then fed on 15 mice that had been inoculated with the experimental vaccine containing an adjuvant (an immune booster ).Advertisement
For reasons unknown to me, fleas prefer the area just anterior to the base of the tail.
In addition to cats, dogs, and humans, many animals are attacked by cat fleas and dog fleas.
Even when I cannot locate fleas on the pet I can often locate flea dirt.
Another example of this is how to repel fleas.
Maybe it will kill the fleas that showed up on the pet today.Advertisement
Both these products are remarkable in their efficiency in eliminating fleas.
The majority of fleas in the flea circus are, however, dead.
The cloth was infested with the rat fleas now known to be responsible for the spread of the disease.
Of course, you could always use pet meds, that is, medicine for the fleas that the pet must take.
The sucking mouthparts are barbed making fleas difficult to remove.Advertisement
The virus causing myxomatosis is transmitted between infected and healthy rabbits by insects, particularly rabbit fleas, but also by flies.
Fleas become infected by feeding on the blood of an infected rodent.
Fleas can cause a lot of irritation to cats and dogs, making them itch and they also transmit tapeworms.
These fleas are the carrier of the most common tapeworm of dogs and cats, Dipylidium caninum.
They were also riddled with fleas and worms and seriously undernourished.Advertisement
The tentacles have stinging cells which they use to capture prey like small water fleas.
Since, however, although undoubtedly allied to the Diptera, they must have diverged from the ancestral stem at an early period, before the existing forms of Diptera became so extremely specialized, it seems better to regard the fleas as constituting an independent order (see FLEA).
Of the insects which infest dwellings and prey upon their human inmates, such as fleas, bed-bugs, roaches, &c., Ecuador has more than a bountiful supply.
Yes, external parasites transmissible to man include fleas, sarcoptic mange, the fur mite and ringworm fungi.
Flea Allergy No the flea is not the real allergy here, it is the fleas saliva.Advertisement
The FleaScan is a simple screening test designed to quickly detect the presence of fleas by identifying telltale flea fecal material left behind.
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Bedlam Bedbug Insecticide Spray is used to get rid of Bedbugs, Dust Mites, Lice, Ticks and Fleas.
Feline Leukemia, mites and fleas are the most common problems that come with free kittens.Advertisement
He does not have fleas and blood work does not indicate any problems except the diabetes.
Second, even though your cat doesn't appear to have fleas, parasites or fungi can still be possibilities.
I think you would notice if he had fleas, but give him a good check anyway.
I also add table salt to the baking soda, because if you have fleas, this will help to dry them up and help to kill them before you vacuum.
They don't even have fleas, since we use a monthly spot on flea product to protect them, and they don't go outside anymore.Advertisement
The kittens could have also picked up fleas during their brief life outdoors before you took them in.
Probably the most common are fleas or other parasites and stress.
If the hair loss were caused by fleas, the cat would bite and dig at the area and there would likely be irritation.
She has been checked by the vet and has previously used hormone tablets, steroids and has been treated for fleas and wormed.
Right now, you can't even trap her and treat her for fleas if that is the problem.Advertisement
Fleas or pests that irritate the area and cause the cat to scratch the fur off.
In an elderly cat such as yours, it is likely hormonal or illness related, but I wouldn't rule out things such as fleas or ear mites that may have caused her to dig and scratch the fur off.
It could just be fleas, or even stress from adjusting a new home.
I have checked for fleas, bathed her, purchased a new collar and flea powder.
Upon bathing her, I see no fleas or flea dirt.
Since you have treated her so thoroughly for fleas, I doubt this is the culprit.
This parasite is thought to be carried by fleas and ticks.
Your cat may also lose hair in response to fleas and mites.
Spot became healthier, the gloss to his coat returned and even persistent fleas took flight.
When a cat is pregnant it is important to make sure that she does not have fleas that could cause anemia.
If the mother cat has enough fleas to make her anemic, the kittens can die in the womb.
Knowing how to get rid of fleas on a cat can be helpful, but keeping them off is another story.
In order to get rid of the fleas on a cat, you will need to battle them in your home as well.
They are quite active and survive on the feces of the adult fleas.
You can control fleas in the house and on your cat by stopping the flea's development at any point.
Many flea sprays and bombs have pesticides in them that will not only kill adult fleas but will kill them in the immature stages.
If you see small black specks in her fur, you can be sure she has fleas.
There are two ways to quickly get rid of fleas on your cat.
The other way to get rid of fleas on your cat is to use a fine toothed flea comb and a bowl of water with a little oil in it.
Simply comb your cat and drop the fleas that come off into the oily water.
The oil keeps the fleas from jumping back out.
There are products that you can buy at the store that will keep fleas off of your cat.
Once you have the fleas off of your cat, you can keep them off by being diligent about flea control in and around your home.
Fleas are common parasites which feed on the blood of certain mammals, most notably dogs, cats, and humans.
These specks are often called flea dirt, and they are actually the excrement from the fleas.
Fleas are a problem because they make your cat uncomfortable, but they can also cause health problems.
In order to control fleas, you must get rid of the eggs.
The next thing you will need to do is to control the fleas on your cat.
As you find fleas on your pet, drop them into the oil.Once you have the excess fleas off of your cat, you can begin to use a topical flea killer.
To control the fleas on the inside of the house you will need to either have a professional come in or use one of the flea sprays that is on the market.
Also be sure that you get one that kills the fleas in all stages of development, including the eggs.You will want to remove birds and cover fish tanks before you spray.
Even if your cat is an inside cat, the fleas can still hitchhike in on your socks or pants.
There are organic products, such as diatomaceous earth, that are very effective against fleas and also safe to use around cats.
By controlling the fleas outside the house, you can be sure they won't find a way into your home or onto your cat.
Cat flea control can be challenging, but you can overcome and eradicate the fleas if you are consistent.
As an added bonus, you might like to know that each year the fleas are controlled on your property, the easier it is to keep them under control for the following year.
Eliminating ear mites from this point on will become similar to treating a cat with fleas.
This may seem like a difficult feat, but you will save your cat from a horde of communicable diseases, mites, fleas and many types of environmental threats.
You will also save yourself from the potential toxins found in household insecticides, the kind you will need to use should your cat bring in fleas and other pests.
You'll also want to be sure the cat is checked for worms and given medication to treat for fleas or worms before you bring her into your home.
With these products, you can apply them as a monthly preventive against ear mites and fleas.
While you're brushing, check your pet for fleas, ear mites and other problems.
The Pets' Guide from WebMD suggests using Advantage, Frontline or Program to safely and effectively control fleas on cats.
The substance does not kill mature fleas.
The adult fleas may take 30 to 60 days before they die off the cat.
Advantage II is a topical flea medication that effectively kills 98 to 100 percent of adult fleas within 12 hours of application.
The active ingredient, imidacloprid, also kills adult fleas within two hours of jumping onto the cat's body.
Frontline Flea & Tick Control has the ability to kill 100 percent of fleas within 12 hours of applying.
The waterproof formula allows the cat to get wet without reducing its ability to successfully control fleas.
Fleas often bite humans and produce itching, painful welts if not successfully eradicated.
Prior to using a flea medication, you'll want to inspect your cat to determine whether or not it has fleas.
Focus on the base of the cat's tail, a favorite location for fleas to reside.
Fleas defecate dried flakes of blood which look similar to dandruff but have a brownish, black or reddish appearance.
Fleas pose a significant health risk to cats.
Not only can your cat ingest fleas while he cleans himself, but fleas often carry tapeworms - another nuisance your cat can pick up by ingesting a flea.
Fleas also feed on the feline's blood which can cause the animal to suffer anemia.
Once you understand the health problems associated with fleas, it's easy to see why these pests shouldn't be ignored.
It's easy to accidentally introduce bedbugs, fleas and other insects into your office or home with used bargains that contain more than you bargained for.
This spring, you may wish to use rosemary as a natural flea repellent to keep fleas and other parasites off your pet.
Applying rosemary directly to your pet will protect from fleas and other parasites at home or at the dog park.
If you can make your pet's environment inhospitable to fleas, you stand a better chance of keeping them from setting up a home on your pet.
The tea will not only help repel fleas, but also leave your pet's coat silky, glossy, and smelling beautiful.
Using rosemary as a natural flea repellent can be an excellent option for simple prevention or for the treatment of a mild case of fleas.
Long-term exposure to fleas can cause anemia, allergic dermatitis and intestinal parasites in your pet, so timely treatment is important.
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Fleas and ticks also carry diseases that can be fatal to your dog.
The non-porous materials prevent fleas from nesting in the dog house.
These bothersome pests may take up residence on a stuffed animal, and to be sure that the stuffed dog is not harboring any fleas or ticks, apply a small amount of control powder to the toy after each cleaning.
Heartworm is carried by mosquitoes and fleas in tropical and semi-tropical climates such as the southern United States, but occurrences are not limited to those areas.
This can be a regular shampooing or a medicated bath to kill fleas and ticks.
Northern regions may only have to deal with fleas during warmer seasons, but other regions that don't experience a hard freeze will likely have flea problems all year long.
Pets affected by fleas will begin scratching; some a little, others a lot.
Fleas are also an intermediate host for tapeworms, which can infest your dog's intestinal track and require an oral medication for treatment.
As you can see, these insects are a nuisance and a potential health threat to your pet, but you can get them under control by taking a three pronged approach to eliminating fleas.
Here are a number of items that will kill and/or repel fleas, but it is very important to read the labeling and warnings before you use them on your pet.
Some collars contain an insecticide that kills the fleas, while others use a chemical growth inhibitor that affects the fleas' ability to reproduce, thus ending the population growth.
Adams Flea Spray kills fleas on contact and provides some repelling action against reinfestation.
However, they can be useful for dusting your pet's bedding, killing any hiding fleas and their hatching eggs.
Insecticidal shampoos can also bring quick relief to a pet suffering from fleas.
Most of these shampoos not only kill fleas on contact when properly applied, but also contain anti-itch medication that helps soothe the flea bites, helping your pet to quit scratching.
Flea dips are insecticidal products that are mixed in water and then poured through your pet's coat, killing fleas and providing residual flea control for a few weeks afterward.
Spot-On flea control products such as Frontline, and Advantage are useful in the fight to control fleas.
One drop of this insecticide placed between your pet's shoulders will help kill fleas for approximately thirty days, and the product is waterproof.
Once your pet brings fleas into your home, it becomes necessary to treat this area also.
Fleas don't spend all of their time on your pet, and they can also lay their eggs around the household, leading to infestation.
Next, lightly apply a powdered flea control product under all cushions and lightly on any carpeting to kill remaining eggs and new fleas that may be brought inside.
Unless you treat your yard, you pet will likely continue attracting fleas, bringing them back into your home.
This third step in controlling fleas involves treating the entire yard with an outdoor insecticidal spray or powder which specifically lists fleas as a target on the label.
Adult fleas can be killed with products that contain pyrethrins, but pre-adult fleas and eggs need to be treated with a product that contains methoprene to halt their growth.
She has started scratching herself quite a bit, but I see no evidence of fleas, and her belly does not look rashy.
It is also my understanding that Frontline kills the fleas that bite your dog, but it doesn't actually repel them.
Some of the stronger Frontline products may actually repel fleas, so that's another question for your vet.
If many of the dogs seem to be scratching a lot, fleas and/or mites may be present.
Unlike fleas, ticks aren't able to just jump on their next host and instead must create opportunities to come in contact with their meal trains.
There's no doubt about it, fleas and ticks are a menace to your pet's well being.
Fleas can cause your dog to get worms, which wreak havoc with his digestive system.
Fleas have been a big problem across the country this year and once a dog begins to scratch, the skin can be open to secondary infections.
I have looked her over, but I have not seen any fleas.
Fleas can be quite sneaky and hard to detect.
The fact that you haven't found fleas makes me wonder if we're dealing with parasites that can't be seen.
Did you know that dog fleas are just one of over three thousand species of fleas recorded so far?
Dog fleas, Ctenocephalides canis, are named for their host of choice.
This intense itch is caused by the fleas' saliva, a substance that acts as a blood thinner and helps the flea dine on the blood of its host.
Adult fleas live and feed on a dog for one to two weeks, leaving behind deposits commonly known as flea dirt.
These baby fleas must quickly find a host in order to feed and progress to adulthood.
Humidity is a key component to the dog fleas' life cycle.
Although adult fleas are mainly all you will see, they are just the tip of the iceberg, accounting for only about ten percent of the total population.
You'll know there are fleas in your home by the following signs.
Dog fleas are a major nuisance, and the problem will only grow unless you make a concerted effort to eliminate them from your home and pets.
Don't kid yourself that your dog only has one or two fleas.
He also scratches constantly, but he doesn't have fleas.
Dogs live in small boxes or cages that are littered with urine, feces and fleas.
Topicals - The most common topical heartworm preventative medication is Selamectin, which is used to protect your pet from heartworms as well as fleas and ticks.
While sold as a heartworm medication for dogs and cats, company literature describes it as a parasiticide, because it also effective for the treatment of fleas and ear mites, as well as heartworm.
Revolution is also effective against the common dog tick, fleas, ear mites and sarcoptic mange in dogs.
On the spot, monthly treatments are usually good for preventing heartworm and for keeping ticks and fleas away.
Revolution not only prevents heartworm, but also keeps away fleas and ticks.
Although Revolution is a bit more costly than Heartgard, it also offers more protection for your dog and keeps you from having to purchase multiple medications to prevent both fleas and ticks and heartworm.
Another option for a heartworm pill, Sentinel also helps prevent fleas.
In addition to preventing heartworm and fleas, the pill guards against adult roundworms, hookworms and whipworms.
Others, like citronella, tea tree, and/or lemongrass essential oils will help repel fleas and ticks.
It just is not fair to him because after fleas come worms; then comes a whole host of problems.
Guest columnest Wendy Nan Rees shows you how to get a jump start on fighting fleas on your dog.
Fleas can infest our dogs, our homes, our cars and even a vacuum bag.
Even if you have never had fleas before, it may just be better to practice being on the safe side, which will save you time and money in the long run.
It will wash away any dead fleas, their flea dirt (poop) and the dandruff left on your dogs' skin.
For example, Advantage or Frontline will kill 98 to 100 percent of adult fleas within 24 hours.
Advantage works by killing adult fleas, while Frontline kills fleas at multiple life stages and also kills ticks that can carry Lyme disease.
Adult fleas only make up about one percent of the total infestation issue.
The majority of the flea infestation is made up fleas in various life cycle stages, meaning eggs, larva or the pupa.
If your dog is affected by fleas, you will also be affected by them.
If you need to use a carpet flea powder, remember to always change your vacuum bag to help control fleas at the juvenile stage.
Mosquito 86 is a perfect tool to keep your yard free of blood-sucking critters like mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other common garden pests.
Mosquito 86 can keep your yard free of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, biting flies and ants.
One of the best herbal remedies for fleas is to sprinkle the area around your pet's bed with pennyroyal or fennel.
In essence, these products are pesticides which target fleas.
These products are effective for quick control of fleas.
These products control fleas by attacking the nervous system of the pests.
To actually kill them, you may need to leave the shampoo on your dog for several minutes to suffocate the fleas.
You can then follow up using a flea comb to remove any fleas left on your pet’s coat.
Fleas on their own can be a very uncomfortable experience for your pet, let alone with added aggravation of harsh ingredients.
Because your dog’s skin may be irritated by the presence of fleas, you may want to look for an organic flea shampoo containing neem oil.
Richard’s Organics Neem Oil Flea and Tick Remedy is a 100 percent natural formula for treating and repelling fleas.
The best way to handle fleas is to prevent them, especially if your dog is allergic and susceptible to hot spots.
The list of arthropods that bite or sting humans is extensive and includes lice, bedbugs, fleas, mosquitoes, black flies, ants, chiggers, ticks, centipedes, scorpions, and other species.
Cat-scratch disease (also called cat-scratch fever) is caused by the Bartonella henselae bacterium, which is found in cats around the world and is transmitted from cat to cat by fleas.
Bartonella henselae is uncommon or absent in cold climates, which fleas have difficulty tolerating, but prevalent in warm, humid places such as Memphis, Tennessee, where antibodies were found in 71 percent of the cats tested.
The disease is usually transmitted to humans by the bites of infected rodent fleas.
Just like fleas, head lice travel from host to host and live off the blood of their victim.
At least four species of fleas (including Pulex irritans) which infest the common rat are known to bite man, and are believed to be the active agents in the transmission of plague from rats to human beings.
Willughby, Ray and others in the late 17th century to include the active larvae of beetles, as well as bugs, lice, fleas and other insects with undeveloped wings.
Includes the fleas.
The wingless forms in question are always allied to winged forms, and there is every reason to believe that they have been really derived from winged forms. There are also insects (fleas, &c.) in which metamorphosis of a " complete " character exists, though the insects never develop wings.
To the traveller, the most conspicuous among the Mexican insects, perhaps, are the butterflies, beetles, ants and the myriads of mosquitoes, midges, fleas and chinches.
The prescriptions are for a great variety of ailments and afflictionsdiseases of the eye and the stomach, sores and broken bones, to make the hair grow, to keep away snakes, fleas, &c. Purgatives and diuretics are particularly numerous, and the medicines take the form of pillules, draughts, liniments, fumigations, &c. The prescriptions are often fanciful and may thus bear some absurd relation to the disease to be cured, but generally they would be to some extent effective.
In 21 experiments out of 38, 55% of healthy rats living in flea-proof cages have contracted plague after receiving fleas collected from rats either dead or dying of septicaemic plague; consequently it is proved the rat flea can transmit plague from rat to rat.
Close and continuous contact of plague-infected animals with healthy ones does not infect the latter if fleas are excluded.
Should fleas be present an epizootic at once starts and spreads in porportion to the number of fleas present.
Guinea-pigs placed in plague-infected houses do not contract plague if they are protected from fleas; those placed in cages protected by a border of sticky paper at least six inches in radius, which the fleas cannot jump over, do not contract plague; the others not similarly protected, do.
Tiberias is notoriously dirty and proverbial for its fleas, whose king is said by the Arabs to hold his court here.
Aristotle explicitly taught abiogenesis, and laid it down as an observed fact that some animals spring from putrid matter, that plant lice arise from the dew which falls on plants, that fleas are developed from putrid matter, and so forth.
It is now known that the plague was caused by a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas.
Old Karay had turned his head and was angrily searching for fleas, baring his yellow teeth and snapping at his hind legs.
He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.
Could the fleas have been carried in another way?
Fleas are wingless insects, with a laterally compressed body, small and indistinctly separated head, and short thick antennae situated in cavities somewhat behind and above the simple eyes, which are always minute and sometimes absent.
She's probably carrying fleas that weigh more than you do.