Fleas & Ticks

American dog tick (Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net)

Prepare to have a “tick talk” with clients

April 1, 2019 By
To avoid callbacks, be sure to educate your customers about what tick treatment entails — and what to expect as a result. Read more»
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longhorned tick (PHOTO: JAMES GATHANY, CDC/DVBD)

Rutgers keys out Asian longhorned tick

February 26, 2019 By
Scientists recently created a guide to tell the Asian longhorned tick apart from other tick species. Read more»

Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 By
Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea-... Read more»
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LA gets hit with flea-borne typhus outbreak

November 14, 2018 By
A growing outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, particularly the homeless population. Read more»
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Illustration: Leo Michael

Fiction: Crawley and the baffling flea infestation

September 13, 2018 By
Read the latest challenge from Crawley McPherson's world. Read more»
Illustration: Leo Michael

Caption This: Dog visits flea market

May 14, 2018 By
You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Read more»
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CDC: US mosquito, tick and flea illnesses on the rise

May 11, 2018 By
A total of 642,602 cases of disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea. Read more»
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Flea from a cat photo from iStock/spxChrome

Flea facts, tips

May 2, 2018 By
Like mosquitoes and bed bugs, fleas subsist by consuming the blood of their hosts. While various types of fleas seem to prefer particular animal species upon which to prey, cats, rabbits, squirrels, ferrets, rats, mice, birds and, of course, humans... Read more»
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New tick species overwintered in New Jersey

May 1, 2018 By
The East Asian tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis), also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, has possibly been established in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. A new species to the United States, the tick initially... Read more»
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Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net

Preparation key to flea control

April 11, 2018 By
Flea control can be difficult, with the key to success being in prep work. Read more»
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