Tag: fleas

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»
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3 steps to solving mystery ‘bites’

August 31, 2018 By
In PMP’s March issue, Crawley McPherson presented a case of a “mysterious itch” — or delusions of parasitosis (DOP). This type of case is not uncommon. Unfortunately, many in the industry fail to handle these complaints professionally. Read more: Fiction: Crawley... Read more»
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PHOTOS: PMP Archives / July, August, September 1951

From the archives: Pest control for an atomic age

August 24, 2018 By
In 1951, the magazine offered a take on what would happen to radiation-exposed pests in a three-part article titled. Read more»
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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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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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Schopen recounts fears faced during his career

November 10, 2017 By
There’s a phobia for just about everything, it seems. Read more»
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Q&A: PMP chats with a cat flea

June 22, 2017 By
An interview with a cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) Cat Flea (CF): [singing] Oh, there’s food around the corner, food around the corner, food around the corner, for me — bump, bump de bump bump bump bump… Pest Management Professional (PMP):... Read more»
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Pest Spotlight: Fleas, ticks and other ectoparasites

June 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 12 of the Truman’s Guide is devoted to “Fleas, Ticks and Other Ectoparasites.” Because our previous Spotlight focused on ticks,... Read more»
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