First report of target site insensitivity to pyrethroids in human flea, Pulex irritans (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).


The human flea, Pulex irritans, is the most important ectoparasite of humans. Intensive use of pyrethroids for its control has led to insecticide resistance. Monitoring pyrethroid resistance and its underlying mechanisms is essential for flea control. The aims of this study were to identify the susceptibility status of human flea to permethrin and to detect… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2018.03.004


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