Flea control failure? Myths and realities.

  title={Flea control failure? Myths and realities.},
  author={L{\'e}na{\"i}g Halos and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Beugnet and Lu{\'i}s Cardoso and R{\'o}bert Farkas and Michel Franc and Jacques Guillot and Kurt Pfister and Richard L Wall},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  volume={30 5},
Why is it that, despite the proliferation of research on their biology and control, fleas remain such a burden for companion animals and their owners? This review highlights a range of reasons for persistence and apparent treatment failures. It argues that a sustainable approach will require integrated pest management based upon a detailed understanding of the flea life cycle, targeting not only adult fleas but also the immature stages in the environment, combining several modes of control and… CONTINUE READING
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