Techniques for estimating on-animal populations of Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).

@article{Dryden1994TechniquesFE,
  title={Techniques for estimating on-animal populations of Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).},
  author={Michael Wayne Dryden and John E. Boyer and Vicki Smith},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1994},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={631-4}
}
Effectiveness of two sampling techniques to estimate cat flea populations were compared on beagles (short-haired dogs). Overall, 23.5 and 81.6% of known flea populations on the beagles were detected using area and comb counting techniques, respectively. Using comb counts, we were able to differentiate among beagles that were infested experimentally to produce densities of 21.6 (low), 42.2 (medium), and 82.5 (high) fleas per dog. Using the area counting technique, we were able to differentiate… CONTINUE READING