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Fleas as Pests to Man and Animals, With Suggestions for Their Control.

Description: "Fleas are of importance to main in two ways: First, as disease carriers and, second, as parasites or annoyers of man and animals.... In many instances they have been known to render houses uninhabitable for a time, and certain species cause considerable loss among poultry as well as annoyance to other animals." -- title page. This bulletin discusses the life cycle of the flea, its habits, its role as a carrier of bubonic plague, and the injuries it causes to domestic animals. Methods of destroying and controlling the flea are also discussed.
Date: 1915
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvest Mites, or "Chiggers"

Description: This report discusses a type of harvest mite known colloquially as the "chigger" or "red bug." Although these creatures are arachnids, they are not ticks and do not cause serious injury to humans or livestock. The life cycle of the harvest mite, treatment for mite attacks, and methods for destroying the mite are discussed.
Date: 1915
Creator: Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Leaf Blister Mite of Pear and Apple

Description: This report discusses the leaf blister mite, an arachnid that feeds upon the buds and leaves of fruit trees, particularly pears and apples. This pest is described with respect to its geographical distribution, life cycle and habits. Methods of control are suggested.
Date: 1916
Creator: Quaintance, A. L. (Altus Lacy), 1870-1958
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department