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Fleas and Their Control

Description: "Of the approximately 500 species of fleas known to exist, less than one dozen are of special interest as pests to many and domestic animals, but any individual of one of these few species, when bent upon satisfying its appetite, fully occupies the attention of its chosen host. The human flea, dog flea, cat flea, sticktight flea or chicken flea, and the rat fleas (which carry the bubonic plague), are the principal species that annoy man and domestic animals in the United States. The main steps in control, as described in this bulletin, are the elimination of breeding places and the destruction of fleas on the infested animals. If breeding places receive proper attention the premises often will be cleared of fleas, even though little or no attention is given to the animals themselves." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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