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Fleas
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  • Erin W. Hodgson, Utah State University
  • Jay B. Karren, Utah State University
  • Alan H. Roe, Utah State University
Document Type
Factsheet
Publisher
Utah State University Extension
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Disciplines
Abstract
Fleas transmit disease and parasitic worms, and cause allergic dermatitis to humans and animals. There are about 2,000 different flea species in the world and at least 325 species in North America, all belonging to the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are not likely to be confused with other insects because adults are flattened dorsal-ventrally, or side-to-side.
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson, Jay B. Karren and Alan H. Roe. "Fleas" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/227/