By Dr. Friederike Krämer, Dr. Norbert Mencke (auth.)

The booklet describes in nice aspect the complicated existence cycle of fleas. The textual content relies at the instance of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), an important ectoparasite. The cat flea parasitizes not just canine and cats but additionally warm-blooded animals or even people. in addition to being the reason for painfully itching bites and allergic dermis ailments it's also a vector for viruses, micro organism, nematodes and cestodes. through the years the marketplace for insecticide use in small animals has turn into a huge phase of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry.
Insecticides of the hot new release aren't simply struggle the present infestation (therapy) yet also needs to successfully hinder new infestations for weeks (prophylaxis). the newest type of chemical substances built to this impression are chloronicotinyls (syn. neonicotinoides). Imidacloprid is the 1st member of this type of pesticides with a excessive selectivity in the direction of the positioning of motion inside an insect. utilized to the surface it combats flea infestation and stops new infestations for a minimum of 4 weeks. Flea Biology and keep an eye on describes the total improvement in the back of the compound, beginning with its discovery the entire approach to its use within the ultimate product.

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