Recent Advancements in the Control of Cat Fleas
Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Received: 29 August 2020 / Revised: 25 September 2020 / Accepted: 26 September 2020 / Published: 29 September 2020
The cat flea Ctenocephalides felis felis is the most important pest of domesticated cats and dogs worldwide. This review covers the recent advancements in the control of cat fleas. Over the years, there has been an interest in using ecologically friendly approaches to control fleas. To date, no biological, natural, or cultural means have been discovered that mitigate flea infestations. The recent registration of novel topical and oral therapies promises a new revolution in the control of fleas and ticks and the diseases associated with them.