Some articles on fleas, flea:

Theories Of The Black Death - Bubonic Plague Theory
... Several possible causes for the bubonic plague (plague spread by fleas) have been advanced for the Black Death the most prevalent is the Bubonic plague theory ... generally thought to occur only through the bites of fleas whose mid guts become obstructed by replicating Y ... This blockage results in starvation and aggressive feeding behaviour by fleas that repeatedly attempt to clear their blockage by regurgitation, resulting in thousands of plague ...
Cat Flea - Effects On The Hosts
... A few fleas on adult dogs or cats cause little harm unless the host becomes allergic to substances in saliva ... The disease that results is called flea allergy dermatitis ... can lose enough bodily fluid to fleas feeding that dehydration may result ...
... Hectopsyllidae is a small family of fleas, containing only the chigoe fleas and the sticktight fleas ... These fleas usually parasitize terrestrial mammals, and in a few cases birds and bats ... closest living relatives of the Hectopsyllidae are the common fleas, Pulicidae ...
Plok - Plot
... to Akrillic to find that the island has been taken over by fleas, large blue creatures that jump around ... After clearing out all the fleas from Akrillic, Plok descends into Brendammi Bog where the fleapit, the source of all the fleas, is located ... various vehicles, Plok journeys deep into the Fleapit, ultimately challenging the Flea Queen as the final boss ...
Snow Scorpionfly
... snow scorpionflies, or in the British Isles, snow fleas (no relation to the snow flea Hypogastrura nivicola) are a very small family of scorpionflies ... Recent research indicates the boreids are more closely related to fleas than to other scorpionflies, which renders the order Mecoptera paraphyletic if the order Siphonaptera is excluded from it ... compressed, so in fact some resemblance to fleas is noted ...

Famous quotes containing the word fleas:

    Oh, why can’t we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills?... I mean flee to my lodge in the hills.
    Arthur Sheekman, screenwriter, and Norman McLeod. Monkey Business (film)

    A reasonable amount o’ fleas is good fer a dog—keeps him from broodin’ over bein’ a dog, mebbe.
    Edward Noyes Westcott (1847–1898)

    Farmers in overalls and wide-brimmed straw hats lounge about the store on hot summer days, when the most common sound is the thump-thump-thump of a hound’s leg on the floor as he scratches contentedly. Oldtime hunters say that fleas are a hound’s salvation: his constant twisting and clawing in pursuit of the tormentors keeps his joints supple.
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)