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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/when is the flea war over


Tiffany wrote at 2015-11-10 08:22:24
Perhaps the type of vacuum you're using is ineffective? My apartment had a flea infestation and I treated with Advantage (once was enough, because thorough and frequent vacuuming was all that mattered). I made sure that the airflow through the vacuuming machine was super strong by using water filtration. Alternatively you can use a clean HEPA filter vacuum, or just change the bag frequently.

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Jessica Mellinger


I can answer questions about invertebrates native to California, including insects commonly found in homes. If you have an identification request, please attach a photo to your question.


I was involved in collection and identification of invertebrates for the United States Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division for six years. Also, I provided these same services intermittently for the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment for many years. I have been a member of since 2009.

Department of the Interior: United States Geological Survey, Davis Field Station; University of California, Davis Aggie Alumni Association; UC Davis Center for Neuroscience; U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

I have two B.A.'s from the University of California, Davis and two Associate's degrees from Sacramento City College.

Awards and Honors
Special Thanks for Achieving Results award from the Department of the Interior

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