Problem

Flea resistance to insecticides

Nature:

Among the most important chemical weapons against plague are insecticides to kill the flea vectors, but their effectiveness has been threatened by the increasing resistance of fleas.

Incidence:

Human fleas first showed resistance to pesticides in 1949, cat and dog fleas in 1952, and oriental rat fleas in 1959.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
16.09.2019 – 17:02 CEST