Flea resistance to insecticides


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.


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
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST