عنوان مقاله [English]
In a breeder farm near Tehran, severe infestation to fleas was observed. The thicker the lifter, the more was the infestation rate. Morphological charactristics of the flea were those related to human flea. (P. irritans). Although based on reports and parasitology text, fleas. have, in principle, the charactristic of polyhemophagia and P. irritans live on the blood of other hosts, besides hurnanbeings, this occurs on poultry occasionally. the severity of infestation in some hail was to the extent that the farm workers and even the dwellers around the farm were severly infested. Finding suggested that P. irritans lives well on chicken blood. This infestation lessened and went under control after applying regualr insecticide spary (permethrin) and executing hygienic regulation.