J. Alston Moffat
1901 Canadian Entomologist  
Reading in the April number of the CanadianEntomologist, Mr. Heath's account of the plague of fleas in Manitoba, recalled what I had read in theAgricultural Gazetteof New South Wales. It appears that in the Australian bush fleas are as great a nuisance as they are in some parts of Manitoba. A settler, who had suffered greatly from their presence, wrote to theGazettethat he had occasion to use tar paper in his dwelling, when he discovered that fleas would not stay in the house with it, and from
more » ... with it, and from that time he had no more trouble with fleas in his house, although they were as plentiful out of doors as ever. Last autumn, or early winter, one of our local members, on his regular visit to the Society's room, started the enquiry as to what was the best way to get rid of fleas, as his house had got overrun with them from having allowed their dog to sleep in the cellar. I thought of what I had then recently read, hunted up the number of theGazette, found the reference, and showed it to him, when he said he would try it.
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