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   Pest Control Fleas

Flea Bites

What are Fleas?

  • Fleas are wingless, blood-sucking insects that feed on dog, cats, humans and other species
  • One female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day
  • Fleas live on your pets, in your house and on you
  • Fleas are tiny and tough
  • Don't confuse fleas with bed bugs

Flea Problems:

  • One flea can quickly multiply to infect your house, your yard and your life
  • Flea bites commonly cause skin irritation and itching
  • Fleas can infect your pet with tapeworms
  • Flea bites on your pet can cause allergic dermatitis which can lead to hair loss and further skin complications including infections etc

Flea Prevention

At the beginning of flea season is the best time for preventive measures to be taken.

  1. Apply a treatment to all your outside areas.
  2. Each year replace all your pets bedding.
  3. Throughout the year regularly clean out your pets sleeping area in the house. The bedding should be boil washed.
  4. Steam clean carpets.
  5. Throughout the year keep your carpets regularly vacuumed.
  6. Put flea collars on your pets. If you don't want to use flea collars there are a number of topical applications that can be used.

Avoid an annoying and frustrating infestation of fleas and take preventative measures first.

How to find Fleas on your Pet

If you have a heavy infestation on your pet it isn't difficult to spot. You'll see your cat or dog biting its coat and scratching itself. You can run a comb through its coat to spot the fleas.

Simple Flea Check:

If in any doubt do this simple check.
  • Sit your cat or dog on a piece of white paper
  • Rub its back vigorously for a couple of minutes
  • Flea feaces if present will fall onto the paper
  • Tip the rubbings onto some damp cotton wool and leave for a minute
  • Check the cotton wool for red spots

The droppings contain your pets blood and just look like dust and dirt on the paper but when transferred to the moist cotton wool the dissolve and release the blood to show up red.

If you see red spots your pet needs treatment


How to get rid of a Flea Infestation

Fleas must be dealt with immediately when found in your house or on your animal. A serious infestation can arise within a short period of time if left untreated.
The objective of treatment is to break the flea life cycle by treating the outside environment, the home and the pets.

Outdoor Treatment

  • You need to treat all outdoor areas where your pets may roam
  • Be sure to research the pros and cons of toxic chemicals and natural treatments

Home Treatment

  • Remove and replace all pet bedding as this is where the majority of eggs will be
  • If not replacing bedding be sure to boil wash it all
  • Steam clean carpets to kill all life stages except for the eggs
  • Look into chemical treatments for the home if a severe infestation - talk to your vet and research the options
  • Regularly vacuum carpets - throw out the bag immediately
  • If your pet travels in your car don't forget to treat this area also

Pet treatment

  • Flea comb - time consuming but effective at removing adult fleas
  • Shampoos, dips and medications are available to purchase eg Frontline or Advantage
  • Take advice from your vet
  • Do your research into different methods and treatments

4 MONTH Advantage Flea Control Orange: For Cats Under 9 lbs.

4 MONTH Advantage Flea Control Orange: For Cats Under 9 lbs.

Advantage Orange kills fleas on cats fast. Advantage kills 98% of fleas within 12 hours and continues to work for up to one month per application. It also breaks the flea life cycle by killing flea larvae. Advantage can be used on kittens 8 weeks old. Also, it is safe for use on pregnant and nursing cats. Advantage is water-resistant, so it kills fleas even after shampooing and exposure to rain. Advantage is applied to the back of the neck on cats. Protect your cat today. Effective Flea Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Contains imidacloprid, the fastest flea control, which kills adult fleas within 12 hours Each package of this long lasting topical lasts for 4 or 6 months Easy-squeeze tube makes application quick and easy.



4 MONTH Advantage Flea Control Teal: For Dogs 11-20 lbs.

4 MONTH Advantage Flea Control Teal: For Dogs 11-20 lbs.

Advantage Teal kills fleas on dogs fast. Advantage kills 98% of fleas within 12 hours and continues to work for up to one month per application. It also breaks the flea life cycle by killing flea larvae. Advantage can be used on puppies as young as 7 weeks old. Also, it is safe for dogs that are pregnant or nursing. Advantage is water-resistant, so it kills fleas even after shampooing and exposure to rain. Advantage is applied between the shoulder blades on dogs. Effective Flea Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Contains imidacloprid, the fastest flea preventive, which works within 12 hours Long-lasting Over-The-Counter formula keeps working for up to 4 weeks Easy-squeeze tube for easy application. Water-resistant formula stays strong through baths and rain



4 MONTH Advantage Flea Control  Red: For Dogs 21-55 lbs.

4 MONTH Advantage Flea Control Red: For Dogs 21-55 lbs.

Advantage Red kills fleas on dogs fast. Advantage kills 98% of fleas within 12 hours and continues to work for up to one month per application. It also breaks the flea life cycle by killing flea larvae. Advantage can be used on puppies as young as 7 weeks old. Also, it is safe for dogs that are pregnant or nursing. Advantage is water-resistant, so it kills fleas even after shampooing and exposure to rain. Advantage is applied between the shoulder blades on dogs. Effective Flea Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Contains imidacloprid, the fastest flea preventive, which works within 12 hours Long-lasting Over-The-Counter formula keeps working for up to 4 weeks Easy-squeeze tube for easy application. Water-resistant formula stays strong through baths and rain



3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot for Cats and Kittens

3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot for Cats and Kittens

Frontline Top Spot for cats and kittens provides flea and tick protection for at least one month. It is applied topically and each packet has 3 applications providing 3 months of protection. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Over-The-Counter topical kills fleas & ticks in under 48 hours Protect against Lyme Disease!



3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot Orange:  For Dogs up to 22 lbs.

3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot Orange: For Dogs up to 22 lbs.

Frontline Top Spot Orange for dogs and puppies provides flea and tick protection for at least one month. It is applied topically and each packet has 3 applications providing 3 months of protection. Get the 6 Month Packets for added savings and convenience Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Over-The-Counter topical kills fleas & ticks in under 48 hours Protect against Lyme Disease! Easy to apply monthly preventive



3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot Blue: For dogs 23-44 lbs

3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot Blue: For dogs 23-44 lbs

Frontline Top Spot Blue for dogs and puppies provides flea and tick protection for at least one month. It is applied topically and each packet has 3 applications providing 3 months of protection. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Over-The-Counter topical kills fleas & ticks in under 48 hours Protect against Lyme Disease! Easy to apply monthly preventive



3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot Purple: For Dogs 45-88 lbs.

3 MONTH Frontline Top Spot Purple: For Dogs 45-88 lbs.

Frontline Top Spot Purple for dogs and puppies provides flea and tick protection for at least one month. It is applied topically and each packet has 3 applications providing 3 months of protection. Buy the 6 month packet for added savings. Effective Flea & Tick Control . . . No Prescription Required!Guaranteed US EPA approved. Over-The-Counter topical kills fleas & ticks in under 48 hours Protect against Lyme Disease! Easy to apply monthly preventive


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