to Get Rid of Fleas - Putting an End to Summer Pests
if you have a small pet who only goes outdoors to "visit
the trees", there is still a chance that they can
bring unwanted visitors into your home. How
to get rid of fleas can then become a top priority,
as the dog and your family, start scratching.
the past, flea control had only a few very basic products,
the most problematic of which was the powder. Yes, it
had the ingredients to kill fleas, but it became airborne
and was often breathed in by pet and owner, alike.
were also flea collars, but all they did basically,
was keep fleas from infesting the dog's head and neck
area, which left the rest of their body as fair game.
owners now choose prevention, as opposed to knowing
how to get rid of fleas, although some popular products
perform both functions.
those who are reluctant to use more potent chemical
means of flea control, there are the Program pills from
Novarits. Program consists of an insect development
inhibitor, lufenuron. Fleas cannot reproduce without
a blood meal, so when they bite the dog, they are ingesting
the inhibitor, which works by preventing the structural
cover of flea eggs from forming. Fleas that cannot reproduce,
die off in short order and are not replaced. Using Program
at least during the warm/damp months, should keep the
flea population from gaining a foothold on your pet.
Program can be used in conjunction with "immediate
kill" products, but which ones, should be checked,
means to get rid of fleas includes Frontline,
Advantage, and Revolution liquid treatments, which come
in a tube according to the dog's size. Frontline will
kill all fleas on the dog within 18 hours, and ticks
as well, while providing continuous protection for 30
days, even when swimming or bathed. Advantage stops
fleas from biting, in under five minutes, and 98% of
fleas on the animal are dead within 12 hours. Revolution
has a wider usage, since it controls not only fleas
and ticks, but also prevents heartworm disease, as well.
all of the above are good products to get rid of fleas
on your dog, or prevent them from becoming a problem,
if you have a real flea infestation in your house, you
will also need to check out products for treating your
premises, so that the humans don't suffer as much as
the dog. Once your home is flea free, regular use of
a good flea product, will keep them from coming back.
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