‘FLEA AND TICK MONTH’
October is known to be the worst flea month. As the weather starts to become cold, the indoor fleas activate and seem to appear when the heat in our home kicks on. Fleas can be very frustrating to eliminate, especially when they get out of control. They live on your pet, in the house, and outside. It is estimated that for every flea on your pet there are 100 or more in your house. This is why early treatment should be considered. To get rid of these parasites, treating your pet(s), your house, and often the outdoors, is a must!
For your pet, several once-a-month products are available which are both convenient and effective such as;
–Comfortis– A monthly oral product that does a great job and quickly gets a problem under control. Note: it does not treat ticks!
– Frontline and Advantage/Advantix– Topical insecticides that kill fleas on your pet for a whole month. Frontline Plus is our recommended product because it also blocks flea eggs and kills ticks.
Eliminating fleas in your house is the most important part of the treatment as well. To start , you need to thoroughly vacuum the entire house, especially carpeted areas. You need to use a product that kills not only adult fleas, but also blocks the development of eggs and larvae such as Siphotrol Premise Spray. Siphotrol is a direct spray that is applied to every inch of flooring. The treatment needs to be repeated in one month to kill the newly-hatched pupae (a stage of the flea that no product can kill). If frequent treatment was not sufficient, it may be neccessary to then treat the outdoor areas where your pet frequents.
Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions on how to get rid of these pests.