Flea - Deduction, Prevention & Cure Information
Fleas are parasites
that feed on blood and can cause infections, transmit worms
and diseases to your pets.
Fleas can enter ones home just like that. They can hop and
travel a very long distance. You too can carry them on your
clothes into your homes. Fido can catch fleas from his friends.
Flea larvae can survive upto 3 years under different conditions
just waiting for a prey.
a flea comb and check your dog for fleas and flea dust. Scratching,
biting, infections and bald spots could also mean your dog
fleas are found to the number 1 kind of flea infesting dogs.
Studies show that these flea spend almost all their life time
in their hosts body. Mainly they spread through multiplication
by reproduction. The eggs laid on scoobys body is scattered
all around and the eggs can survive for a very long time in
the environment. So, eggs should be the first enemy. If the
eggs are removed and destroyed, then the spread of fleas can
be controlled substantially.
to remove Flea eggs.
1. As far as possible, make Fido lie on a towel to avoid flea
eggs from dropping on to the floor. Clean the towel regularly
(at least once a week).
2. Regularly vacuum your carpets and the places dogs move
around, sleep and lie down. Clean the vacuum bags regularly.
3. Keep the place clean to starve the flea eggs.
is uncountable number of chemicals as well as natural remedies
available in the markets to control or neutralize fleas in
your pets. But no one method can be termed Perfect.
The methods and means to destroy fleas varies according to
the geographical location, weather, type, age and the medical
history of the dog, (some remedies could cause serious allergies
to your pet dog). Since most of the medicines are sprayed
or dusted on the fur, it could also cause allergic reaction
to humans. After carefully consulting the vet you can start
the treatment to remove fleas. As I said before no one method
is perfect, you may have to combine two or more methods to
get rid of fleas. Method that worked once does not mean it
will work always.
of the methods are listed below for your reference
the first step in flea eradication. Fleas do not like clean
environment. Call a professional cleaning company that uses
flea eradication agents in the process. This will remove most
of the fleas in carpets, upholsteries, couches, rugs, mattresses,
mats etc. Wooden floor is preferred to carpets to reduce flea
Natural home remedies
Snoopy neck down (Do not immerse the head. Poor Snoopy!) in
warm or cool water with detergent or shampoo added in little
quantity for at least 15 minutes if your dog is willing. Orange
or lemon peal added to water and simmered can be mixed with
the water. Eucalyptus oil can also be used.
is an excellent insect repellant. Cedar Oil, shampoo, sleeping
mats stuffed with cedar can reduce fleas.
mats made of horse hide repel fleas.
Pennyroyal is an excellent flea repellant. But they are toxic
and harmful to human beings. Should be used carefully.
garlic to your Snowys favorite food. Dogs usually dispense
the smell through their skin. Garlic smell repels fleas. Brewers
yeast also does the same job. You can buy Hop off is an excellent
alternative. To know more click here.
fennel foliage and marigold in your garden to repel flea from
gardens. Fennel foliage can also be bruised and rubbed into
paper just like a fly paper or mosquito paper has also proved
to be effective. They work by attracting flea with heat. The
flea sticks to the paper when the paper rubbed on the dogs
fur. To know more click here...
flea terminators like flea busters can also be engaged to
eliminate fleas. They clean a to z and also provide guarantee
that flea would not return for a year! I have come across
a lot of satisfied flea busters customers.
products that can be used on dogs:
ProTICal (formerly Defend)
Proban (cythioate) and Prospot (Fenthion)
products used to spray the inside of your home:
Use a hand held sprayer to spray anti flea products so that
it will be easy to reach hard to reach places of your home.
Vacate your home for some time (depending upon the chemical)
as chemicals could harm you, your family members and your
Pyrethrins safe spray
Organo phosphates (harmful)
Insect growth regulators (*********)
Torus (Kristull Products)
Archer (Archer (http://www.fleasmart.com/, http://www.dawwn.com/flea/archer.htm,
Secral (3M has a variety of "sectrol" products).
products used to spray the outside of your home:
Note : If your pet is young , pregnant / nursing, consult
the vet because several products could harm these canines.
Most products available are not cleared for use. SO read the
label carefully and buy from reputed firms.