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are easy to prevent in cats by a simple monthly pill or
topical, however, very dangerous and costly to treat once your cat
gets heartworms. Year-round Flea and Tick Prevention is also
necessary to prevent transmission of disease.
The flea you see today came from an
egg 3-8 weeks ago.
Every flea lays an average of
20 - 30 eggs PER DAY. These
fall off your pet into the
environment, therefore you must
treat the environment for at least
Two steps to effective
VACUUM slowly!!!. Each pass of the
vacuum picks up 50% of the eggs, 20%
of the larva, & 0% of the pupae.
Since larva are smaller than a thin
piece of thread, vacuum over the
cracks in the hardwood and edges of
the floors along walls. Vacuum
under & between the couch
cushions, including the bottom
surface of the cushions where the
pupae can lodge. Vacuum rugs, cat
post, top of the couch ledge where
cats like to sit, pet bed if not
able to wash, and the car. Throw
out the vacuum bag or wash canister
with detergent. Hint: Steam
cleaning kills all life stages of
the flea. Vacuuming does not. Hint:
Detergent on hard floor surfaces
kill all life stages of the flea.
WASH pet beds, pet fabric toys,
blankets on beds regularly.
TREAT YOUR HOUSE AND CAR WITH ANTI
FLEA PRODUCTS: Treat your home
with aerosol spray using Zodiac area
spray from pet stores or Knockout
from vet hospitals. Spray carpets, couches,
cat posts, pet beds
and car. Repeat every 10-14 days
and thereafter, at least every 3-8
Use powders from pet stores that are
scrubbed into the carpet. For
example, Flea Busters guarantees no
fleas for 1 year. Not safe for use
in homes where people or pets have
DO NOT BOMB. Bombs will not go
under any furniture. They will not
go around corners. If you choose to
do this, all pets have to leave the
TREAT OUTSIDE WHEN OVER 60 F:
Focus on the shady areas such as
under decks, under bushes or trees.
Fleas don't like direct sun. Many products exist that
hook to a hose & are sprayed.
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