Flea Control

Flea Control

Fleas are blood-sucking insects that lodge in a dog’s hairy coat, inflicting misery and distress.

Symptoms: Biting, itching and scratching all parts of the body.

Your dog’s attempt to get rid of them may result in itchy red patches on the skin.

Fleas can also produce flea allergy and transmit tapeworm.

Only adult fleas are obvious, while the rest of the flea population, the eggs, larvae and pupae, while present, are harder to find.

The best way to check for fleas is to look for flea dirt (feces) in your dog’s hair-coat is to briskly comb a section of the hair on your dog’s back; flea dirt appears as black flecks which will turn a rusty red if moistened. The red is the excreted blood on which the fleas have been feeding.

It will be necessary to get rid of the whole colony by using products such as FRONTLINE® to eliminate and prevent further outbreaks.

Controlling fleas in your house and yard

To control fleas indoor, first stop them from reproducing. Carpets, soft furniture, cushions, throw rugs, bedding, pet beds, or anywhere your dog lays are areas fleas will breed. Frequent vacuuming of carpets, rugs and sofas along with frequent washing of cushion covers, bedding and especially your pet’s bed and blankets will reduce the number of fleas inside your home.

Fleas also thrive outdoors in the more protected, shady parts of the garden. You’ll find them in areas your dog likes to spend time. His favourite cool summer hole will harbor many of these pests. Find a good pest control agent and use his services on a regular basis.

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