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Types of flea treatments available

Controlling fleas

controlling fleasFew treatments available on the market offer truely integrated flea control. Many treatments only eliminate the adult fleas (adulticides), while other treatments contain insect growth regulators (IGR) which will only eliminate certain stages of the life cycle, such as flea eggs or lavae.

Dogs and cats suffering from flea allergy dermatitis or other skin conditions are usually considerably uncomfortable and require an integrated, rapid approach to prevent any further discomfort. An integrated treatment protocol that targets both the pet and the environment is an effective flea control solution.

Integrated flea control – The ideal form of control

With the growth in knowledge and understanding of the biology of fleas, research has identified the importance of including both adulticides and IGRs for successful flea control. This different approach known as integrated flea control offers many advantages over traditional treatment methods. There are many flea controls now available on the market which combine adulticides with IGR technology.

The integrated approach to flea control can be taken another step further, specifically targeting the different stages of the flea life cycle with different control measures. This approach to flea control involves using a combination of treatments which are specifically designed to treat the different stages of the flea life cycle at their source.

By treating the pet with an effective adulticide to kill the adult fleas and prevent further discomfort for the pet and ensuring the environmental reservoir is controlled using an effective IGR on the environment, at the source of the adult fleas, a truly integrated approach to flea control can be achieved.