Fleas are the number one cause of skin allergies in dogs and cats
Fleas cause Dermatitis & Anemia, and transmit Tapeworms & Murine Typhus
Fleas thrive in warm temperatures and high humidity levels, but are active year-round
Learn about fleas, how to check your pet for fleas, how to prevent fleas and how to get rid of fleas.
A Flea Bite is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
If you find just one flea’s handiwork, you can be sure its extended family is not far behind. The vast majority of a flea infestation is made up of eggs and larvae – all living (and multiplying) inside your home.
From the Outside
A flea’s mouthparts pierce the host’s tissue with a sawing motion, forming a needle-like drinking tube for feeding. The saliva the flea injects into the host while feeding is what causes allergic reactions.
From the Inside
A pet can accidentally swallow a tapeworm-infected flea while grooming. Using its sharp teeth, the tapeworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall to feed, causing discomfort, intestinal damage and chronic weight loss.
If your home is heavily infested with fleas, take these steps to get the situation under control.
Inside the Home
On the Pet
Use a spot-on or a systemic oral treatment, which you can purchase from veterinarians or online.
Outside the Home
If you treat your pets with spot-on or oral treatments, you‘ll rarely need to spray outdoors.