There exists so many flea and tick control types of applications that it may leave you confused on which ones to use. The decision will depend on the delivery system of the treatment to resolve the problem rather than the manufacturer. It is imperative that you develop a flea and tick control or treatment program to deal with every situation that you face. This article looks at some of the most common treatment methods.
Topical treatments are applied to the pet’s outer surface. This medicine is applied to the head between the shoulders. This stops the pet from licking off the medication once it has been used. This medication works well and is effective for any good Flea and Tick Control plan. This type of application is designed to kill adult fleas within 24 hours. They also are used to kill the flea eggs and larvae to ensure that all phases of flea are stopped from growing. Topical fluids are also used for the treatment of all major ticks including the Lyme disease causatives. Puppies eight weeks and older can be treated with the topical treatments.
Flea and Tick Sprays and Mists
These are medications administered from a spray bottle. The flea and tick spray can be used on dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to control fleas, ticks and flea larvae. They contain Insect Growth Regulator and offer quick relief by killing adult fleas and ticks on contact. It is also effective in killing flea eggs thus breaking the fleas’ life cycle. The residual activity of the product prevents re-infestation. Sprays remain effective for up to one month and are suitable when combating pests for a wide area.
Flea and ticks dips are used when one requires the quick killing of pests. To efficiently treat an infected pest, you dip them in a solution up to their necks or sponge it all over their bodies. Shampoos are another option but don’t have residual prevention against the pests.
These consist of chewable tablets for your pet. Normally, they have a short span of effectiveness of 24 hours. You can give your pet these tablets every day.
Tick and Flea Collars
Flea and Tick Collars are available for both cats and dogs. The collars are of different sizes to fit the different neck sizes of the pets. They are plastics and over time release insecticides to kill ticks or fleas.
Fleas and ticks cause several problems from annoyance all the way to significance diseases. The most common side effects of flea infestation in dogs is the tendency to continually scratch. Flea saliva causes dermatitis which leads to biting and scratching of the animal. Moreover, such pests feed on animal blood; therefore, an animal that is infested with fleas or ticks may suffer from anemia or die from blood loss. Thus the idea to have the ticks and fleas controlled using the most appropriate treatment methods.