When you think of fleas, you probably associate them with your pet. Fleas generally live on dogs, cats, other warm-blooded animals and birds because their fur and feathers make it easy to hide and reproduce. But fleas can also bite you, the pet owner.
95% of fleas In your house are not on your pet - they are living in your home environment. The presence of adult fleas is just the tip of the iceberg. There are actually many more flea eggs, larvae and pupa just waiting to become adults. Targeting only adult fleas is not at all effective. Long-term, effective flea control is best achieved by use of products that target flea adults and the immature life-cycle.
Perpetuating flea populations in the home environment increases the risk of exposure.
High flea infestation rates are common.1
Infestation can spread harmful pathogens to pets and humans.
Flea Infestations can be the main source of tapeworm infections in your pets as well as your family. While fleas won't live on your body, you can still experience potential side effects. If you or an animal ingest a flea, it’s possible to get a tapeworm. Children may be more likely to accidentally ingest a flea. Emerging fleas from home infestations may bite and feed on humans, causing a potential immuno-allergic response. Close contact with an infested pet can spread the infestation through ingestion, primarily in children.
Treating your pets all year round for ticks and fleas is important. Ticks and fleas are present all year round, not just in the warmer months. Not only do your pets need to be treated but so does their environment and sleeping spaces. Following these steps on a regular basis will assist with keeping your pets and your home tick and flea free.
EFFIPRO® DUO Spot-on Solution has uniquely combined actives for optimal protection against ticks, fleas, and the immature life-cycle of fleas.
EFFIPRO® DUO is used to treat flea infestations in cats and dogs, and protects against the multiplication of fleas in the environment. Protect your pets from fleas and ticks, and from perpetuating flea invasions. EFFIPRO® DUO offers 3 months of protection against the multiplication of fleas in the environment! It contains an insect growth inhibitor which sterilises fleas and prevents the development of immature stages.
Available from your local Vet or online Vet store.
1. Halos L, Beugnet F, Cardoso L, et al. Flea control failure? Myths and realities. Trends Parasitol. . 2014;30(5):228–233.
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