It’s no wonder that companies selling flea killer products are topping $9 billion a year in sales and climbing.
But are all flea controls created equal? Do some work better than others? An even better question is, among the flea treatments that do the job equally well, are there some that harm more than just fleas?
Responsible dog and cat lovers want to know not only how to kill fleas, but also how to kill fleas without endangering the themselves, their children, their pets or their planet.
So I researched five popular flea remedies for dogs and cats, and uncovered some revealing information. Laboratory test results conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show most name-brand flea treatments kill fleas dead as dead can be. But a whopping four out of five products cause adverse health effects in laboratory dogs and cats. Here are the findings.
How To Kill Fleas - 5 Different Products
(Actually there are 8 different products, but still only 1 responsible choice)
Frontline Top Spot and Frontline Plus, made by multi-national drug company Merial Limited, uses Fipronel as its active ingredient. EPA test results show Fipronil is a neurotoxin and suspected human cancer agent. Fipronil can cause liver toxicity, thyroid cancer, kidney damage, raised cholesterol, lack of coordination, labored breathing, miscarriages and stunted offspring.
Advantage, made by drug giant Bayer, uses the insecticide Imidacloprid. When tested on dogs, Imidacloprid was shown to be neurotoxic, also causing a breakdown of coordination, labored breathing, lesions of the thyroid, reduced birth weight, and increased birth defects in all laboratory animals tested.
New to the flea scene is ProMeris, made by Fort Dodge, a division of giant drug maker Wyeth. Active ingredients include metaflumizone and amitraz. Ever since EPA approval in mid-2007, ProMeris has been plagued with complaints from users. Severe adverse symptoms in both owners and their pets include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, disorientation, depression, nervous twitching, and hyper salivation.
Four popular flea products use the active ingredients Permethrin, Methoprene, or Pyriproxyfen. These toxic chemicals cause a variety of complications ranging from enlarged livers and degradation of the kidneys to lung cancer, liver tumors, and endocrine disruption in laboratory animals. These popular flea killer brands are Adams Spot-On Flea & Tick Control; BioSpot Flea & Tick Control; Defend EXspot Treatment; and Zodiac FleaTrol Spot On.
quest brings us to
Natural Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Cats. Active ingredients in TripleSure include natural cedar oil and peppermint oil, both of which have been tested and proven to be 100% safe and harmless to humans, animals, fish and birds. In fact, the EPA classifies TripleSure’s active ingredients as posing “insignificant risk to humans, animals and the environment.”
Yet TripleSure natural flea control works three ways: 1. it KILLS fleas and ticks on contact; 2. it REPELS fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes and stinging insects, and 3. it RETARDS new insect infestations.
So, the question of how to kill fleas has never been simpler. The responsible choice is a natural flea killer that does its job as well as the toxic poisons, if not better, but leaves you, your loved ones, and your planet happy, healthy, and free of those pesky fleas.
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“I just received my order of your flea and tick spray. Ok, at first I was skeptical, but now my wife and I are impressed. We see fleas or ticks on our German Shepard “Bumpers” or our Cocker Spaniel “Bella,” they get sprayed and – “Voila!” – dead fleas or ticks.
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TripleSure has prevented ticks & fleas. Granted, after water activity, it must be re-applied. However, this is a small price to pay considering not having the questionable chemical cocktail running through her from the standard systemic solutions such as Frontline. I have found that performance is enhanced if I take a minute to work in the spray by hand & finish it off with a light brush. Griffons have a double coat. My guess is that other breeds won’t need this."
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