If you have a pet that is constantly scratching, Advantage flea medicine should be able to help. By stopping the spread of fleas and killing the fleas that try to bite your pet, you will be able to work at ridding your pets and home of these troublesome pests. It is very important the fleas are removed from your home, as they can carry diseases and cause discomfort to dogs, cats, as well as humans.
Advantage flea medicine is easy to apply. Either in pill or lotion format, you treat your pet with the medications. The pet then absorbs the medication into their blood stream. When a flea bites them or comes in contact with the medication, they are poisoned. This prevents them from reproducing, as well as resulting in the death of the flea. By cutting their reproductive cycle and the number of fleas, you can use your pet as a flea removal tool.
Advantage flea medicine can be used year round, but it is suggested that for those who do not want to treat their pets all of the time, it is applied several weeks prior to the start of flea season. Flea season usually begins in April, so it is suggested that you start treatments in early march. Medication should continue until after flea season has ended, which occurs in December. As such, only January and February are realistically safe for your pets to go untreated.
If you have a flea problem, Advantage flea medication can help remove the problem. However, this method takes time. If you have a serious infestation, you may need to use flea foggers or other products to quickly remove fleas. As flea bites can linger for up to two weeks, fleas can cause a great deal of discomfort for both yourself and your pets. As fleas will bite anything warm with blood, they are also prime candidates for spreading disease. While they are not quite as good at transmitting diseases than an airborne carrier such as the mosquito, it is still a concern worth addressing.
What Advantage flea medication can do for you is prevent an infestation from occurring. This is particularly important if your pet goes outside, as the majority of flea infestations begin with a pet who has gone outside and has brought so much as a single flea indoors.
If you are trying to remove a flea infestation, you should take care to dispose of any items, such as vacuum bags, where fleas may breed.