Which is better Frontline or Advantage?
FRONTLINE Plus and Advantage II are both effective in eliminating fleas in all life stages. Both products feature three-way prevention that lasts up to a month. But when it comes to severe infestations and broad-spectrum protection, FRONTLINE is a better choice between the two.
Why is Fipronil banned?
An investigation by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) found the presence of Fipronil was likely to have contributed to the mass bee deaths. “This poison has been banned in the United States, it’s been banned in Europe in 45 different countries and the main reason for that is that it kills bees.
Why do I see more fleas after treatment?
A. The active ingredient in FRONTLINE (fipronil) kills fleas by affecting their nervous system, making them hyperactive before dying. These dying fleas often rise to the top of your pet’s haircoat, so the presence of visible fleas after treating your pet, is a sign that the product is working.
Are there any regulations on pesticides?
Restricted use pesticides are pesticides that have a higher potential for adverse impact on humans or the environment. California is the only state that requires a permit in addition to a license in order to use restricted pesticides.
Is Fipronil dangerous?
Fipronil is toxic to insects by contact or ingestion. Fipronil blocks GABAA-gated chloride channels in the central nervous system. Disruption of the GABAA receptors by fipronil prevents the uptake of chloride ions resulting in excess neuronal stimulation and death of the target insect.
How do you use Fipronil spray?
Apply the spray by ruffling your pet’s coat with one hand while spraying the skin and coat with the other hand. Do not spray directly onto the head or face; spray on a gloved hand and then gently rub into the hair on the head. Do not get in your pet’s mouth or eyes, and do not apply to irritated skin.
How effective is Fipronil?
Fipronil-containing products (usually Frontline or Frontline Plus) have been included in many effectiveness studies over the years. They consistently kill over 90% of fleas and ticks on the dogs taking part, and keep them flea and tick free for at least four weeks.
What percentage of Fipronil is in frontline?
What is the difference between Etofenprox and Fipronil?
Etofenprox only kills ticks for 22 days at the recommended dosage on dogs around 10 pounds. Not only does it not work, it can kill your cat or make them really sick. Frontline and PetArmour use fipronil to kill fleas and ticks. Advantage uses imidaclorid to kill fleas and ticks.
Why can’t Termidor be used indoors?
Answer: Termidor SC is NOT labeled for indoor general pest control. Termidor SC could be harmful if used in violation of the product label. We would recommend using Phantom indoors for non repellent ant control.
How long does it take for Fipronil to kill ants?
3 to 5 days
Do fleas jump off after treatment?
Once a flea infestation has set up in your home, it can take a while to completely clear it. The cocoon stage in the flea life cycle can remain dormant within your home for many months, so new fleas can continue to emerge for months, even after treatment.
Is it safe to use frontline twice a month?
If a pet still has fleas, many veterinarians will use the product more frequently than once monthly, sometimes as often as once every 2-3 weeks. However, this process is often considered to be “off label use,” and I would not use the product this way unless first speaking with your pet’s veterinarian.
How do I know the fleas are gone?
Place your pet on the white paper or towel. Make sure that the paper or towel is a bright white so that it is easy to see any black fleas that fall off. Using the flea comb, brush against the pet’s hair so that you can see your pet’s skin. Start with the back and work your way down.
Why do I still see fleas after treatment?
Most flea treatments just kill adult fleas, but fleas can continue to emerge for months after you think an infestation has ended. When a newly emerged female flea finds a host, she can lay eggs within one day. As soon as you finish rinsing the soap, more fleas will jump right back on (and more will hatch).
Is Fipronil good for killing fleas?
Fipronil is a long-established, broad spectrum insecticide – the main ingredient used in many easy-to-use “spot-on” treatments which kills live fleas quickly. It requires regular treatment to keep fleas at bay and is ideal as both a preventative measure and treatment.
How can I get rid of fleas permanently?
Here’s how to start eliminating fleas from your home:
- Use a powerful vacuum on any floors, upholstery, and mattresses.
- Employ a steam cleaner for carpets and upholstery, including pet beds.
- Wash all bedding, including your pet’s, in hot water.
- Use chemical treatments.