Fleas can be such a nuisance to our pets, not to mention us as well. There are so many flea myths that a lot of people believe to be true. This can be harmful to your pet and the rest of your household. I wanted to help debunk a few of these myths so that you can protect your home and your pets from these pesky parasites.
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Fleas Only Infest your House if you have Carpet
Fleas can live in many environments as long as the conditions are right. They most likely will come into your home on a pet or your clothing. They can live in carpet, upholstered furniture, bedding, and even in the nooks and crannies of hard wood and laminate flooring.
Fleas are Only a Summer Problem
Fleas are a year round problem. They aren’t as prevalent in the winter months because the cold temperature can kill some of them. Others can make a cozy home on your pet, in your house, and even your crawlspace. This is why year round control is so important.
Only Outdoor Pets get Fleas
Pets who are kept outside are more likely to get fleas, but your pet will go outside to use the bathroom, get some exercise, and to go to the vet or groomers. They don’t have to be kept outside all the time in order to get fleas, all it takes is one little flea hitching a ride.
Not to mention that humans can bring in fleas on their clothes. If you have any guests or any visiting animals into your home, they can bring in fleas as well.
I Only Saw One Flea, I don’t Have an Infestation
Just because you saw one flea, doesn’t mean that is all that there is. The number of fleas on your dog and the number hiding under all the fur can be a big difference.
You are only seeing the adult fleas,the rest of the lifestages are in your carpet, furniture, grass, etc. By the time you see fleas on your dog it is extremely likely, you also have an infestation.
You don’t see the hundreds of eggs and larvae that are on your pet and in your home. You may have killed the adult flea, but all of those eggs will hatch and you will have a big mess on your hands.
That is why it is so important to keep up with flea prevention year round. One of the most convenient flea control methods is the tasty oral chew, BRAVECTO® (fluralaner).
They have text, email and sticker reminders to help you be on-time with your next dose. BRAVECTO is the only chewable options for dogs for both fleas AND tick control and it lasts up to 12 weeks*
*BRAVECTO kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO also kills lone start ticks for 8 weeks. Go to Bravecto.com for full prescribing information.
BRAVECTO is FDA approved and is only available from your veterinary clinic. Keep your pets and home safe from a flea infestation by using BRAVECTO. It is perfect for your busy lifestyle.
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Clean House and Clean Pets Don’t Get Fleas
You can try to keep things as spotless as you can but once a flea enters your home, it is difficult to get rid of them. You may even have to call in an exterminator if the infestation is really bad.
That is why prevention, like BRAVECTO, is key to keeping your home and pets flea-free. It just isn’t worth the headache.
Don’t believe any of these flea myths.
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