YVC FLEA CONTROL
If you are engaged in a battle with fleas and do not seem to be winning, do not be discouraged. You will eventually come out on top. We have some suggestions you may find helpful for your plan of attack:
First, and of most importance, some flea and flea control basics:
Use a monthly product more often than monthly. It can help to apply or administer any of these products every three weeks. This is going "off label", but doing so is a common and safe practice. Please ask us if you have any questions or concerns.
Treat your house. Use a spray, so you can spray all surfaces where fleas and flea eggs
Search your house for your cat's secret hiding places. The out-of-the-way closet shelf or storage space corner that you missed with your house treatment might be where most of the fleas are coming from.
Wildlife, including raccoons, foxes, squirrels, chipmunks, and feral cats, is potential source of fleas. Where possible, eliminate your pet's access to barns, sheds, porches, crawl spaces, and other places these animals frequent. When this is not possible, treat these areas with a yard flea treatment.
Spray the outside perimeter of your house with a yard flea treatment.
And, finally, some words of caution about generics, "all-natural" products and home remedies. We would love to be able to tell you that garlic or yeast or any of the other natural things that have been touted as effective flea control actually work, but the truth is that they do not. In fact, while most of them are harmless, some of them have very significant potential side effects. Generics sometimes have the same medication as the brand-name products, but they to not have the same formulation of these medications, and are often not as effective.