Looking for the best flea spray for your home? Say no more! In this post, I’ll discuss that and other related questions.
Flea bites and flea infestations are everyday problems for most pet owners. The bugs will jump from one pet to another or the yard while spreading diseases.
But, a suitable flea spray will exterminate the adult roaches while killing other flea stages; the eggs and larvae.
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Vet’s Best Flea and Tick home spray are an all-natural formulated insecticides. It is listed on the Environmental Protection Agency as one of the pesticides with low risk.
It is made up of two active ingredients- peppermint (30%) and Eugenol (70%) which is a clove extract. The properties of these two essential oils repel fleas and ticks.
It is also able to kill flea larvae and eggs, ticks as well as mosquitoes. Vet’s Best Flea and Tick home spray are available in a 32-ounce pack as well as in an 8-ounce pack.
Vet’s Best Flea and Tick home spray are easy to use; you spray directly to the infested area. It can be applied on furniture, beddings (requires very light spray), carpets, upholstery, dog beddings, and even outdoor surfaces.
You can also apply directly on older puppies and dogs but be cautious as some pets may react to it. The great thing about it is that it does not leave stains on surfaces and has a rather pleasant smell.
You can comfortably use Vet’s Best Flea and Tick home spray around children and pets. Even though it is an all-natural home spray, some people find the smell way too strong. Another challenge is that you may have to spray frequently to the hard-to-reach places to totally get rid of all flea.
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The Adams Plus flea and tick spray is ideal for instantly getting rid of fleas and ticks on cats and dogs. It works on all stages of the flea life cycle- eggs, larvae, young and adult fleas.
Adams Plus flea and tick spray work in two ways. One as an egg killer (Etofenprox) by stopping the flea eggs from growing into larva.
And two as an Insect growth regulator (S-Methoprene) by delaying the growth stages of the flea for up to 2 months. Aside from killings fleas, it also helps in keeping off mosquitoes.
The spray can be applied directly on carpets, upholstery, outdoor surfaces, yards and any other surface that pets come into contact with.
If you have pets (cats and dogs), you can apply the Adams spray on them to help in stopping the spread of the flea infestation. It is only recommended for adult dogs and puppies above 10 weeks old and for adult cats and kittens above 12 weeks old.
The manufacturer’s instructions are that the spray should be used only once a month so be sure to do just that to avoid overload, especially on your pets. If you are sensitive to smells, you might be repelled by its strong scent so when applying it to your pets do it outdoors.
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Vet Kem Siphotrol plus II is 100% effective in killing adult fleas, ticks, and other indoor pests within 10 minutes of applying it. It comes in a 16oz spray can that treats an area of about 2000sqft.
This water-based spray contains Permethrin and Phenothrin- synthetic chemicals that are highly toxic to both ticks and fleas.
Another active ingredient found in this spray is S-Methoprene, an insect growth regulator that delays the life cycle of the flea. It also makes the female adults not viable to lay eggs to stop them from populating further.
The effects of the insect growth regulator remain active for a period of 7 months post-application.
Vet Kem Siphotrol plus II deeply penetrates into the carpet and floor rugs to eliminate the eggs and larva that are found at the base. With a single application, it can keep away re-infestation for at least 30 days.
It is odorless and leaves no stains or sticky mess on surfaces. Therefore it is safe to use it on your drapes, furniture, rugs, pet beddings and carpets. It can be used in homes, garage, yards as well as pet kennels.
You should, however, note that the active ingredients are equally highly toxic to cats.
Another popular premise spray on our review list is the Zoecon’s Precor 2000 Plus Spray. It is applied on surfaces such as carpets, drapes, furniture, wall cracks rugs as well as pet resting areas.
The Zoecon’s Precor 2000 Plus Spray uses an Insect Growth regulator (S-Methoprene) to inhibit the reproductive cycle of the fleas. When female adult fleas are exposed to this IGR, they become unable to lay viable eggs.
The S-Methoprene has a long residual activity of up to 7 months in both indoor and outdoor. Another active ingredient in the Zoecon’s Precor 2000 Plus Spray is the Pyrethrins which instantly kills fleas on contact.
To rid off flea and tick infestation completely, you will need only one 16oz can. It treats a coverage area of up to 2000 square feet area. Just one thorough application is all you will need. If you are not satisfied with the first results, however, you can re-apply after 14 days.
To apply the treatment, hold your canister upside down 2-3 feet away from the surface, point the actuator towards the hot spot and lightly spray.
Spray uniformly across the surface until the area is slightly damp. Zoecon’s Precor 2000 Plus Spray should not be applied directly on cats and dogs.
With just a single can (20oz) of flea tick professional pest control, you get rid of any flea infestation in your home and prevent any further infestation from occurring.
It covers an area of almost 2625 square foot. The active ingredients that make this possible are the Permethrin, Pyriproxyfen which is an IGR and Pyrethrins. They work by inhibiting the reproduction cycle of fleas and killing adult fleas instantly.
This combination is highly effective in getting rid of fleas, ticks and other household pests although very toxic to humans and pets. Keep children and animals away during application until all the product has dried up.
Flea tick professional pest control does not contain any CFC or other harmful chemicals that deplete the ozone layer.
To increase the effectiveness of this spray, vacuuming and thorough cleaning will go a long way. Should you notice new fleas after application, you can re-apply the treatment in 14 days. However, the IGR in the spray will continue to work for the next 7 months.
Raid Flea killer plus carpet and room spray are ideal for indoor usage. It instantly kills adult fleas and controls the growth of new ones.
The active ingredients present in this spray is Pyrethroids (synthetic agents) and Pyrethrins (botanical agents) which get rids of adult fleas and an IGR that takes stops the growth of the eggs and larvae.
Unlike the other flea sprays we have reviewed, Raid flea killer has a low Methoprene concentration (0.015%). This shortens its residual activity period to 4 months only. This does not, however, mean it’s not equally effective.
Raid flea killer should not be applied directly to pets. As well, no humans and pets should come into contact with the treated area until it has completely dried up. It is harmful to the skin and causes reactions to pets.
It leaves no sticky mess and stains and the smell is not too strong for humans and pets. Compared to its competitors in the market, Raid flea killer is relatively cheaper.
Virbac knockout E.S is a premise spray used for controlling fleas. It contains Pyrethrins which instantly kills adult fleas upon contact and prevents re-infestation for at least seven months.
It also contains NYLAR© insect growth regular (Pyriproxyfen) that inhibits the larvae from further growing into an adult.
With a single can of 16 ounces, you are able to treat an area of up to 2100 square foot. It does n leave any odor or residue post application.
You only need a single thorough application to prevent re-infestation for the next seven months.
Virbac knockout E.S can be applied on upholstery, carpets, rugs, wall cracks, drapes, furniture, pet beds, and all pet resting areas. You can vacuum clean your carpet and rugs before an application. Note that this spray is to be only indoors only.
However, it is not safe to use around kids, pets and even adults. Avoid any contact with the eyes, skin, and clothing. Only the applicator should be present in the treatment area during application and must be protected. It should strictly not be used on pets.
The largest flea population is eggs, larvae, and pupae which is 95-99% while the t population is between 1-5%. Therefore a good flea and tick premise spray should first and foremost be able to inhibit the growth and reproduction of fleas.
Then kill adult fleas to avoid further spread. It should also be safe to use within the premise and not leave any residue.
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