The following is only a brief summary of
our suggestions for flea control, for a more
complete discussion of our recommendations see Flea
Control in Homes and on Pets.
Step 1: Brush or comb the infested
animal frequently to remove adult fleas and
look for flea dirt. At least once a month shampoo
your pet using a good quality flea & tick
shampoo to kill the adult fleas that bite.
Step 2: Treat pet bedding areas with
a spray containing the insect growth regulator methoprene
(right). Methoprene prevents immature fleas from
developing into adults (see Using
Methoprene For Flea Control). This will
effectively stop the infestation but won't kill
adult fleas (see Step 3).
Step 3: To kill adult fleas treat
animals with a topically-applied flea medication
like Frontline Top Spot or Advantage,
or use a flea shampoo weekly, along with daily
combing, until no more fleas or flea dirt are found.
Life Cycle of Fleas