Welcome to Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Flea Control

Flea Control Product Treatment In The Home

 

Step 1:  Cleaning 

  • A crucial step to this treatment and any pest control treatment is cleaning.  
    • Cleaning surfaces where the pets have been.
    • Remove clutter from area to be treated.
    • Remove pets and birds before treatment.
    • Cover fish tank and turn off pump.

Step 2: Treatment (Insect Growth Regulators and Insecticides)

  • IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) to stop the flea cycle while the insecticides are used to knock down your population. Understanding the flea cycle during flea treatments will aid in your success.
    • If you treat before a flea infestation begins, you can use the IGR by itself. This would prevent the fleas from emerging into adults; stopping the cycle. Spray this every 6 months.
  • Insect Growth Regulators and Insecticides come in liquid form or aerosol forms.
    • Indoors and Flea Aerosols: The best flea aerosols are not total release (aka flea bombs), but insecticide aerosols that may be held and directed to the floor surface, such as Pivot Ultra Aerosol,  Precor 2625, Alpine Flea Aerosol, or Pivot Ultra Aerosol. Flea/IGR Aerosols do not require a sprayer, works on all floor surfaces and are easy to use.
    • Indoors and Liquid Insecticide/IGR Combos: If you want a liquid combination. The recommended insecticides, Fenvastar Eco Cap, FenvaStar Plus are combined with an IGR is a liquid form in your sprayer. (See recommended spraying combinations). Liquid combinations work well on rugs/carpets, but not as well on hard floor surfaces. For hard floor surfaces, choose an aerosol for best results.
  • Treat the pets with flea treatments

Continue Here: (Recommended Insecticides, Insect Growth Regulators, Flea Products for Pets, Inside and Outside Flea Control Products)

 

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  1. FLEE  Plus IGR Carpet Spray

    FLEE Plus IGR Carpet Spray's combination of three active ingredients provide a quick knockdown, a residual insecticide to continue killing the emerged adults and an IGR to stop the flea cycle for seven months. This carpet flea spray is not only effective against fleas, but will also kill Brown Dog Ticks, Lone Star Ticks, Mosquitoes, Roaches, and other listed insects.

    FLEE Plus IGR Carpet Spray in an inside killer for carpet, floors, and furniture.This 16 oz. can treats up to 2,100 sq.ft. You may need to treat twice in 2 weeks if flea population is severe.

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  2. Precor 2625 Premise Spray (2 Cans) + Davis D'Limonene Shampoo

    Starting at: $58.95

    Indoor Aerosol Flea Kit + Davis D'Limonene Shampoo

    • (2) Precor 2625 Premise Spray Aerosols
    • (1) 12 oz D'Limonene Shampoo
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  3. Indoor and Outdoor Flea Kit
    $95.95

    Contains:

    • (2) Pivot Ultra Aerosol Plus Flea and Tick + IGR- Use this complete aerosol indoors. It will kill both immature and mature fleas and ticks. It stops the growth cycle; one can treats up to 2625 sq ft (may need to spray again in about 14 days).
    • Tekko Pro IGR-16 oz-Outdoors-Insect Growth Regulator (IGR)- Breaks the life cycle of the fleas or ticks. Combine with Bifen IT
    • Bifen IT-Qt-Outdoors, will kill the adult fleas. Combine with Tekko Pro IGR for the first two sprayings.
    • All valued at 106.65 for 95.95
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  4. Outdoor Flea Kit
    $61.15

    Outdoor Flea Kit

    Contains:

    • Tekko Pro IGR-16 oz-Outdoors-Insect Growth Regulator (IGR)- Breaks the life cycle of the flea. Combine with Bifen IT
    • Bifen IT-Qt-Outdoors, will kill the adult fleas. Combine with Tekko Pro IGR for the first two sprayings.
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  5. Indoor Flea Kit Combo
    $29.95

    Indoor Flea Combo-Small

    This indoor flea combo combines FenvaStar EcoCap and Tekko Pro IGR. Use the FenvaStar EcoCap to kill the adult fleas and the Tekko Pro IGR is stop the flea cycle.

    Contains:

    • FenvaStar EcoCap -8 oz (yields 4 gallons for flea control)
    • Tekko Pro IGR-4 oz.(yields 4 gallons for flea control)
    • Valued at $34.66 for $29.95
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  6. Indoor Flea Kit Combo-Large
    $69.95

    Indoor Flea Combo-Large

    This indoor flea combo combines FenvaStar Plus and Tekko Pro IGR. Use the FenvaStar Plus to kill the adult fleas and the Tekko Pro IGR is stop the flea cycle.

    Contains:

    • FenvaStar Plus - 16 oz (yields 36-38 gallons for flea control)
    • Tekko Pro IGR-16 oz. (yields 16 gallons for flea control)
    • Valued at $75.74 for $69.95
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  7. FenvaStar EcoCap

    Starting at: $15.71

    FenvaStar EcoCap FenvaStar EcoCap is approved for use in New York and and may be used for indoor food and non-food areas, including broadcast spray, livestock and poultry premises and outdoor structural and turf uses. Learn More
  8. Bifen IT

    Starting at: $14.25

    Bifen IT is a top rated insecticide for killing Mosquitoes, Fleas, and Ticks. It is also an effective insecticide for killing White Files on ornamental plants. As a synthetic pyrethroid, Bifen IT is a low odor chemical and may be used inside or outside. It is mostly used outside around the perimeter and in yards for insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks, however has over 75 pests on the label. Learn More

  9. Precor 2625 Premise Spray

    Precor 2625 Premise Spray (covers 2625 square feet) is a unique water-based aerosol. Precor 2625 Premise Spray combines active ingredients that kill adult fleas and other insects, (Etofenprox) and has an Insect Growth Regulator, (Methoprene) to disrupt the life cycle of the fleas. Not only does it provide a long lasting residual activity (up to seven months), but it has a combination of ingredients,( tetramethrin and pyrethrin) for a quick knockdown.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  10. Pivot Ultra

    Pivot Ultra Aerosol Flea and Tick Killer and Insect Growth Regulator

    Pivot Ultra in an insecticide and an insect growth regulator (IGR) in one convenient aerosol. It provides a quick knockdown of adult insects like adult fleas and prevents the flea growth for up to seven months. The insect growth regulator stops any flea population from developing, even if more adult fleas come in on your pets. It will also kill other listed insects, such as ticks, roaches, spiders and more.

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Recommended Flea Control Products - Inside Use

(For Carpets & Rugs)

Pick from column A and column B
Mix together in a pump sprayer and spray floor surfaces. You may spray upholstery if water doesn't stain the fabric.
Use recommended ounces per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft

A (Insecticides) B (IGRs) Use 1 oz
  • FenvaStar EcoCap (*Top Recommendation)
  • FenvaStar Plus
  • Martin's IGR
  • Tekko Pro IGR
  • Precor IGR

 

 

 

 

Example: FenvaStar Eco Cap (2.0 oz) mixed with Tekko Pro IGR or Martin's IGR or Precor IGR (1 oz) in one gallon of water.

  1. Spray carpets, rugs, underneath furniture cushions, under beds and areas where the pets have gone.
  2. You will typically need to retreat the insecticide again (alone without the IGR) in 1-2 weeks. This is necessary to treat the fleas emerging from the cocoon stages. It takes 4-6 weeks for the IGR to break the cycle completely.
  3. You will not need to re-spray the IGR for 6 months (unless the rugs and carpets are cleaned)

Example: FenvaStar Plus (0.83 oz) mixed with Tekko Pro IGR or Martin's IGR or Precor IGR (1 oz) in one gallon of water.

  1. Spray carpets, rugs, underneath furniture cushions, under beds and areas where the pets have gone.
  2. You will typically need to retreat the insecticide again (alone without the IGR) in 1-2 weeks. This is necessary to treat the fleas emerging from the cocoon stages. It takes 4-6 weeks for the IGR to break the cycle completely.
  3. You will not need to re-spray the IGR for 6 months (unless the rugs and carpets are cleaned)

(For Hardfloor Surfaces except concrete surfaces)

Use a ready to use aerosol that contains both the insecticide and IGR mixed. No mixing required and easy to use. Each aerosol can cover 2,000- 2600 square feet on hard surfaces. You can also use this for carpets and rugs, but it is not as economical. Your coverage will be less for carpets and rugs.

  • Precor 2625(*Top Recommendation)
  • PT Alpine Flea Insecticide

   

(For Concrete Surfaces)

Pick from column A and column B

A (Insecticides) B (IGRs) Use 1 oz
  • FenvaStar EcoCap (2 oz) *Top Recommendation
  • Onslaught Microencapsulated(1/2 oz) 
  • Tekko Pro IGR
  • Precor IGR
  • Meteor IGR

Example: FenvaStar Eco Cap (2 oz) mixed with 1 oz of Tekko Pro IGR  Meteror IGR ,or Precor IGR in one gallon of water.

  1. Spray concrete floor.
  2. You will typically need to retreat the insecticide again (alone without the IGR) in 1-2 weeks. This is necessary to treat the fleas emerging from the cocoon stages. It takes 4-6 weeks for the IGR to break the cycle completely.
  3. You will not need to re-spray the IGR for 6 months (unless the concrete has been cleaned)

 

 

Recommended Flea Control Products - Outside Use

Unfortunately, IGRs do not work long outside. The top recommendation is Bifen LP granules. These are slow acting but have a long residual (3 months). For a quicker knockdown, use Bifen IT once a month.

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