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Flea Control

Flea Control Product Treatment In The Home

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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 or  Alpine Flea 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. Indoor Flea Kit Combo
    $38.79

    This indoor flea combo combines FenvaStar EcoCap, Martin's IGR, and Exciter Insecticide. Use the FenvaStar EcoCap as a residual insecticide to kill the adult fleas, the Exciter to promote and enhance a quick knockdown of the aggravating fleas (quick relief from biting fleas), and the Martin's IGR stops the flea cycle. This kit may be used on rugs, carpets, and hard surfaces. However, if you have hardwood floors, you may not want a water-based product on your floors. If that is the case, choose Precor 2625, PT Alpine Flea Aerosol, or Pivot Ultra Aerosol

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  2. Indoor Flea Kit Combo-Large
    $81.67

    Indoor Flea Combo-Large

    This indoor flea combo combines FenvaStar Plus, Tekko Pro IGR and Exciter Insecticide. Use the FenvaStar Plus and Exciter Insecticide to kill the adult fleas and the Tekko Pro IGR is stop the flea cycle. The FenvaStar Plus is a residual insecticide and the Exciter will amplify the effects of the insecticide and provide a quicker kill of the adult fleas that are present at the time of the application, for quick relief from biting fleas.

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  3. FenvaStar EcoCap

    Starting at: $15.75

    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
  4. Bifen IT

    Starting at: $18.75

    Many customers use Bifen IT for mosquito control in their backyards. Mosquitoes feed on plant juices. You find them on the leaves of plants, bushes, and trees. Try to spray the underside of the leaves. Remember that Bifen IT is non-selective and will kill the good guys such as bees and butterflies so avoid spraying any flowering parts because that is where the bees go. We need to save the bees!!! The 3/4 gal size is the best value, but consider the one gal container because it has a tip and measurement device. The tip and measure makes life easier when mixing. Learn More
  5. Martin's IGR Insect Growth Regulator

    Starting at: $11.09

    Martin's IGR kills pre-adult fleas for 7 months; stops pre-adult roaches for 6 months; reduces egg production in houseflies and prevents development of larvae into adults.

    Martin's IGR Insect Growth Regulator is photostable for up to 14 days and may be used on carpets, rugs, furniture, dog houses, kennels, pet sleeping areas. Martin's IGR may be used inside or outside.

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  6. Bifen LP Insecticide Granules

    Bifen LP covers covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. Bifen LP is used to control ants (including imported fire ants), roaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, worms, crickets, and almost all other insect pests. Compare Bifen LP to Talstar PL Granulars with the same active Ingredient: Bifenthrin 0.20%, they both have the same label.

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  7. EcoVia G

    EcoVia G are granules from botanical active ingredients. EcoVia G is a part of the EcoVia line of products that provide green solutions and are broad spectrum insecticides. What makes EcoVia G stand out from the crowd among botanical granules is that it has very low use rates because of its high level of botanical active ingredients, making it a top-rated product against a broad spectrum of insects.

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  8. Demand G Granules- 25 lb. Bag


    Active Ingredient :Lambda-cyhalothrin, 0.045%
    Target pests: Read label for full list of lawn pests.
    Pet safe: Yes, when used as directed. Target pests: Read label for full list of lawn pests.
    Yield: One 25 lb bag treats approx. 8,000 sq. ft. or approx. one-quarter acre

    Granule perimeter treatments are typically applied in a band of up to five feet wide around the house and can be applied to soil, ornamental plants, mulch, and lawn. 

    *Can't be shipped to AK or CT
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  9. Fenvastar Plus

    Fenvastar Plus contains the active ingredient Esfenvalerate 8.4%. Compare that to Conquer Insecticide which contains only 3.48% Esfenvalerate.

    FenvaStar Plus is very effective for fleas, bedbugs, roaches, and other listed pests. It has a low odor and can be shipped to New York. It does very well as a broadcast treatment for flea control. It has a new label that allows it to be used in Aerosol-generating equipment.

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  10. Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide - Verge

    Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide gets rid of fire ants in as little as 15 minutes and keep them away for four months. Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide has the same active ingredient bifenthrin as Talstar and Bifen IT residuals, but combined with another active ingredient called zeta-cypermethrin. This supercharges the bifenthrin bringing faster results. Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide is formulated in a clay based granule that provides even coverage, rapid disintegration in lawns and turf and very little dust. Learn 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
  • Tekko Pro IGR
  • Precor IGR

 

 

 

 

Example: FenvaStar Eco Cap (2.0 oz) mixed with Tekko Pro IGR, Martins 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, Martins 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.

  • PT Alpine Flea Aerosol (*Top Recommendation)
  • Pivot Ultra 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
  • Martins IGR
  • Precor 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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