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 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. PT Alpine Flea and BedBug (2 Cans) + Davis D'Limonene Shampoo + Martin's Flee IGR Trigger Spray

    Starting at: $62.43

    Indoor Aerosol Flea Kit ( PT Alpine Flea and Bedbug Aerosols + Davis D'Limonene Shampoo + Martin's Flee Plus IGR)

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  2. alpine flea aerosol

    PT Alpine Flea and Bed Bug Insecticide with IGR kills adult and immature fleas. PT Alpine Flea and Bed Bug Insecticide with IGR is a reduced risk insecticide with a quick knockdown. It kills fleas for up to 30 days, however we recommend spraying twice until the cycle is cut. Learn More
  3. 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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  4. Pivot Ultra
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    Out of stock

    Pivot Ultra Aerosol Flea and Tick Killer and Insect Growth Regulator has been discontinued and replaced by Pivot Ultra Plus

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  5. Ultracide Flea Spray Aerosol - 20 oz

    Ultracide Pressurized Flea IGR & Adulticide is a very effective flea control aerosol that provides immediate kill of adult fleas and prevents formation of new adults from eggs or larvae. Ultracide Pressurized Flea IGR & Adulticide dries quickly and will eliminate flea problems for up to seven months. (Ultracide Flea Spray differs from Precor 2000 in that Ultracide has an initial faster kill.)

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

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  6. Precor Plus Fogger

    This flea fogger with Precor is easy to apply. It will quickly kill the adult fleas and prevent larvae from hatching to adults; breaking the flea cycle. It does not have a lingering odor or leave a stain. One 3 oz can covers 375 square feet, 3000 cubic feet (a room 15' x 25' with an 8' ceiling) and lasts for 7 months.

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  7. Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray - 16 oz

    Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray is an insect growth regulator and residual insecticide. One Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray 16-oz container treats up to 2,000 sq ft.
    Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray kills active flea infestations and prevents infestations from developing for 7 months.

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

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  8. Dos Flea and Crawling Insect Spray

    Dos Flea and Crawling Insect Spray by FMC combines innovative packaging and a combination of active ingredients for a quick solution in one convenient aerosol can. Learn More
  9. Nyguard Flea & Tick Premise Spray

    Starting at: $22.45

    Nyguard Plus Flea & Tick Premise Spray not only offers a quick-acting solution in the battle against fleas and ticks, but is a pet odor neutralizer as well. This no drip applicator aerosol is part of the Nyguard IGR line of products. One can covers 2,000 square feet.

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

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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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