A back story. Many years ago i was breeding American Staffordshire Terriers and have an amazing program running. We were dealing with people around Australia and had other dog breeders wanting us to stud our amstaffs to their females. So there we were having a great time and had dogs coming and going from the property.
This one time we had a friend drop off a female that stayed with us overnight. We did the breeding that same day and the next before her owner came over and picked her back up.
Well about a week later i started seeing my dogs scratching and before i new it i had an outbreak of FLEAS.
So i quickly set off to buy flea treatments to put on our 7 dogs (Caching for the Pet Store). After a few days it seemed to help but the fleas came back. Why were the fleas coming back?
This was horrible not only because my dogs were itchy but because they spread to the bedding area and into the house! This was absolutely YUK!
So now we have an even bigger problem with fleas because not only did the dogs get fleas but the fleas spread to other areas of the property. This meant that the fleas were breeding. A friend of mine had put me onto a product they used. Now i'm sorry but this isn't very organic approach to removing fleas from the property and probably not very good for the health of my family but we had to get these not only under control but really i wanted to kill the fleas.
I came across something call IGR Insect Growth Regulator which is an ingredient that will basically kill the full lifecycle of not just fleas but other things like roaches. Here in Australia you can go into coles or wollies and check out the flea bombs that should contact that ingredient. If you are in America or use Amazon you can also use this link here for some of the product directly.
We had to set off a few flea bombs inside the home which you can imagine wasnt pretty.. I kept thinking about the residue that would be left on objects so please if you do set off one of these bombs get out of the home for a few hours and then wife over the surfaces such as your kitchen benches etc. Im not a chemical specialist so follow the instructions really. Anyhow this did kill the fleas. Our dogs were given another treatment each and even the yard needed to be sprayed. This is a link to one i found also in Australia . CLICK HERE
I made it a rule from then on that if your dog was coming any where near the property you need to have a proper treatment before!
Some products i have used since then has been Bravecto and NEXTGARD. Please speak with your veterinarian about any medication you give your dogs so you are aware of the good bad and the ugly of them.
Get rid of some fleas.