Fleas and Ticks can invade your house and its inhabitants without warning. They reproduce quickly and can cause a variety of unwanted symptoms. Fleas can cause irritation, itchiness, significant discomfort, and even cause your pet to contract a Tape Worm Infestation or Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). Ticks can easily go unnoticed and can result in diseases such as Babesiosis, Lyme’s Disease, and Louping ill. These parasites are common in UK households but can be prevented and eradicated with simple, regular treatment.
Fiprospot is Spot-On solution does just that. Containing the same active ingredient as the market leaders, Fiprospot affects the nervous system of fleas and ticks, causing death within 48 hours. Adult fleas that jump onto and bite your pet will be destroyed before they can reproduce to cause an infestation. In circumstances where an infestation is already present, Fiprospot interrupts the life cycle of the flea to halt the progression of the infestation. Regular application continues to eradicate fleas as they progress through the life cycle and jump on your pet. This then destroy existing fleas, whilst preventing further fleas from developing.
It is also important to treat the environment in conjunction with Fiprospot. Although Fiprospot destroys adult fleas before they are able to jump into the environment, eggs and pupae are likely to exist in the home already. Flea eggs are microscopic and commonly hibernating in warm, dark, and undisturbed places like under skirting boards or between floor boards. They hatch into warm conditions, meaning that treatment is important in all seasons with hot summers and central heating in colder months. To destroy fleas eggs before they can hatch, it is important to take three simple steps in your home. These are: vacuuming regularly; washing bedding and fabrics above 60 degrees; spraying a household flea spray, such as Acclaim, or StayKill around the home. This two-pronged attack will prevent fleas from reproducing and destroy any existing fleas on your pet and the environment.
Fiprospot is simple to administer by squeezing the contents of a pipette onto the skin at the base of your pet’s neck. Pipettes are package into three and six, each uniquely equipped with a stand ready for pets who just won’t sit still. Each pack is supplied in five different sizes depending on the weight of your pet. Each pipette is measured to deliver a specific dose of Fipronil to tailor treatment to each pet individually. It is important to apply the correct size for the weigh of your pet as under-dosing and overdosing will not be effective and may lead to serious consequences. Each pipette contains enough Fipronil to protect your pet against fleas and ticks for up to 4 weeks and regular treatment is necessary.
If you would like to find more information on the dangers and preventative strategies for fleas and ticks, visit our Pet Flea File here.