Flea & Tick Collars

Trying to control fleas and ticks on our dogs can sometimes be an ongoing problem as well as a huge job. It is a time-dependent task that can be very frustrating to the pet as well as the owner. Thankfully, there are numerous companies that carry dog collars to control fleas and ticks. These typically do not kill the pests, but simply prevent your pet from being bitten. Adult fleas spend most of their time on the animal, but the flea eggs, larvae, and pupae are found in the environment in an overwhelming abundance. Such areas are carpeting, rugs, bedding, and grass. For each flea that you can see on your pet, you can guess there to be thousands of eggs and larvae in your home, as well as in your yard. In order to control these populated areas, you will need an effective flea and tick control program. Researchers have completed many studies on what works best for dogs. Most of the best flea & tick collars contain a form of adulticides. The adulticide chemical is commonly used in helping to rid flies and mosquitoes around livestock. These chemicals will kill immature forms on your dogs and also help to prevent concurrent flea and tick growth. Electronic Flea and Tick Repellant does not kill fleas, but will control the development of the fleas. It will not kill ticks, but will repel them. These ingredients can and will vary on different name brands of dog collars. A preventive tick collar, for example, will not kill fleas or control fleas. The tick dog collar must be worn around the neck and changed every three months, as it will lose its chemical strength. These dog collars contain the active ingredient Amitraz, which is a topical parasite control agent. When selecting your dog?s flea and tick collar, you need to select the collar on the extent of the flea or tick infestation. Next, you will need to take into consideration the breed, weight, size, and living environment. Remember to also consider the age of your dog. Collars are not suitable for young puppies and old dogs may be overly sensitive to the chemicals. Most flea and tick collars have an affect on owners who have asthma, so this is also another factor to consider. Read all active ingredients and, if you are unsure what the ingredients are or whether there are bad side effects, go online to learn more about these ingredients. With care, you can select the proper way to control fleas and ticks on your pet.

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