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My Pet’s Been Treated for Fleas But I’m Still Seeing Them. What Now?

September 17, 2014

You know fleas and ticks are gross, and if you read this blog regularly, you also know that these pests carry life-threatening diseases with hard-to-pronounce names like ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. You probably also know that fipronil, the active ingredient in Sentry Fiproguard, is the best way to keep fleas off of your dog or cat for 30 days with one easy topical application. But do you…  

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Fear the Flea! Tiny Pests are in the News!

August 18, 2014

We often think of fleas in terms of how they affect our pets, but the truth is, fleas are in the news! On July 15, fleas were responsible for bites on students at the Linda Vista Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., requiring fumigation not once but three times. Then, national and international media reported that on Aug. 4 and 5, the Orleans County Courthouse…  

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Battling Fleas and Ticks: Do You Have an Infestation?

August 04, 2014

All pet owners have combated fleas at one time or another. If you’ve tackled them in the past, or are in the midst of your battle, don’t fret — we’ve all been there or will be in your shoes at some point. Fleas and ticks can spread disease from a place that you may not consider: inside your home! These nasty pests can infest your…  

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Preparing Your Yard for Flea and Tick Season

June 10, 2014

According to research done by the Department of Parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in Alabama, fleas spend only about 20 percent of their time on your pet. The rest of their lifespan is spent free ranging in your home! So it’s easy to understand how quickly a flea infestation can get out of control. If your have carpets, fleas like…  

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