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How long does Seresto® for cats take to work?

Seresto® kills existing fleas on cats within 24 hours after application. Once Seresto® has been on your cat for 24 hours, re-infesting fleas are killed within two hours. Seresto® starts killing ticks within 48 hours after Seresto® collar application. Re-infesting ticks are repelled and/or killed in as quickly as 6 hours.

How do I apply the Seresto® collar and take it off my cat?

How to apply the Seresto® collar on your cat:

  1. Remove the collar from its packaging.
  2. Unroll the collar and remove the small plastic connectors from inside the collar, ensuring that no remnants remain.
  3. Insert the end of the collar through the buckle and loops.
  4. Adjust the collar around your cat's neck until it fits comfortably on them.
  5. Two fingers should fit beneath the collar and neck to ensure it is not too tight. Any excess length of the collar beyond an inch past the loops should be cut off unless it is on a growing kitten, where some additional length may be needed for adjustment as the kitten grows. Also, make sure the collar cannot be pulled over the head.
  6. Check periodically and adjust fit if necessary, especially if you have a kitten that is rapidly growing.
  7. Seresto® comes with three optional reflector clips that can be attached to the collar to help keep your cat visible at night. The reflector clips should be evenly distributed on the non-overlapping part of the collar.

Watch our application video for more information.

How to take the Seresto® collar off your cat:

Squeeze the outer sides of the buckle while pulling from the other end or side of the collar. Some may find it just as easy to cut the collar off before applying the new Seresto® collar.


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What are the design features of the Seresto® collar for cats?

Seresto® cat collars are designed with a ratchet release and pre-determined breaking point. The pre-determined breaking point is the zig zag area of the collar.

If your cat is not used to collars:

You might notice your cat scratching at the Seresto® collar in the first few days after fitting. Make sure the collar is not too tight to help ensure your pet’s comfort. Rarely, mild application site reactions may occur such as scratching, redness and hair loss. These usually resolve themselves within 1-2 weeks without needing to remove the collar. Continue to praise your cat while they adjust to wearing a collar.

How does Seresto® for cats work?

The Seresto® collar works with a unique polymer matrix of two active ingredients, which spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface of your cat from head to toe, even the tail:

  • Imidacloprid has been used in products for years to control flea infestations.
  • Flumethrin effectively repels and kills ticks.

Flumethrin works together with imidacloprid to provide dual action against fleas and ticks. No other product has this combination of ingredients.

Sustained release technology

Seresto® works similarly to a monthly topical, but as the active ingredients wear off over time, a new supply is continuously replenished from the collar in low concentrations. The active ingredients spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface.

Bayer’s polymer matrix technology is designed to slowly and continuously release the active ingredients for 8 months, a duration that makes it clearly different from other flea and tick collars.

Watch our video for more information about How It Works.


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Do Seresto® collars for cats expire?

There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Seresto® for cats. The product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.

How long does Seresto® for dogs take to work?

Seresto® kills existing fleas on dogs within 24 hours after application. Once Seresto® has been on your dog for 24 hours, re-infesting fleas are killed within two hours. Infestation prevention with new ticks starts within 48 hours after Seresto® collar application. Re-infesting ticks are repelled and/or killed in as quickly as 6 hours.

How do I apply the Seresto® collar and take it off my dog?

How to apply the Seresto® collar on your dog:

  1. Remove the collar from its packaging.
  2. Unroll the collar and remove the small plastic connectors from inside the collar, ensuring that no remnants remain.
  3. Insert the end of the collar through the buckle and loops.
  4. Adjust the collar around your dog's neck until it fits comfortably on them.
  5. Two fingers should fit beneath the collar and neck to ensure it's not too tight. Any excess length of the collar beyond an inch past the loops should be cut off, unless it is on a growing puppy, where some additional length may be needed for adjustment as the puppy grows.
  6. Check periodically and adjust fit if necessary, especially on growing puppies.
  7. Seresto® comes with three optional reflector clips that can be attached to the collar to help keep your dog visible at night. The reflector clips should be evenly distributed on the non-overlapping part of the collar.

Watch our application video for more information.

How to take the Seresto® collar off your dog:

Squeeze the outer sides of the buckle while pulling from the other end or side of the collar. Some may find it just as easy to cut the collar off before applying the new Seresto® collar.


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What are some of the design features of the Seresto® collar for dogs?

All Seresto® collars are designed with a ratchet release system. The Seresto® small dog collars also have a pre-determined breaking point in the collar. This is the zig zag area on the collar.

How often can dogs swim with a Seresto® collar on?

Seresto® is water-resistant and remains effective following a shampoo treatment, swimming or after exposure to rain or sunlight. Under normal conditions, effectiveness lasts for 8 months. For dogs that swim once a month or more, the control duration is reduced to 5 months for flea control and reduced to 7 months for tick control. There is no need to remove the collar for swimming.

Can I bathe my dog with the Seresto® collar on?

Seresto® is water-resistant and remains effective following a shampoo treatment, swimming or after exposure to rain or sunlight. Under normal conditions, effectiveness lasts for 8 months. To maintain an 8-month duration, dogs must not be bathed more than once per month. There is no need to remove the collar for bathing. Please use a gentle, soap-free pet shampoo.

Do Seresto® collars for dogs expire?

There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Seresto® for dogs. The product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.

Is Seresto® for dogs water resistant?

Seresto® for dogs is water resistant. The active ingredients of Seresto® are contained within the Bayer Polymer Matrix, making it water resistant. Therefore, it is unnecessary to remove the collar before the pet is immersed in water. Seresto® remains effective following a shampoo treatment, swimming, or after exposure to rain or sunlight. Under normal conditions, effectiveness lasts for eight months. To maintain an 8-month duration, dogs must not be bathed more than once per month. For dogs that swim once a month or more, the control duration is reduced to five months for fleas and seven months for ticks.

How do Seresto® collars for dogs work?

The Seresto® collar works with a unique polymer matrix of two active ingredients, which spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface of your dog:

  • Imidacloprid has been used in products for years to control flea infestations.
  • Flumethrin effectively kills and repels ticks.
  • Flumethrin works together with imidacloprid to provide dual action against fleas and ticks. No other product has this combination of ingredients.

Sustained release technology

Seresto® works similarly to a monthly topical in the fact that the active ingredients spread from the site of direct contact over the skin surface. The active ingredients in Seresto® are released in low concentrations from within the collar and, thanks to your pet's skin and coat, spread from head to toes, even the tail. As the active ingredients wear off over time, a new supply is continuously replenished in low concentrations for 8 months. The long-lasting, 8-month duration of Seresto® differentiates it from other flea and tick collars.

Watch our video for more information about How It Works.


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How do I apply K9 Advantix® II?

Use only on dogs. DO NOT USE ON CATS or other animals. Do not apply to dogs weighing less than 4 lbs.

Remove applicator tube from the package. Use scissors and peel down foil.

Hold applicator tube in an upright position. Pull cap off tube.

Turn the cap around and place other end of cap back on tube.

Twist cap to break seal, then remove cap from tube.

The dog should be standing for easy application. Evenly apply the entire contents of the tube along the top of the dog's back, from the shoulder down to the base of the tail. The number of spots depends on the size and weight of your dog (please refer to the product label). At each spot, part the hair until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and gently squeeze to expel a portion of the solution on the skin. Do not apply an excessive amount of solution at any one spot that could cause some of the solution to run off the side of the dog. Do not get this product in your dog’s eyes, or allow your dog to ingest this product.

 

How does K9 Advantix® II work?

Not all products work the same way: K9 Advantix® II is applied to the pet's skin, spreading the active ingredients over your dog's body to kill fleas, ticks and mosquitoes through contact. No biting required!

 

Can my dog go swimming after using K9 Advantix® II?

Yes! Your dog is free to take a dip after K9 Advantix® II has been on for 24 hours. More frequent swimming may keep the product from working for the full 30 days.

 

How long does it take for K9 Advantix® II to work on fleas?

K9 Advantix® II kills fleas within 12 hours. New fleas that jump on the dog from the surroundings, such as grass, carpet and pet bedding, are killed within 2 hours with protection against further infestation for at least 4 weeks.

 

Why do I still see fleas after using K9 Advantix® II?

Although K9 Advantix® II kills fleas on your dog, there may still be fleas in your dog’s environment that have since jumped on after treatment. Luckily, with K9 Advantix® II, new fleas are killed within 2 hours with protection against further infestation for at least 4 weeks. As fleas die they are no longer able to stay hidden against your dog’s skin, and therefore you may also be seeing dying fleas coming to the surface of your dog’s fur coat.

 

Can I apply K9 Advantix® II more than once a month?

A single application of K9 Advantix® II remains effective for four weeks. However, if the dog has a severe infestation, retreatment within a month may be necessary. Do not retreat more than once every seven days. After flea control is attained, return to a monthly treatment schedule.

 

Can I bathe my dog after applying K9 Advantix® II?

Yes! However, we suggest bathing your dog before applying K9 Advantix® II. Your dog needs to be dry at the time of application.

If you choose to bathe your dog in between treatments, we recommend use of a general grooming shampoo for pets.

 

How long does K9 Advantix® II last?

A single application of K9 Advantix® II keeps working for a month.

 

How long after using another topical product do I need to wait before applying K9 Advantix® II?

Please consult your dog’s veterinarian for their recommendation.

 

Is there advantus® for cats?

No, there is not advantus® for cats. Do not use advantus® on cats.

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How much advantus® should I give my dog?

Give your dog the appropriate dose of advantus® for their weight range. Weigh your dog first to make sure you give them the right amount.

Small to medium dogs
4-22 lbs.
One 7.5 mg imidacloprid soft chew

Large to extra-large dogs
23-110 lbs.
One 37.5 mg imidacloprid soft chew

Do not give advantus® to puppies under 10 weeks of age or weighing less than four pounds. Do not give more than one soft chew per day.

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What if my dog ingests more advantus® than the recommended dose?

Contact your veterinarian if your dog ingests more than the recommended dose of advantus®.

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What if advantus® soft chews are swallowed whole and not chewed?

If advantus® soft chews are swallowed whole, they should still work as indicated on label.

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What are the side effects of advantus®?

Side effects seen with advantus® include vomiting, decreased appetite, decreased energy, soft stools and difficulty walking. To report side effects, please call Bayer Veterinary Services at 1-800-422-9874. For additional information for reporting side effects for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or online at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth.

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Can advantus® be used in breeding, lactating, and/or pregnant dogs?

advantus® use has not been studied for breeding, lactating and/or pregnant dogs. Please check with your veterinarian.

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I noticed that advantus® soft chews has one of the same active ingredients as Advantage® II topical solution; can I give my dog Advantage® II topical solution orally?

No, do not administer Advantage® II topical solution orally. Although advantus® soft chews and Advantage® II topical solution both contain imidacloprid, they have been formulated and designed to act in different ways. Only advantus® soft chews should be administered orally.

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Do advantus® soft chews expire?

Yes, advantus® has an expiration date. You can find it on the product label near the barcode.

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How should I store advantus®?

Store advantus® in the original container at temperatures between 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius). Please place cap back onto bottle after each use.

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How fast do advantus® soft chews start killing fleas?

advantus® soft chews start killing fleas within one hour.

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Does Advantage Multi® for Dogs kill ticks?

No. Advantage Multi® for Dogs provides broad-spectrum protection against heartworms, fleas, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and the skin parasite sarcoptic mange. If you are concerned about ticks, Bayer has effective products that treat and prevent tick infestations.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

How does Advantage Multi® for Dogs work to kill fleas?

Advantage Multi® for Dogs is applied to the pet’s skin. The active ingredient, imidacloprid, spreads over your dog’s body to kill fleas through contact so they don’t have to bite your dog to die.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

Can my dog go swimming after using Advantage Multi® for Dogs?

Yes. A study showed that when dogs went swimming 60 minutes after application, Advantage Multi® for Dogs still effectively prevented heartworm disease. A study also showed that swimming 4 days after treatment did not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi® for Dogs in the treatment of flea infestations.1

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1Freedom of Information Summary: NADA 141-251.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.) CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

When can I bathe my dog after using Advantage Multi® for Dogs?

We recommend bathing BEFORE applying product. The product can be applied once the pet is towel dried. Shampooing 90 minutes after treatment does not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi® for Dogs in the prevention of heartworm disease. Shampooing or water immersion 4 days after treatment does not reduce the effectiveness of Advantage Multi® for Dogs in the treatment of flea infestations. However, shampooing as often as once weekly may reduce the effectiveness of the product against fleas. Please use a pet shampoo that is soap-free.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. 

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

Does Advantage Multi® for Dogs expire?

Advantage Multi® for Dogs does have an expiration date that can be found on the bottom edge of the package. Advantage Multi® for Dogs should not be used past its expiration date.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

How old does my dog have to be to use Advantage Multi® for Dogs?

Advantage Multi® for Dogs is for use on puppies at least 7 weeks old and weighing at least 3 pounds.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

How do I apply Advantage Multi® for Dogs?

Do not apply to irritated skin.

  1. Remove one dose applicator tube from the package.
  2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
  3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube.
  4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.
  5. The dog should be standing for application. Part the hair on the back of the dog between the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. For dogs weighing 20 lbs. or less, place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin at one spot between the shoulder blades. For dogs weighing more than 20 lbs., place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin at 3 or 4 spots on the top of the backline from the base of the neck to the upper back in an area inaccessible to licking. Do not apply an amount of solution at any one location that could run off the side of the dog.

Do not let this product get in your dog's mouth or eyes. Do not allow the dog to lick any of the application sites for 30 minutes.

 

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. 

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

Is Advantage Multi® for Dogs waterproof?

Advantage Multi® for Dogs prevents heartworm disease in dogs after a swim or bath, 60 and 90 minutes respectively after application.1

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1. Freedom of Information Summary: NADA 141-251.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Dogs to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. 

WARNING: DO NOT ADMINISTER THIS PRODUCT ORALLY. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure that dogs cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application sites for two (2) hours after application. (See Contraindications, Warnings, Human Warnings, and Adverse Reactions, for more information.)

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use this product on cats.

What if I miss an Advantage Multi® for Cats heartworm treatment?

Life happens. If you forget or miss a dose, simply treat your cat immediately. Advantage Multi® for Cats is heartworm prevention that forgives if you forget.* It kills newly acquired heartworm larvae (baby worms) throughout the month to prevent further infection.

*After a single dose, if you forget and go more than 30 days in between treatments, just treat immediately and resume your monthly schedule.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

How does Advantage Multi® for Cats work to kill fleas?

Advantage Multi® for Cats is applied to the pet's skin. The active ingredient, imidacloprid, spreads over your cat's body to kill fleas through contact so they do not have to bite your cat to die.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

Does Advantage Multi® for Cats kill ticks?

No. Advantage Multi® for Cats helps provide broad-spectrum protection against fleas, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and heartworms. If you are concerned about ticks, Bayer has effective products that treat and prevent tick infestations.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight. PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion. HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

Does Advantage Multi® for Cats expire?

Advantage Multi® for Cats does have an expiration date that can be found on the bottom edge of the package. Advantage Multi® for Cats should not be used past its expiration date.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

How old does my cat have to be to use Advantage Multi® for Cats?

Advantage Multi® for Cats can be used on cats at least 9 weeks old, weighing at least 2 pounds. The small cat size (5.1-9 lbs.) can be used for ferrets that weigh at least 2 pounds.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

How do I apply Advantage Multi® for Cats?

Do not apply to irritated skin.

  1. Remove one dose applicator tube from the package.
  2. While holding the tube in an upright position, remove the cap from the tube.
  3. Turn the cap over and push the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube.
  4. Twist the cap to break the seal and then remove cap from the tube.
  5. Part the hair on the back of the cat's neck at the base of the head, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and apply the entire contents directly on the exposed skin. Lift the tube away from skin before releasing pressure on the tube.

Do not get this product in the cat's mouth or eyes or allow the cat to lick the application site for 30 minutes. Treatment at the base of the head will minimize the opportunity for ingestion by grooming.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

How often should I apply Advantage Multi® for Cats?

Use monthly (every 30 days), year-round, to kill fleas; treat flea infestations; treat and control ear mites, hookworms and roundworms; and prevent heartworm disease.

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CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts Advantage Multi® for Cats to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

WARNINGS: Do not use on sick or debilitated cats or ferrets. Do not use on underweight cats. (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). Do not use on cats less than 9 weeks of age or less than 2 lbs body weight. Do not use on ferrets less than 2 lbs body weight.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid oral ingestion.

HUMAN WARNINGS: Children should not come in contact with the application site for 30 minutes after application.

Can I touch my cat after applying Advantage® II for cats?

Do not have contact or allow children to have contact with the area treated with Advantage® II for cats until completely dry.

How long does Advantage® II for cats take to work?

Advantage® II for cats kills fleas within 12 hours of application.

Does Advantage® II for cats kill ticks?

Advantage® IIfor cats does not kill ticks, but it does effectively break the flea life cycle by killing flea eggs, larvae and adults to help prevent infestation on your pet.

Does Advantage® II for cats expire?

There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Advantage® II for cats. We recommend the product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.

How old does my cat have to be to use Advantage® II?

You can use Advantage® II for cats on kittens and cats 8 weeks of age and older.

How do I apply Advantage® II for cats?

Applying Advantage® II for cats flea control to your feline friend is easy and convenient. Before applying, check the weight range and minimum age on the package to choose the appropriate product for your cat.

How to apply Advantage® II for cats:

  1. Remove the tube from packaging and open it by putting the cap on the other end and twisting to break the seal.
  2. Part the hair where the cat's head and neck come together (base of the skull) and place the tip of the tube on the skin, gently squeezing to expel the entire solution out onto the skin.
  3. Lift the tube away from their skin, while maintaining pressure on the tube to make sure the product has all been squeezed out.

For more detailed instructions, watch our application video.


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How often can you use Advantage® II for cats?

Use Advantage® II for cats monthly, year-round to help keep your pet protected from fleas. Even indoor cats need protection against fleas because you or other pets in the household may bring fleas into the home. Fleas in your cat’s environment can re-infest your cat.

How long does Advantage® II for cats last?

A single application of Advantage® II for cats stops biting fleas for one month. However, if the cat has a severe infestation, retreatment within a month may be necessary. See product label for additional information.

What is the difference between Advantage® II for cats and oral flea products?

Advantage® II flea prevention is applied to your cat topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your cat to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your cat and ingest the medication before they are killed.

How does Advantage® II for cats work?

Advantage® II for cats combines two active ingredients:

  • Imidacloprid attacks the flea’s nervous system — paralyzing and ultimately killing it.
  • Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that kills flea eggs and larvae.

This combination plays a crucial role in treating and preventing infestations, because:

  • In an existing infestation, you might only be aware of the adult fleas, which only represent around 5% of the full infestation and are found on the pet.
  • Immature flea life stages which live in the pet’s environment consist of around 95% of the infestation and can be almost invisible to the naked eye.
Can I use Advantage® II for cats on my rabbits?

No, do not use Advantage® II for cats on rabbits. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.

Can I split tubes of Advantage® II between my cats?

No, you cannot split tubes of Advantage® II for cats between multiple cats. To successfully prevent and control fleas, cats must be treated with their own dose of Advantage® II. Follow label directions for application.

Can I use Advantage® II for cats on dogs?

No, do not use Advantage® II for cats on dogs. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.

Can I bathe my cat after applying Advantage® II?

Yes. Advantage® II is waterproof after 24 hours. However, we suggest bathing your cat before applying Advantage® II. Just make sure your cat is dry before application. If you choose to bathe your cat in between treatments, we recommend use of a general grooming shampoo for pets. Keep in mind that more frequent bathing may keep the product from working the full 30 days.

How do I store and dispose of Advantage® II?

Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal of Advantage® II.

  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
  • Disposal and Container Handling: Non-refillable container. If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Can I touch my dog after applying Advantage® II for dogs?

Do not have contact or allow children to have contact with the area treated with Advantage® II for dogs until completely dry.

How long does Advantage® II for dogs take to work?

Advantage® II for dogs kills fleas on dogs within 12 hours of application.

Does Advantage® II for dogs kill ticks?

Advantage® II for dogs does not kill ticks but it does provide multi-stage flea control, effectively breaking flea life-cycle stages for lasting control of flea populations. It also treats, prevents and controls lice infestations on dogs.

Can one tube of Advantage® II treat all my dogs?

No, you cannot split tubes of Advantage® II for dogs between multiple dogs. To successfully prevent and control fleas, dogs must be treated with their own dose of Advantage® II. Follow label directions for application.

How old does my dog have to be to use Advantage® II for dogs?

You can use Advantage® II for dogs on puppies and dogs 7 weeks of age and older.

How do I apply Advantage® II for dogs?

Applying Advantage® II for dogs flea control to your canine companion is easy and convenient. Before applying, check the weight range and minimum age on the package to choose the appropriate product for your dog.

How to apply Advantage® II for dogs:

  1. Remove the tube from packaging and open it by putting the cap on the other end and twisting to break the seal.
  2. Place the tip of the tube on the skin between your dog's shoulder blades and gently squeeze to expel the solution on their skin. The number of application spots depends on the size and weight of your dog.
  3. Lift the tube away from their skin, while maintaining pressure on the tube to make sure the product has all been squeezed out.

For more detailed instructions, watch our application video.

 


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How often can you use Advantage® II for dogs?

Use Advantage® II for dogs monthly, year-round to help keep your pet protected from fleas. Follow label directions for application.

How long does Advantage® II for dogs last?

A single application of Advantage® II for dogs stops biting fleas for one month. However, if the dog has a severe infestation, retreatment within a month may be necessary. See product label for additional information.

What’s the difference between Advantage® II for dogs and oral flea products?

Advantage® II flea prevention is applied to your dog topically, spreading over the skin and hair. It kills fleas through contact, so fleas do not have to bite your dog to die. With oral flea medications, fleas have to bite your dog and ingest the medication before they are killed.

How does Advantage® II for dogs work?

Advantage® II for dogs combines two active ingredients:

  • Imidacloprid attacks the flea's nervous system - paralyzing and ultimately killing it.
  • Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that kills flea eggs and larvae.

This combination plays a crucial role in treating and preventing infestations, because:

  • In an existing infestation, you might only be aware of the adult fleas, which only represent around 5% of the full infestation and are found on the pet.
  • Immature flea life stages which live in the pet's environment consist of around 95% of the infestation and can be almost invisible to the naked eye.
Can I use Advantage® II for dogs on my rabbits?

No, do not use Advantage® II for dogs on rabbits. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.

Can I apply Advantage® II for dogs on my cats?

No, do not use Advantage® II for dogs on cats. Please follow label directions for the application of our flea products.

Can my dog go swimming after I apply Advantage® II?

Yes! Your dog is free to take a dip after Advantage® II has been on for 24 hours. However, more frequent swimming may keep the product from working the full 30 days.

Can I bathe my dog after applying Advantage® II?

Yes. However, we suggest bathing your dog before applying Advantage® II. Just make sure your dog is dry before application. If you choose to bathe your dog in between treatments, we recommend use of a general grooming shampoo for pets. Keep in mind that more frequent bathing may keep the product from working the full 30 days.

Does Advantage® II for dogs expire?

There is no expiration date required on the packaging by the EPA for Advantage® II for dogs. The product should be kept in its original packaging and stored as directed on the label.

How do I treat my yard for fleas with Advantage® Yard & Premise Spray?

For best results, you should mow your lawn a day or two before spraying. When you’re ready to use, here are the Advantage® Yard & Premise Spray instructions:

  1. Spray using a slow, even sweeping motion, being sure to cover the entire lawn surface where the pets will normally frequent.
  2. Spray under ornamentals and trees, but avoid soaking young or flowering plants.

To use the ready-to-spray system:

  1. Connect the sprayer to your hose and turn on the water.
  2. Point in the direction you want to spray, turn the sprayer control knob to the ON position and spray.
  3. To stop, turn the sprayer control knob to the OFF position and turn off the water.
  4. When you’re finished, relieve the water pressure by turning the control knob back to ON until the line is depressurized, and then turn back to OFF.
  5. Disconnect the sprayer from the hose.

This product kills on contact the Ixodes scapularis tick (deer tick), which may carry Lyme disease. It is important to keep pets and children out of treated areas until after the spray has dried. Do not spray animals. Dogs, cats, and their kennel or bedding area should also be treated with a registered flea and tick control product in conjunction with this application. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Where can I use Advantage® Yard & Premise Spray?

The permitted uses for this outdoor flea spray include:

  1. Treatment to soil and vegetation around structures
  2. Applications to lawns, backyards, turf and other outdoor vegetation
  3. Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 feet

Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications, only.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Can I use dog flea spray on my cat?

No, the Advantage® Treatment Spray for Dogs & Puppies should not be used on your cat or kitten. It is formulated for dogs and puppies over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

If you’re looking for a flea shampoo for your cat, try Advantage® Treatment Spray for Cats & Kittens.

How do I use Advantage® Treatment Spray to kill fleas on my puppy?

This flea spray for puppies may be used on puppies over 6 months. How to use:

  1. Wrap your puppy in a towel that has been sprayed lightly with flea spray, leaving eyes, nose, and mouth exposed.
  2. Put some spray on your finger and gently rub around eyes, nose, and mouth area.
  3. Keep your puppy wrapped for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Fleas may be removed from the coat by picking or combing.

For best results, all puppies in the home should be treated with a similar flea control product such as Advantage® Treatment Spray for Dogs to prevent reinfestation. Do not spray directly on puppies, and take care to avoid any contact with genitalia.

Sensitivities may occur after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your vet immediately. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How do I use flea spray for dogs to kill fleas?

To use Advantage® Treatment Spray for dogs:

  1. Cover your dog’s eyes with your hand.
  2. Do not spray directly on their mouth, nose or eyes. Spray head, ears and chest until damp.
  3. Using your fingertips, gently rub spray into face around mouth, nose and eyes.
  4. Then, spray from neck to tail, finishing legs last.

For best results, especially on heavy-coated dogs, direct the spray for fleas against the natural lay of the hair, spraying the ruffled hair directly behind the hand. Make sure the spray thoroughly wets ticks. When used on dogs, towel-dry the animal after ½ hour if not totally dry. Take care to avoid any contact with genitalia.

Sensitivities may occur after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, consult your vet immediately. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Can I use cat flea spray on a dog?

No, the Advantage® Treatment Spray for Cats & Kittens should not be used on your dog. It is formulated for cats and kittens over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

If you’re looking for a flea shampoo for your dog, try Advantage® Treatment Spray for Dogs & Puppies.

How do I use Advantage® Treatment Spray to kill fleas on my kitten?

This flea spray for kittens may be used on kittens over 7 months. To use:

  1. Wrap your kitten in a towel that has been sprayed lightly with flea spray, leaving eyes, nose and mouth exposed.
  2. Put some spray for on your finger and gently rub around their eyes, nose and mouth area.
  3. Keep your kitten wrapped for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Fleas may be removed from the coat by picking or combing.

For best results, all cats in the home should be treated with a similar flea control product such as Advantage® Treatment Spray for Cats to prevent reinfestation. Do not spray directly on kittens, and take care to avoid any contact with genitalia. Sensitivities may occur after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your vet immediately.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How do I use Advantage® Treatment Spray for Cats to kill fleas?

How to spray for fleas:

  1. Cover your cat’s eyes with your hand.
  2. Do not spray directly on your cat’s mouth, nose or eyes. Spray on their head, ears, and chest until damp.
  3. Using your fingertips, gently rub spray into your cat’s face around mouth, nose and eyes.
  4. Then, spray from neck to tail, finishing legs last.

For best results, especially on heavy-coated cats, direct spray for fleas against the natural lay of the hair, spraying the ruffled hair directly behind the hand. Make sure the spray thoroughly wets ticks. When used on cats, towel-dry the animal after ½ hour if not totally dry. Take care to avoid contact with genitalia.

Sensitivities may occur after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your vet immediately.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How often should I bathe my dog with flea shampoo?

Once you bathe your dog with flea shampoo, you should not repeat any treatment for 7 days. Sensitivities may occur using any pesticide product for pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, contact your vet immediately.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Can you use dog flea shampoo on cats?

No, the Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Dogs & Puppies should not be used on your cat or kitten. It is formulated for dogs and puppies over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

If you’re looking for a flea shampoo for your cat, try Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Cats & Kittens.

Can you use flea and tick shampoo on puppies?

Advantage® Treatment Shampoo can be used on puppies over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How does flea shampoo kill fleas and ticks on dogs?

The ingredients in Advantage® dog shampoo are specially formulated to kill fleas and ticks on dogs and puppies over 12 weeks. The active Advantage® dog shampoo ingredients are Pyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide and N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide, which are a mixture of chemicals that are toxic to insects like fleas and ticks.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How do I use Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Dogs & Puppies?

It’s easy to use Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Dogs & Puppies. Simply follow these Advantage® shampoo directions:

  1. Wet your dog’s coat for 2-3 minutes with warm water.
  2. Apply shampoo on their head and ears, and lather. Be sure to wash their head and ear areas carefully, making sure to keep shampoo out of your dog’s eyes.
  3. Then repeat procedure with neck, chest, and middle and hindquarters, finishing legs last and paying special attention to the footpads (between the toes) and underbody areas.
  4. Be sure to thoroughly lather at the base of the tail, as it is a place most frequented by fleas.
  5. Fully lather your dog and let lather remain on them for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water.
  6. For small dogs weighing less than 15 pounds, wrapping the animal in a towel for several minutes to absorb moisture is recommended. This will allow the dying fleas and ticks to crawl off your pet into the towel before drying them with a towel.

NOTE: A drop of glycerin in each eye before bathing may prevent or reduce irritation if the shampoo gets in the animal’s eyes.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Can I use cat flea shampoo on my dog?

No, the Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Cats & Kittens should not be used on your dog. It is formulated for cats and kittens over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

If you’re looking for a flea shampoo for your dog, try Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Dogs & Puppies.

Can you use flea shampoo on kittens?

Advantage® Treatment Shampoo can be used on kittens over 12 weeks. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How does flea shampoo work on cats to kill fleas and ticks?

The ingredients in Advantage® shampoo for Cats and Kittens are specially formulated to kill fleas and ticks on cats and kittens over 12 weeks. The active Advantage® flea shampoo ingredients are Pyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide and N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide, which are a mixture of chemicals that are toxic to insects like fleas and ticks.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How do I use Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Cats & Kittens?

It’s easy to use Advantage® Treatment Shampoo for Cats & Kittens. Simply follow these Advantage® shampoo directions:

  1. Wet your cat’s coat for 2-3 minutes with warm water.
  2. Apply shampoo on their head and ears, and lather. Be sure to wash their head and ear areas carefully, making sure to keep shampoo out of your cat’s eyes.
  3. Then repeat procedure with neck, chest, and middle and hindquarters, finishing legs last and paying special attention to the footpads (between the toes) and underbody areas.
  4. Be sure to thoroughly lather at the base of the tail, as it is a place most frequented by fleas.
  5. Fully lather your cat and let lather remain on them for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water.
  6. For small cats weighing less than 15 pounds, wrapping the animal in a towel for several minutes to absorb moisture is recommended. This will allow the dying fleas and ticks to crawl off your pet into the towel before drying them with a towel.

NOTE: A drop of glycerin in each eye before bathing may prevent or reduce irritation if the shampoo gets in the animal’s eyes.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Where in my home can I use Advantage® Household Spot & Crevice Spray?

This flea spray for furniture and carpet can be used on cracks, crevices, harborages, bed frames, box springs, inside empty dressers, furniture and clothes closets, carpet edges, high and low wall moldings, behind headboards, pictures, wallpaper edges, luggage, baseboards, carpet, floor, rugs, under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks and stoves. You can also treat interior entry points such as doors, and around windows and water pipes, as well as pet sleeping quarters, bedding, carpeting, floor and floor covering where pets are kept.

However, do not apply flea spray for furniture to surfaces where prolonged human contact will occur, such as pillows, bedding or clothing, as it may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Be sure to remove pets and birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying.

Additionally, when using this spot spray, all food preparation and eating surfaces as well as utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How does flea spray work, like Advantage® Household Spot & Crevice Spray, to control fleas, ticks, bed bugs and other household pests?

The active ingredients in Advantage® Household Spot & Crevice Spray are specially formulated to kill household pests — fleas, ticks, bed bugs, and crawling insects and spiders.

To Kill Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Eggs: Apply as a spot treatment to cracks and crevices and/or harborages where evidence of bed bugs occurs, including bed frames, box springs, inside empty dressers, furniture and clothes closets, carpet edges, high and low wall moldings, behind headboards, pictures, wallpaper edges and luggage. Do not make surface applications to mattress or bedding. Mattress treatments must be limited to seam, folds and edges only. Spray bed bugs directly whenever possible. Do not treat pillows, bedding or clothing, and remove linens and wash before reuse. Allow treated mattress to dry thoroughly before remaking the bed. Remove all clothes and other articles from dressers or clothes closets before an application. Allow all treated areas to dry thoroughly before use.

To Kill Listed Crawling Insects and Spiders: Spray as a spot or crack-and-crevice application where insects are harboring, moving or breeding. Treat feeding or hiding areas such as baseboards, carpet, floor, rugs, under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks and stoves. Also remember to treat interior entry points such as doors, and around windows and water pipes.

To Kill Brown Dog Ticks and Fleas: Spray around beds, furniture and your pet’s habitat. Spray your pet’s sleeping quarters, bedding, carpeting, floor and floor covering where pets are kept. Do not apply to your pet. Use only a recommended pet spray on pets.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How do I use Advantage® Household Spot & Crevice Spray?

Shake well before each use, and use only as a spot treatment or crack-and-crevice application in residences. It’s important to spray in an inconspicuous area to test for the unlikely possibility of staining or discoloration. After it dries, evaluate the test area. Then, when you’re ready to apply, follow these instructions on how to use flea spray:

  1. Turn the spray nozzle to open.
  2. Adjust nozzle as desired.
  3. Hold 8 to 10 inches from the surface to be sprayed.
  4. Spray surface until slightly damp.

Do not allow children or pets to come into contact with treated areas until surfaces are dry. Allow sprayed articles and surfaces to dry thoroughly before using or replacing bedding. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.
 

How long does the Advantage® Household Fogger take to work?

After activating the canister, a flea bomb typically takes about two (2) hours to completely release. Do not remain in treated area. Vacate the treated house, individual apartment unit, or other structure immediately. Do not re-enter for two (2) hours.

After two (2) hours, windows, doors and vents need to be opened to ventilate the area for two (2) hours. However, if an odor is still detected, additional ventilation is required.

From start to finish, it typically takes approximately four (4) hours to flea bomb a house. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

What does the Advantage® Household Fogger treat my home for?

The Advantage® Household Fogger contains a combination of ingredients that kills adult and preadult fleas, including flea eggs for 7 months.

The flea and tick fogger also kills the following listed insects: Cockroaches, Smokey Brown Cockroaches, Brown Banded Cockroaches, Asian Cockroaches, German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Australian Cockroaches, Waterbugs, Palmetto Bugs, Granary Insects, Flat Grain Beetles, Cadelles, Rice Weevils, Flour Beetles, Cigarette Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Lesser Grain Borers, Merchant Grain Beetles, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Grain Weevils, Warehouse Beetles, Red Flour Beetles, Sowbugs, Millipedes, Beetles, Ground Beetles, Elm Leaf Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Earwigs, Lice, Pillbugs, Clover Mites, Carpet Beetles (Trogoderma), Midges, Flies, Gnats, Cluster Flies, Mosquitoes, Sciarid Flies, Firebats, Silverfish, Booklice, Bedbugs, Wood Borers (exposed stages), Grain Mites, Ticks that may carry and transmit Lyme disease, Brown Dog Ticks, Lone Star Ticks, Deer Ticks, Other Ixodid Species, American Dog Ticks, Gulf Coast Ticks, Foraging Ants, Carpenter Ants, Centipedes, Flying Moths, Almond Moths, Chocolate Moths, Tobacco Moths, Indian Meal Moths, Indian Mealworms, Angoumois Grain Moths, Hornets, Carpenter Bees, Wasps, Yellow Jackets and Cheese Mites.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.
 

How do flea bombs and foggers work?

Flea foggers and flea bombs work by releasing a specially formulated, pesticide-infused fog into an infested space to kill fleas and other insects.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.
 

How do I use the Advantage® Household Fogger for fleas in my home?

One canister of fogger will treat a room up to 16 ft x 16 ft with an 8 ft ceiling or 2,000 cubic ft of unobstructed space. However, do not use more than one fogger per room and do not use in small, enclosed spaces such as closets, cabinets, or under counters or tables. Avoid using Advantage® Household Fogger in a room 5 x 5 ft or smaller; instead, allow fog to enter from other rooms. See below for flea fogger directions.
Before You Fog:

  1. Remove or cover exposed food and drinking water before any application.
  2. Remove or cover dishes, utensils, food processing equipment and food preparation surfaces, or wash them before use.
  3. Be sure to remove pets and birds, as well as cover and turn off fish aquariums before activating canister.
  4. Shut off all exhaust fans and close all windows, doors and ventilators.
  5. Turn off ALL ignition sources such as pilot lights (shut off gas valves), other open flames or running electrical appliances that cycle off and on (i.e., refrigerators, thermostats, etc.)
  6. Cover wood floors and wood furniture in the immediate area around fogger with newspapers or a dropcloth.
  7. Open cabinets, cupboards, drawers, closets and doors in areas to be treated.
  8. Place a chair, small table or stand in the center of the room to be treated, and then cover with newspaper.
  9. Fill out and place a hang-tag on the door to the treated area to alert anyone with access to the treated area not to enter for two (2) hours.

To Start Fogging:

  1. Shake well before use and keep container upright.
  2. The canister sprays straight up, so it’s important to point the canister away from your face and eyes when releasing.
  3. To lock valve in position for automatic discharge, press the valve button down firmly until it snaps into place.
  4. Once the canister has been activated, place the canister on the chair, small table or stand (that is covered by newspaper) in the center of the room to be treated.
  5. For best results, treat all areas infested with fleas or other pests.
  6. Do not remain in the treated area. Vacate the treated house, individual apartment unit or other structure immediately.
  7. Do not re-enter for two (2) hours.

After Fogging: 

  1. Wait two (2) hours after application, and then open windows, vents and doors for two (2) hours. If an odor is still detectable, additional ventilation is required.
  2. For more effective control of storage pests and cockroaches, open all cupboard doors and drawers for better penetration of fog.
  3. Remove all infested foodstuffs and dispose of it in outdoor trash.
  4. For flea and tick control, thoroughly vacuum all carpeting, upholstered furniture, along baseboards, under furniture and in closets. Put vacuum bag into a sack and dispose of it in outdoor trash.

Warning: Use of a fogger in an enclosed space may cause the product to explode, resulting in injury to people or damage to property. Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

Where in my home can I use Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray?

This flea spray can be used on many areas in your home, including cracks, crevices, walls, baseboards, floors, floorboards, carpets, rugs, closets, mattresses, box springs, headboards, under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks and stoves. It can also treat interior entry points such as doors, and around windows and water pipes.

However, do not apply this indoor flea spray to surfaces where prolonged human contact will occur — such as bed linens — as it may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. And be sure to remove pets and birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying. Additionally, when using this flea spray for home, all food preparation and eating surfaces as well as utensils should be covered during treatment, or thoroughly washed before use.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.
 

How does Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray work to control fleas, ticks, bed bugs and other household pests?

The ingredients in Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray are specially formulated to kill household pests – fleas, ticks, bed bugs and dust mites.

To Kill Brown Dog Ticks and Fleas: Spray Advantage® flea spray around beds, furniture and pet’s habitat. Also spray pet sleeping quarters, bedding, carpeting, floor and floor covering where pets are kept. Use only a recommended pet spray on pets.

To Kill Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Eggs: Spray bugs directly when possible. Apply on and around bed frames, headboards, floors, carpeting, baseboards, furniture, moldings, ceilings and walls. For infested mattresses, apply to tufts, folds, edges, sides and seams until moist. Allow to dry before remaking bed. For infested furniture, apply only to tufts, seams, folds and edges. Do not apply to surfaces where prolonged human contact will occur. Also for spot treatment of luggage, closets, drapes and other window or wall appointments.

To Kill Dust Mites: Thoroughly vacuum entire room, concentrating on areas where mites congregate, such as mattresses, box springs, headboards, walls, floors, carpeting and baseboards. Then spray surfaces until damp.

To Kill Crawling Insects: Spray as a spot or crack-and-crevice application where insects are harboring, moving or breeding. Treat feeding or hiding areas such as baseboards, carpet, floor, rugs, under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks and stoves. Also treat any interior entry points such as doors, and around windows and water pipes.

To Kill Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Apply as a spot treatment to cracks and crevices on and around baseboards, floorboards, furniture and around the edges of carpet. Apply as a spot spray to carpet, rugs, closets, baseboards, furniture, and on floor and floor coverings. When treating carpets or rugs, spray sufficient amount to get into the base where larval stages are feeding. Spray both top and bottom surface of rugs or floor coverings when possible.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.

How do I use Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray in my house?

Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spot Spray should be used only as a spot treatment or crack-and-crevice application in residences. To get started, spray the spot treatment in an inconspicuous area to test for possible staining or discoloration. Then, evaluate the test area after drying. When you’re ready to use, follow the Advantage® Carpet & Upholstery Spray directions:

  1. Hold container upright with nozzle aimed away from you.
  2. Spray surfaces from a distance of 8 to 10 inches until slightly damp.
  3. Vacate room after treatment and ventilate before reoccupying.
  4. Do not allow children or pets to contact treated areas until surfaces are dry.
  5. Allow sprayed articles and surfaces to dry thoroughly before using or replacing bedding.

Be sure to thoroughly read product label directions and precautionary statements before use.