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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.


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.