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Bathing Your Pet

If your pet has long hair and is not properly groomed, you will not be able to do a good job of bathing or dipping them. Please get your groomer to groom them first.

Before bathing your pet apply a drop of mineral oil to each eye.
This will protect the eyes from dips, shampoos or sprays. Now let's get started.

1. Before bathing your pet make sure you have all of your supplies ready.

2. Thoroughly soak your pet with warm water. Apply a small amount of shampoo on the top of the head and work it into the hair. Gradually work backwards toward the base of the tail. Insure that you cover EVERY inch of
their body. Now scrub thoroughly ! Pay attention now, because here is the secret. Do not rinse the shampoo off immediately. Allow the shampoo to soak for five to ten minutes. Once the soaking period is over, thoroughly rinse the shampoo out of the hair. Now ring or squeeze the excessive water off your pet's coat.

3. Reapply one drop of mineral oil to each eye again if you choose to dip your pet.
Put your hand over your pet's eyes and sponge some dip onto the top of their head. Next pour a small amount of dip onto a sponge and sponge the dip around their face. Pour the remaining dip down the back of the neck to the base of the tail. Use the sponge to spread the dip over the entire body.
Allow the dip to soak. DO NOT RINSE THE DIP OFF.

4. Alternatives to dipping pet:
If you are applying topical Frontline to your pet, allow one day between application
of the Frontline and bathing.
If you are applying Frontline Spray, allow pet's coat to dry. Reapply one drop
of mineral oil to each eye and spray Frontline according to label instructions.
OTHER GREAT PRODUCTS WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE BATHING: VECTRA,COMFORTIS,FRONTLINE PLUS,REVOLUTION ....


OUTSIDE FLEA CONTROL PROCEDURES

Flea control treatments for outside, inside, pet, and car should all
take place on the same day !!!

1. Mow the yard as short as possible and remove any grass clippings. Trim all bushes and remove any debris from the yard. Pay particular attention to the area
nearest your home and the areas your pets frequent.

2. Remove your pet's food and water bowls. Do not allow children or pets into the area you spray until it dries (2 hours). Remove your pet's bedding and wash it in
hot water. Discard in a plastic bag if the bedding is not washable.

3. There are a variety of sprays and granules available at local retailers such as Lowes and Homedepot.

4.Treat the entire yard concentrating on areas in the shade, around the perimeter of the house, under the house, or deck and the areas your pets sleep or spend
most of their time in.

5. Avoid spraying if rain is expected in the next 72 hours. Best results will be
obtained if you spray in the early morning or late in the day when there is little wind.

6. Avoid getting the spray on yourself. Wash your skin with soap and water if you
do get the spray on your skin.

7. Spray the yard every two weeks for six weeks, then once a month until a killing
frost occurs.

THIS SCHEDULE IS ONE THAT WILL WORK WITH EVEN THE TOUGHEST OF ACTIVE INFESTATIONS. YOU MAY GET GOOD RESULTS WITH LESS USE, BUT THIS IS THE MINIMUM NECESSARY TO GET AN ACTIVE INFESTATION UNDER CONTROL. ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON ANY PRODUCT YOU USE. NEVER STORE ANY CHEMICALS WHERE CHILDREN CAN GET TO THEM. !!!!!


INSIDE FLEA CONTROL PROCEDURES

Flea control treatments for inside, outside, pet, and ***CAR*** should all take place on the same day.

1. Start with a thorough cleaning of the entire house. If your pet sleeps inside wash all of it's bedding in hot water. If the bedding is not washable discard it in a plastic trash bag. Vacuum all carpets, floors, crevices, furniture, (under cushions and in all seams). Pay particular attention to the places your pets sleep and play (i.e. under beds sofas etc.). Discard either the canister, or bag of vacuuming contents in a plastic bag. Mop all non carpeted floors. Before spraying move objects away from base molding or runner boards. These are areas flea larva are found in large numbers.

2. All pets should be removed from your house while treating. Take the opportunity to bath and groom your pets. Fish tanks should be unplugged and covered snugly with a plastic sheet.

3. Your yard should have been treated at least two hours before putting your pets outside. This will allow for drying of the product you sprayed outside.

4. Ectokyl IGR House Spray has ingredients which will kill adult, egg and larval stages. Spray the entire house initially. Concentrate on the areas fleas love the most (dark, humid areas with organic matter). These include base boards, closets, underneath furniture and furniture
cushions.

5. Leave the house for at least one hour after spraying.

6.
AS WITH ANY PRODUCT, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PRODUCT YOU ARE USING. FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS EXACTLY.



WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A FLEA TREATMENT

Your first treatment will kill most of the adult fleas. However do not forget that the
larva which has already woven itself into a cocoon becomes a pupa, and it is not possible to kill pupae. There may be quite a few of these in the environment when
you first spray.

These pupae will hatch out within 2 to 4 weeks under favorable conditions.
Expect the possibility of seeing fleas 2 to 4 weeks after you spray initially.
This is due to the hatching out of pupae which were in your home when you sprayed. That is why we recommend spot treating every two weeks for one month
after the initial spraying of your home. Pupa will hatch out when there are
vibrations, proper humidity, and warm blooded animals in the same room.

TO SPEED UP THE KILLING PROCESS


1. Vacuum daily. Vibrations will stimulate the pupae to hatch.

2. Do not let a room remain vacant or unused. Flea pupa want blood from
a warm blooded animal. They will remain dormant for a year or more if
no source of blood is present. Pets wandering in and out of rooms in
your home will stimulate the pupal hatch.

3. Follow up your initial treatment with a spot treatment at four and six weeks.

4. Most flea infestations are controlled within two treatments (or after the second spraying). Severe infestations may take four to six weeks to completely break the fleas life cycle.

5. PREVENTION IS THE KEY. TREAT YOUR PREMISES BEFORE YOU GET A FLEA
INFESTATION.