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EPA Message about Fleas and Ticks

How to Protect Against Fleas and Ticks

  • Consult your veterinarian about the best way to protect your pets from fleas and ticks and whether pesticides are even needed.
  • Use a flea comb to suppress adult fleas. It will allow hair to pass through the comb’s teeth but not the fleas, removing fleas and “flea dirt.”
    • Focus on combing those parts of the pet where most fleas gather, often the neck or tail area.
    • Put any fleas in soapy water to kill them.

For more information, go to: http://www2.epa.gov/pets/controlling-fleas-and-ticks-your-pet