Without a doubt, humans and pets alike don’t like pests. Pests like fleas and ticks can not only be painful inconveniences, they can also be dangerous to all inhabitants of the household. Fleas and ticks are prone to many diseases that can be transferred to pets and humans and make everyone sick. It’s important to address any pest infestation accordingly.
The first step is recognizing the symptoms. Cats, in particular, show signs of having fleas or ticks by either excessively scratching or chewing their skin. They also exhibit restlessness, which is uncanny given cats’ natural ability to sleep for many hours.
Pet owners should do a flea and tick check if they suspect their cat may have an infestation. This can be done by checking their fur for any movement and running a fine-tooth comb through their hair for any specs that might come off. This will also temporarily ease some of the itching and discomfort cats may feel before receiving treatment.
Manufacturers and retailers should be well-versed on all the steps necessary for handling fleas and ticks to communicate to the consumer, from the symptoms to the treatment. Knowing the proper process for handling fleas and ticks will not only eradicate the issue but also provide them with the tools for future prevention.
One aspect that is often overlooked is the care and cleanup of an infestation in the household. However, there are a range of products that are created specifically for indoor use, but it’s a good idea for the pet owner to consult with a veterinarian regarding what is best for that specific environment.
These products offer a variety of flea and tick protection and elimination, from collars to sprays to shampoos. These innovations are powerful on pests but gentle on cats’ fur and skin, providing them with the relief they need without overpowering their senses. With this variety, industry leaders can guide consumers to the product that best fits their pest situation as well as their cat’s individual needs and preferences.
Vet’s Best Flea + Tick Spray
Vet’s Best Flea + Tick Gentle-Mist Spray for Cats kills fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae and ticks by contact. The formula utilizes certified natural essential oils, providing a strong yet gentle flea treatment developed specifically for cats and home surfaces—gently delivered via convenient 360-degree sprayer using only compressed air.
Adventure Plus for Cats
Adventure Plus for Cats provides triple flea protection: it kills adults on contact, eliminates eggs to prevent re-infestation, and kills larvae to break the flea life cycle. Adventure Plus for Cats comes in a four-dose package, with each dose lasting for up to four weeks. Adventure Plus for Cats is water-resistant and remains effective following a bath, swimming or after exposure to rain or sunlight.
Flea and Tick Prevention by Earth Animal
In its continued effort to create effective flea and tick treatments with no harsh chemicals, pesticides or insecticides, Earth Animal has a line of herbal products owners can use to guard their cats from fleas and ticks. The line includes bug spray, shampoo and internal powder.
TickEase Tick Removal Tweezers
With their fine-tipped, pointy design, TickEase tweezers are made specifically for the effective removal of ticks. This durable, stainless steel product has been designed specifically to comply with the CDC’s tick-removal guidelines. It can withstand the heat of an autoclave for sterilization.
BioShield Deet-Free Repellent
BioShield’s line of products includes spray, hair and body wash and laundry detergent. Contains only natural ingredients, with trace amounts of silver and copper in the detergent formulation so it kills pet and human odor. Kills mosquitos, ticks, bed bugs and fleas, and can be used on skin, clothes, beds and anywhere potential insect bites or infestations can be found.
Hideaway by Coastal Pet
This innovative, first-of-its-kind product covers and holds flea and tick collars in place, which safeguards the investment in long-lasting flea and tick collars. Flexible keepers are designed to secure ratcheted-style flea and tick collars on the inside. Comes in four sizes and colors.
Natural Flea & Tick Spray for Pets + Home
Wondercide’s Natural Flea & Tick Spray for Pets + Home is an all-natural spray proven to kill, repel, and prevent 98 to 100 percent of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes without harmful chemicals, protecting your loved ones smartly and safely. Gentle enough to use several times a week on dogs and cats of all ages, yet powerful enough to eliminate pests on the skin and provide lasting repellency.