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The Crucial Need for Flea and Tick Prevention: How to Stay Protected Year-Round

Vet's Best//May 1, 2024

The Crucial Need for Flea and Tick Prevention: How to Stay Protected Year-Round

Vet's Best//May 1, 2024

Did you know that if you bring home just one adult flea, in 60 days your home could be overrun by as many as 20,000 fleas? Adult fleas seen on your pet represent only 5 percent of the population; 95 percent live as immature stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) within the surrounding. There are over 2,000 species of fleas and over 800 species of ticks in the world. And ticks can lay up to 6,500 eggs in their lifetime.

Both fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance — they’re a danger. Infestations are difficult to control and could affect your pet’s health and your peace of mind.

Why Prevention Matters

Fleas and ticks thrive in warm, humid environments but can go dormant during colder months, only to re-emerge and start their lifecycle again. The impact on your pets and family can be severe, ranging from tapeworms and Lyme disease to Rocky Mountain spotted fever and anemia. These pests also cause skin allergies and irritations, making life uncomfortable for everyone.

Choosing the Right Protection

When it comes to protecting your pets from these pests, there are multiple types and forms to choose from. One difference is between plant-based and synthetic pest control. Here’s a brief overview to provide some context on the difference:

Synthetic pest control products are human-made chemicals designed to kill pests on contact. While effective, they can negatively impact the environment, including water and soil contamination, and pests can develop resistance over time.

Plant-based pest control products are derived from natural sources such as neem oil and pyrethrum and are often safer for both the environment and your pets. They break down naturally, reducing the risk of environmental damage and resistance development.

Crafted With Care, Powered by Nature

Tough on pests but safe on pets, Vet’s Best® introduces our Cotton Spice line — a plant-based solution derived from the most powerful plant extracts. Our carefully crafted formula contains two active ingredients: Clove Oil, renowned for its pest-fighting properties; and Cottonseed Oil, a gentle yet effective natural pesticide. In addition, this line is free from peppermint oil, ensuring it is safe even for pets with the most sensitive skin.

This line is proven effective against not only fleas, ticks and mosquitoes but also bed bugs, spiders, roaches and house and stable flies. It’s designed for safe use on and around your beloved pets and throughout your home including pet bedding, home furnishings and extended areas like storage and garages.

Join Us in Celebrating Nature’s Power

Remember, prevention is not just a treatment — it’s a year-round commitment to the health and well-being of your pets and family. Embrace the natural solution and keep your home pest-free and pet-friendly with Vet’s Best®. When choosing a pest control product for your pets, there are many factors to consider.  Always consult with your veterinarian and carefully read and follow product labels.


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