Many pet owners ask us if they can use various topical flea and tick control products alongside Wondercide products. Topical flea and tick treatments are the commonly used option pet owners apply monthly to their pets neck. Frontline, Frontline Plus, Revolution, K9 Advantix II, Advantage, and Fiproguard are all popular examples.
Maybe you applied the treatment yesterday, but the fleas aren't going away. Maybe your dog has been using conventional flea and tick treatment for years but now has fleas or ticks and you want to kill them immediately. Or perhaps you are looking into reducing the amount of chemicals you use on your dog by incorporating Wondercide into your routine. Whatever the reason, you need to know:
Is it okay to combine topical flea and tick control with Wondercide products?
The short answer is YES.
While we recommend using the most effective, least toxic flea and tick control possible, you can use Wondercide products and topical flea and tick control simultaneously. Wondercide products are generally compatible with topical treatments because they work differently than topical flea and tick control products. Wondercide products utilize a biological response in bad bugs based on pheromones, whereas topical chemicals cause a neurological response in pests. (Keep in mind that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that topical flea and tick control can cause health problems.)
Is it safe to use Wondercide products before the month is up on my dog's topical treatment schedule?
Again, the short answer here is YES. Most topical flea and tick control treatments work by entering your pet's bloodstream. Once the spot-on drops are applied to your dog's skin (or the pills are consumed), the product seeps into the bloodstream and is absorbed into internal organs. Since these products take time to enter your pet's bloodstream and then the pest's body, spot drops generally take 24 hours to kill a flea.
Our natural flea and tick spray is not absorbed through the skin, and it kills fleas, ticks, and hundreds of other insects less than two minutes after the product is applied. Because Wondercide products don't enter the bloodstream, they should not interact or interfere with topical flea and tick control.
This means you can apply Wondercide flea and tick spray immediately after applying a topical treatment. However, we recommend you wait at least a day to ensure your pet doesn't have a reaction to the topical treatment. You can continue to use topical treatments if you wish. Be sure to follow the instructions onboth the Wondercide and topical treatment labels. If you are thinking of using Wondercide to help prolong the time between applying conventional treatments, that can also be a smart way to reduce your pet's exposure to conventional pesticides.