Flea & Tick Pets + Home is Wondercide's plant-based flea and tick control, formulated with naturally-derived ingredients designed for use on pets and interiors. It is safe for use on puppies, kittens, pregnant and nursing mothers, and seniors. Flea & Tick Pets + Home offers pest prevention and treatment in one safe, effective spray. This spray kills pests like fleas and ticks and prevents them from hitching a ride on you or your pet when you go on walks or to the park. It kills all stages of the insect life cycle: eggs, larva, and adults. Other naturally-derived and conventional pesticides don't, which is a very important distinction. Flea & Tick Pets + Home also stops itching and scratching, comforts dry skin, and leaves pet coats shiny. It does not stain pets, furniture, or flooring. (Lemongrass has a natural yellow tint and may temporarily discolor light fur or fabrics. If you have a white pet or carpets, choose another aromatherapeutic scent: Cedarwood, Rosemary, or Peppermint.)
How often should I apply Wondercide's natural flea spray to my pets?
Generally, we recommend applying every 2 to 3 days for pest prevention
, or as needed to kill and repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes in your local area. It's safe for everyday use.
However, if you're using Flea & Tick Pets + Home to treat an active flea or tick population, we recommend applying to your pet/s daily and treating your environment (home and lawn) at the same time.
It's best to apply Flea & Tick Pets + Home frequently if you can't control the outside environment your pet walks or plays in. Examples of an uncontrollable environment include apartment complexes (you can't treat the entire apartment complex grounds!), dog parks, the pet groomer, or homes on large plots of land (treating five or six acres usually isn't affordable or effective). We recommend applying Flea & Tick Pets + Home before your pet enters each of these uncontrolled environments. Apply after your adventures for an added layer of protection.
How long does it last?
Again, this answer depends on whether you're using Flea & Tick Pets + Home to treat an active pest population, or to prevent future pests from appearing.
Flea & Tick for Pets + Home provides a by-contact kill, so any pests sprayed with the product will die within minutes.
Because pets are active animals who generally go outside or into uncontrolled environments every few days, Flea & Tick Pets + Home is most effective when applied every 2 to 3 days as pest prevention. This ensures fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are continuously repelled and any pests that may hitch a ride on your pet are killed within two to three days.
When you have an active pest population or an infestation, fleas and ticks tend to move from one area to another (say, from indoors to outdoors, or the living room to the kitchen), and may reattach themselves to your pet every time he or she enters an infested area.
For every flea or tick you see with your naked eye, there are 95% more in the egg, larvae and pupae stages spread throughout the home and yard. Without treatment, these egg, larvae, and pupae stages will hatch into more adult fleas or ticks. To prevent these insects from hatching, and to kill the adult insect population, follow this formula for success:
- Treat your pet first with Flea & Tick Pets + Home. Apply daily until you don't see any more fleas.
- Treat your home with the same spray, Flea & Tick Pets + Home. In most cases, one full treatment will do the trick if you apply full coverage (one gallon per 1,500 square feet). Spot treat favorite areas like bedding and carpets daily.
- Treat the yard and outdoor areas with Flea & Tick Yard + Garden. Apply twice within a few days to eliminate the current fleas, then every month to maintain results.
Want to know what's in Wondercide so you can feel good about using, safe, naturally-derived pest prevention around and on those you love? Check out the ingredients here.