Plant-powered flea treatments are sometimes mistakenly thought of as ineffective methods of prevention and more expensive than conventional pesticide ridden approaches to pest control. Throughout our office, you can hear customer service representatives explaining to customers that yes, our plant-powered flea treatment products are effective, as they provide a contact kill and repel fleas, tick and other pesky insects, too!
We've been in business for this long because of the effectiveness of our products and their safe use when used as directed around our most delicate family members, babies and pets. Here are a few of the myths we hear and the facts that debunk them:
Myth: Plant-powered flea treatments are not as effective as conventional topical spot-drops, conventional sprays, or pills!
Truth: Although plant-powered pesticides (which are often exempt from federal regulation) are not subject to EPA mandated testing, this does not mean that they are ineffective. The conventional pesticides used in traditional spot drops are known to work their way through your pet's bloodstream and enter their organs, which can lead to neurological and behavioral disorders.
Plant-powered flea treatments can also work wonders to kill and repel flea & ticks. Many are not designed as contact kill sprays, but Wondercide uses cedar oil to actually interfere with bad bugs' octopamine receptors (octopamine is needed for life-sustaining functions in these bugs) and suffocate them.
Wondercide is scientifically proven to kill these nasty pests!
Myth: Conventional flea collars are a safe and effective alternative to topical spot-drops and pills!
Truth: Considering fleas spend most of their time off the host, conventional flea collars are the least effective method of preventing fleas. Conventional flea collars also release pesticides continuously and can be transferred to pet owners, subjecting them to the same residue that persists on a pet's fur for weeks.
Myth: The government (or EPA) won't allow companies to sell dangerous flea treatments to consumers!
Truth: The EPA does not assess the safety of conventional pesticides; it instead assesses the risk associated with a particular product being on the market. Take a moment to research ingredients used in common flea and tick treatments.