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Fleas, Ticks, and Your Pet FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about ridding your pet and home of fleas and dealing with ticks.

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-01 About this FAQ
-02 Fleas: How do they enter the house?
Fleas can enter the home in many ways, even if your pet is not or ...
-03 Fleas: Why should I worry about fleas?
Since fleas can be carriers for worms and diseases, keeping your ...
-04 Fleas: How can I tell if my pet has fleas?
To check if your pet has fleas, part its hair and look for:...
-05 Fleas: Preventive measures
Conventional wisdom and older studies that studied rat fleas ...
-06 Fleas: How to choose your methods
There are several ways to kill or discourage fleas. Some are ...
-07 Fleas: Lifecycle
You must keep in mind the life cycle of the flea. From egg to ...
-08 Fleas: Keeping clean
Having your carpets professionally cleaned WILL NOT get rid of ...
-09 Fleas: Natural methods
These tend to be of the
-10 Fleas: Spraying Inside
There are a number of companies that will spray your house ...
-11 Fleas: Treating Outdoors Areas
When treating the area surrounding your house, remember that fleas ...
-12 Fleas: Dipping Your Pet
For an immediate flea problem, you can bath your pet with ...
-13 Fleas: Combing Your Pet
Flea combs with fine teeth that snag fleas are commercially available....
-14 Fleas: Powders
Flea powders are handy, but there are many types and some are ...
-15 Fleas: Borax And Salt
Also known as sodium polyborate, sodium tetraborate, sodium borate....
-16 Fleas: Vacuum
Put flea powder in the vacuum cleaner bag to kill any fleas that ...
-17 Fleas: Flea Collars
See Consumer Reports, August 1991. Flea collars aren't effective ...
-18 Fleas: Newborn Animals
Very young animals can die from overinfestation of fleas. They ...
-19 Fleas: Toxicities Of Different Products
According to Steven A. Melman and Karen L. Campbell's
-20 Fleas: Flea Control On Rabbits
by Sandi ...
-21 Fleas: Systemic products
These have all appeared within the last two years or so. The ...
-22 Fleas: Homes with pregnant women/crawling infants/baby animals
Specific recommendations from
-23 Fleas: Preventing flea infestations in your next home
Since flea larvae can lay dormant for surprisingly long periods ...
-24 Fleas: Conclusion
In general, you will have to use a combination of some of ...
-25 Ticks: Description
Ticks are in the phylum of animals called Arthropoda (...
-26 Ticks: Role in diseases
Ticks are the most important arthropod in transmitting diseases ...
-27 Ticks: Kinds of ticks
There are two basic types of ticks. Soft ticks, the argasids, ...
-28 Ticks: Lifecycle
All ticks have four life cycle stages. Adult ticks, produce eggs. ...
-29 Ticks: Removing a tick
When you find a tick, use tweezers to pick up the body and ...
-30 Ticks: Infections or abscesses
If you have left the head of the tick in your pet's skin, chances ...
-31 Ticks: Disposing of ticks
To dispose of the tick, drop it into alcohol to kill it, then ...
-32 Ticks: Where you pick up ticks
Adult ticks can remain on deer and other mammals through the fall ...
-33 Ticks: Combatting ticks
If you have heavy infestations of ticks in your area, spraying ...
-34 Ticks: Lyme disease
Lyme disease is a complex illness that affects wild and ...
-35 Ticks: Transmission
When a tick bites, the bacterium is transferred into the blood of ...
-36 Ticks: Symptoms
The symptoms of this illness have now been separated into ...
-37 Ticks: Vaccination
There is a vaccination against Lyme disease for dogs that is ...
-38 Ticks: R. Sanguineus
They can carry various diseases including the protozoa Babesia ...
-39 References and Addresses
Consumer Reports, August 1991. Contains an article discussing ...









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