The Benefits of Using Natural Flea Control For Your Pets
Fleas are wingless, parasitic insects that live off a host organism – also called hematophagy. As with all parasitic organisms, they also carry many and even possibly a variety of dangerous diseases. Adult female fleas can lay up to 40 eggs a day and can quickly multiply in a short amount of time – causing a greater threat to both you and your pet. Fleas are not only a danger to your pets, but also to the human members of the family despite feeding off dogs and cats. These parasites are particularly fond of highly humid weather and warm temperatures, making summer time an ideal infestation season for these pests.
Fleas can average to 1/6th to 1/8th of an inch in length and are capable of a leap of up to seven inches. When required, fleas can accurately leap far less than an inch to get from one place, or host, to another. The legs of fleas are highly developed but don’t really rely on muscle power. They accumulate a certain protein called resilin in a part of their body called the pleural arch – this highly elastic stuff can be used like a spring to make such powerful leaps. However, there are certain fleas that cannot leap as far due to reduced pleural arches and these types are often found feeding on animals that fly or nest.
As mentioned earlier, fleas can also be a threat to humans. As parasites, they can feed off any type of mammal. By jumping from host to host, they can quickly gain and spread diseases as carriers. You cannot eliminate complete exposure of your pets to fleas, but you can take precaution, timely intervention, treatment and measures to create a hostile environment to steer off possible infestations. A flea bite can cause extreme irritation, itching, and hot spots on pets that could lead to worse skin conditions.
Symptoms of an Infestation of Fleas in Pets
Common Treatment of Fleas and Side Effects
There are many therapeutic treatments used by pet owners to rid of flea infestations on their dogs and cats. These treatments can take forms of oral pills, powder, solutions drops, ointment, and other varying forms of flea control easily available over the counter to kill the parasites. Most of these easily available products are composed of synthetic and toxic chemical compounds. Common sprays or liquids contain insecticides or pesticides, highly toxic to our pets, in a slightly lighter concentration – but that does not rule out the possibility of our pets digging their noses into especially when applied to their body or environment. When absorbed by the pet’s skin, the chemical residue can affect the physiological system and cause damage to the organs. Inhalation of such poisonous chemicals can also be greatly harmful to the respiratory system of not only the pet, but for the pet owner, children, and other members of the household. Vets are now discouraging the use of such products and advising for more natural flea control products for the safety of both the pets and their humans.
Use only Quality Natural Flea Control for Pet and Household Safety
Innovet offers quality-grade and safe products for both you and your pet. BioPel Spray by Innovet is one of the best stand-alone repellents and treatments for flea infestation. Innovet has a variety of flea control products readily available online, including Natural Shampoo, Spray, Conditioners and Lotions. Our BioPel line is composed of essential oils and herbs, lemongrass, cinnamon oils, aloe vera, oatmeal, etc. Not only are the products easy to use, your pet will love the fragrance! Much unlike other pesticides or pharmaceutical drugs sold over the counter, BioPel does not cause any negative side effects such as gastrointestinal upset, frothing at the mouth, allergy, and inflammation on the skin. You get a long lasting, safe and quality flea control alternative at a conveniently affordable price!