tec® is a veterinary strength spot on medicine to kill fleas and ticks on cats and dogs. Containing the well known active ingredient ‘Fipronil’, it is an easy to use, effective and very affordable flea and tick treatment.
How to Check if your cat has fleas
Stand your pet on a damp piece of newspaper and comb through their coat. If they have fleas, tiny specks of flea dirt will fall onto the paper and absorb the moisture, forming pink halos around them.
Flea Life Cycle
Each female can lay up to 50 eggs per day. Eggs have a polished surface and fall off the pet onto the carpet, the bedding, or wherever the pet goes.
If it’s warm, the eggs can hatch into larvae within 3 days. The larvae feed on dead human or animal skin in the carpet, or faeces from the adult flea, as this is rich in undigested blood. Once fully fed, the flea larvae move away from the light, deep into carpets, furnishings or under skirting boards.
Each larva then spins a sticky cocoon around itself. Dust and hair will stick to it, creating a camouflage whilst the cocoon provides protection from flea sprays. It hatches when it is warm, it feels vibration or it can sense carbon dioxide in breath.
The pet visits an infested environment. Fleas jump onto the pet, which then travels home. The fleas mate, start to feed on the pet’s blood, and the females start to lay eggs.
95% of fleas live on houshold furnishings
Thats why its best to treat your house as well as your pet.
Flea infestations are hard to spot as they shelter under furniture and in cracks and crevices around your pets living environment, making them hard to reach by vacuuming alone. Use a household flea spray and focus on the areas around your pets living area.