Eliminating fleas from the house and yard is just as important as killing fleas on your pet. Most “house fleas” when they are not on your pet, hide in carpet and moist shaded areas. Insecticides containing IGRs (Insect Growth Regulators) penetrate very deep into the carpet and kills various life stages of the flea for up to 6 months. They generally have a wide safety margin for most mammals. You
still should thoroughly clean and vacuum especially where pets sleep. Sunlight and low humidity also kills fleas. Raking leaves, removing debris, trimming vegetation and spraying permethrin type products in shaded areas of the yard all help in winning the battle against fleas.
SENTRY® Natural Defense™ Natural Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs & Puppies kills and repels fleas and ticks, yet it"s safe to use on your dog or puppy and around your family when applied as directed. Each easy-to-use pump spray features natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil, thyme oil and eugenol.
Spray the animal with the nozzle about 8 to 12 inches from the pet. Start spraying the animal at the tail, making sure to spray the entire coat of the animal, including legs, tail, and under-body. With your hand, fluff the hair against the way it normally lays to assure that the spray penetrates the coat to the skin. Do not saturate the animal and do not spray in the face, eyes, or genitals. Repeat as necessary. Pets may be treated indoors or outdoors. In order to help reduce the occurrence of fleas and ticks, this product is best if used year round.