Brrr! It’s dark and cold outside. Thoughts of cosy nights in, snuggling on the sofa with your nearest and dearest (your pet, of course) are tempting you to reach for the heating switch… Stop! Before you flick that switch, here’s some information and must-dos to ensure it’s just you and your pet sharing that sofa.
Fleas can be a problem all year round, particularly in our temperate climate. But central heating does present us with an extra challenge. Fleas like warm breeding grounds and our cosy winter homes provide just the right environment for these creatures. A ‘hitch-hiker’ flea carried into the house will lay eggs. The warmth encourages these eggs to hatch into larvae which burrow themselves into the carpets, fabrics, and crevices around the house. From there they develop into pupae with their very own protective cocoon until a meal comes along – usually in the form of a pet, or yourself!
If you’ve been using FRONTLINE Plus, then you are already helping to protect your home environment. Its active IGR (insect growth regulator) technology will help prevent any newly laid eggs from developing in your home. Unlike other flea treatments, Frontline Plus kills ticks too, helping to reduce the risk of tick-borne disease transmission. Use every 4 weeks all year round for optimum flea and tick protection.
Taking these steps will help ensure you have a flea-free winter.