Winter of 2016 was very mild and dry here in the south, and once spring arrived so did a plethora of fleas and ticks. The tick population seemed to let up in normal fashion, however, our pets and home became inundated by a massive flea population. Looking back, I lament the many, many hundreds of dollars spent in attempting to free ourselves of the infestation. Flea bombs, carpet sprays, carpet dust, more flea bombs… dipping the dogs, bathing the dogs, and we tried all the off-brand types of skin drop applications. We applied insect crystals in the yard twice. At times, it seemed the bombing sessions merely brought on a new, healthier population increase. We were desperate and about broken from the never ending fight we were losing in a big way.
Finally, I went to Petsmart one day to see what products they might have (I had been previously shopping at our feed store and Tractor Supply). They had Frontline Plus for about $100.00 for a six month supply. I cringed at the price, but when you get as desperate as we were, you become open to spending money you normally might not. And afterall, it was a fact that all the money I had invested in the off-brands was at this point a complete waste. So, we dove in and made the purchase.
At home, we bathed the dogs with a gentle, wonderful smelling shampoo we had picked up at Petsmart. Once dry, we applied the Frontline Plus and waited. Not much happened for the first two weeks. I was really ready to say “they won” and give up. When suddenly we began to notice differences… and finally about the third week we could say for certain there wasn’t a flea to be found, not on our pets nor in our home. It was a grand new day, and we will remain forever grateful to Frontline Plus!
"To kill fleas and all stages of brown dog ticks, American dog ticks, lone star ticks, and deer ticks (which may carry Lyme disease), apply to dogs or puppies (8 weeks or older) as follows Remove applicator from child-resistant package. Hold applicator upright and snap applicator tip away from face and body. Place applicator tip through animal's hair to the skin level between the shoulder blades. Squeeze applicator, applying entire contents in a single spot to the animal's skin. Avoid superficial application to the animal's hair. Only one applicator per treatment is needed. Frequency of Application: When used monthly, FRONTLINE Plus for Dogs completely breaks the flea life cycle and controls tick infestations. Research demonstrates that FRONTLINE Plus kills adult fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae for up to three months. FRONTLINE Plus also prevents development of all flea stages for up to three months. FRONTLINE Plus kills ticks for at least one month. A once monthly application is recommended where tick control is needed. Although FRONTLINE Plus can control fleas for up to three months, if there is a high risk of reinfestation or if the pet has fleas which may cause flea allergy dermatitis, a once monthly application may be needed. Active Ingredients: Fipronil - 9.8% (S)-Methoprene - 8.8%"
- a product that actually does what it says it will do
- comes with a guarantee if you purchase from your veterinarian
- no one really likes putting chemicals on their pets, but it is much better than the parasite infestations!