Treating Fleas All Year Round

Did you know that fleas can breed all year round inside your home? Even in winter fleas are able to breed and lay eggs. Central heating, carpet, bedding, rugs etc. all serve to create the perfect environment for fleas to breed even when the temperatures outside start to drop.

Another interesting flea fact is that a female flea can lay up to 40 eggs per day1! Once spring arrives and things start to heat up the 'baby stages' of the flea that live in the environment (see Fig.1) can quickly mature into adult fleas and result in a full blown flea infestation on your poor dog or cat.

It's a common misconception to only think about flea control during the warmer months. However by consistently maintaining flea control all year round, you have a much better chance of keeping your home environment free of the immature forms that are waiting to hatch and jump on your pets, or even you!
To keep your pet and home flea free use Comfortis all-year round. Comfortis starts killing fleas in just 30 minutes and kills 100% of fleas in dogs and greater than 95% of fleas in cats within 4 hours of administration2,3. This rapid speed of kill means that Comfortis kills fleas before they have a chance to lay eggs4, and using Comfortis during the winter months will make sure your furry friend is flea free all-year round.

3 reasons why you need Comfortis for your pet:

- Comfortis kills fleas FAST* for immediate relief
- It offers month long protection and control of flea infestations
- Available in a convenient beef-flavoured chewable tablet for dogs and cats

Fig 1. Stages of the flea life cycle. Only adult fleas live on your pet. The other 95% (eggs, larvae & pupae) all live in the environment (i.e. in carpet,furniture, bedding and garden).


Treating Fleas All Year Round

1. Dryden M.W. Vet Parasitology. 1989; 34: 117 - 122.
2. Elanco study T9C060330, data on file.
3. Elanco study T9CUS100015, data on file.
4. Elanco study T9C010313, data on file

* Spinosad starts to kill fleas in 30 minutes and is 100% effective in dogs within 4 hours - Elanco study T9C060330, data on file.

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