Quick Tips: Birth Control for Fleas

Insect growth regulators prevent new fleas from becoming adults.

Posted: Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 PST 2002

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Insect growth regulators are finding their way into a wide range of on-animal and premises-treatment products available through veterinary channels. IGRs function as birth control for fleas, inhibiting development of the flea by mimicking flea hormones.

Many pharmaceuticals companies have released or plan to release IGR flea-control products, including indoor sprays, foggers, emulsifiable concentrates that can be diluted for either indoor or outdoor use, and on-animal products.

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Karen    Everett, WA

7/17/2014 12:53:12 PM

My concern would be for other indoor pets ... such as birds ...

freda    san bernardino, CA

7/6/2009 6:12:19 PM

this seems like a pretty descent product for outside how it will work for inside I not sure and I am not sure that it would be a descent product for in doors for that matter.So I would be a modification product I know to some degree because people do spray indoor for bugs and insects of that sort to those degrees.

eunyque    boston, MA

7/5/2009 1:17:01 PM

may you please provide more information to protect cats from fleas and their non-stop growth!?!

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

4/2/2009 5:12:50 AM

Why have we not heard more about this product???? Sounds like it would be great to have, especially for people like my mom and dad who have cats and dogs (who bring the fleas in).

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