i have just spent loads on this product because we have an outbreak of fleas. i sprayed it at lunchtime today. i just went upti my room which is where most of the fleas were and i was covered in them…still! i thought this stuff was meant to render everything dead? they still looked pretty much alive to me.
i sprayed thickly in my room and paid attention to everything!
does it take time to work or somethng? do i need to buy another product?
it was from a vets
You need to get a product from a vet. Nothing on sale in a shop is much good.
First get Frontline, Advantage, or Revolution from the vet to treat the cats. These products are intended to be used once a month to keep fleas off the cat.
Then, if you need to treat the house – which is necessary in your case – use a product which not only kills adult fleas but also prevents eggs from hatching.
When we have bad flea years (haven’t had one in along time – knock on wood 🙂 we use Raid products for the house.
They make a fogger called Raid ® : Flea Killer Plus Fogger
They also make an area spray called Raid ® : Flea Killer Plus Carpet & Room Spray
We have had very good results with those products.
Remember, you want a product that not only kills adult fleas but also prevents eggs from hatching. If you use something that does not prevent the eggs from hatching, when they hatch you are back where you started.
There is a product, Capstar, which is a pill you give the cat. It kills all of the fleas on the cat within about 5 hours.
It does not provide long lasting protection – it merely kills all the fleas on the cat.
You can use it to kill all the fleas on the cat and then treat the cat with Frontline, Advantage, or Revolution, and then treat the cat.
Ask your vet about Capstar and using it in combination with other products.
Capstar is available only by prescription.
We have used it to kill all the fleas on feral cats who we could not handle to apply something else. We transfer them to another cage or carrier, move them out of the room, fog the room, give them the Capstar in food, and then put them back in the main cage.
Capstar is like magic – it really will kill all of the fleas on a cat very quickly and it is safe enough that you could use it every day, if need be – though that would be an expensive way to control fleas, day to day.
Indoor cats can get fleas that people carry in on their clothes. If you think that might be happening, get an insecticide you can spray on the yard to kill fleas.
You will probably need to get a sprayer. The ones that attach to the end of a hose might be the type you could use.
Ask the people at a garden store, Lowes, or Home Depot, or similar store for help picking an insecticide and a sprayer.
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i have just spent loads on this product because we have an outbreak of fleas. i sprayed it at lunchtime today. i just went upti my room which is where most of the fleas were and i was covered in them…still! i thought this stuff was meant to render everything dead? they still looked pretty much…
Hm – I seem to be the only one who’s actually heard of it. Was it me that recommended it to you?! Skoosh is a VERY new product, it’s only been out like, 2 months. So I’d be surprised if you found anyone on the internet who’s used it. There’s no reason it should be harmful, silicone is non-toxic. Remember we implant it in our, an animal’s bodies! Chalice