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Preventing fleas and ticks is cheaper than controlling them once there is a flea infestation. Flea and tick prevention products that contain insect growth regulators (IGR) stops eggs and larvae from developing into adult fleas.
At least 95% of the flea population exists as eggs, larvae, and pupae that hide in carpets and yards while adult fleas make up only 1-5% of the flea population. Using flea control products with insect growth regulators (IGRs) doesn't only stop the problem, but it also helps to prevent an infestation from occurring.
Unsure which flea and tick treatment is best for your pet? Use our guide to to help you find out "Which flea prevention is best for my pet?"

Preventing a flea and tick infestation
Flea and tick preventatives can help your pet avoid:

Flea and tick prevention keeps your pet healthy. Your pet won't pick up tapeworms or have flea bites that cause itching misery and flea allergy dermatitis. In addition, you can help prevent diseases that fleas and ticks carry such as Lyme Disease, ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick paralysis.

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