Pest Prevention Checklist Project Guide

Project Guide
8 simple steps to prevent unwanted
guests on your pet and in your home:
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1. Wash pet’s bedding regularly with a detergent, then dry
on high heat.
2. Clean, mop and vacuum your home to get rid of
immature fleas and their food sources.
3. Vacuum frequently and change the bag right away,
discarding the old bag in a closed plastic bag.
4. Check pets regularly for fleas and “flea dirt,” the feces
of adult fleas, with a flea comb. Flea dirt looks like tiny
dark specks and will turn red if you get them wet and
rub them a little. If detected, treat the animal and the
environment (bedding, carpet, furniture, etc.) with
appropriate flea and tick products to kill fleas and
prevent eggs and larvae from developing. Always read
labels carefully.
5. Check pets (and yourself) for ticks, especially after
spending time outdoors in wooded or grassy areas. If
a tick is found, remove the entire tick with fine-point
tweezers, then wash hands thoroughly.
6. Mow lawns frequently and remove brush, tall grasses,
leaves and debris to make your yard less inviting for
ticks. Ticks lie in wait for hosts in such areas with front
legs extended, then latch undetected on to passing
animals or people.
7. To reduce the risk of heartworm, reduce your pet’s
exposure to mosquitoes by removing standing water
from buckets, old tires and other areas in the yard
where mosquitoes may breed.
8. Use flea, tick and mosquito repellents on pets, in the
home, and in other areas as needed to keep pests at
bay. Read labels carefully and use only as directed.
Information on specific types of flea and tick products
and their uses is available on the Internet at
Pest Prevention
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Flea Spray
Flea Collar
Spot On’s
Yard & Kennel Sprays
Tick Removal Tool
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Control Fleas & Ticks with Adams™ Flea & Tick Products
Kill them on your pet, in your home, and in your yard!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I apply the product for?
Most of the Adams products kill and prevent fleas, ticks, lice
and mosquitoes. Products can be applied as a preventive or as
a maintenance program. Repeat applications may be necessary
to treat severe infestations. It may be necessary to wait before
reapplying. Always refer to the product label before reapplication.
How do I know that the product is safe for use on my dog
or cat?
All of the Adams products are EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency) approved as well as registered in each state. Each product
has to go through extensive testing before being approved by
the EPA. All products must be kept current and registered by this
Did you know...
Most of the fleas and ticks that threaten your dog or cat
aren’t even on your pet...yet! For instance, the adult fleas that
bite and itch are only about 5% of the total population.
The other 95% are immature fleas - eggs, larvae and pupae. They live
in your pet’s bedding. In your carpet, on your furniture, in your car,
and in your yard. You can find them everywhere your pet goes.
As they mature into adults, they jump onto your pet. It’s a constant
process. Unless you kill them BEFORE they become biting, breeding
To effectively control fleas and ticks on your pet and in your
home follow this 4-step program:
1. Treat the pet
Bathe, use spot on’s, collars, and flea & tick sprays such as Adams™
Flea & Tick Mists for cats. It can be sprayed on cats, cat beds, furniture
and carpeting. It kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes and can
kill flea eggs and larvae for 3 months.
2. Treat the home
Use carpet sprays and foggers to eliminate fleas and ticks from the
home such as Adams™ Carpet Spray or Adams™ Room Fogger. Adams™
Carpet Spray kills fleas and flea eggs and can control a flea infestation
for up to 210 days. It also kills ticks, ants, spiders, roaches and crickets.
Adams™ Room Fogger kills fleas and flea eggs plus ticks, spiders, ants
and cockroaches. It inhibits reinfestation for up to 7 months and one
can treats up to 6,000 cu. ft.
3. Treat the yard
Use a yard and kennel spray to eliminate fleas from the area where
your pet plays.
4. Continued maintenance
Use dog collars, sprays and carpet powders to continually keep the area
free from infestation.
How often do I need to reapply the product(s)?
The duration of the products effectiveness varies from product to
product. Always read labels carefully and follow label instructions
before reapplying.
What is the difference between mists and shampoos?
Adams mists differ from shampoos because they are designed to
be used on the pet itself or as a premise control product. Adams
mists can be used as a complement to your pet’s regular flea
and tick control maintenance program. Mists can be applied
directly onto the animal as well as treating pet bedding, carpet,
and upholstery to kill and temporarily repel fleas, ticks, lice and
mosquitoes. Shampoos are gentle formulas that allow pet owners
to cleanse and deodorize and add luster to your pet’s coat while
killing fleas, flea eggs, ticks and lice.
Never use any Adams product in any manner that is inconsistent with the package labeling. Always consult a
veterinarian before using any product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals or animals on medication.
Bio Spot ® - Quality protection for your pet, home and yard without making a special trip to your vet.
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is Bio Spot for Dogs? How long will it last?
Bio Spot for Dogs kills and repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Test results show that 92% of adult fleas are controlled within
24 hours of application, with control rising to nearly 100%
within a few days. Bio Spot for Dogs kills and repels adult fleas,
brown dog ticks, and American dog ticks for up to four weeks.
It kills and repels deer ticks (carrier of Lyme disease) for up to
four weeks. It prevents blood feeding by mosquitoes (vector
of heartworm) for up to four weeks. It also kills flea eggs and
larvae for up to 123 days!
Is there a difference in the way Bio Spot for Dogs works
on long and short-haired dogs?
No. Bio Spot for Dogs moves through the oily coating of the
dog’s hair and skin surface. Fleas and other pests contact Bio
Spot for Dogs as they infest your dog and are repelled or killed.
id you know...
Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance - they can be a danger
to both animals and people. In one day, a single flea can bite a
cat or dog more than 400 times. Protecting your entire family
from fleas and ticks is possible with Farnam’s comprehensive
line of flea and tick control products.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - especially
when it comes to flea, tick and mosquito control. Treating
pets monthly with a topical provides continuing flea and tick
control for your pets. Flea and tick collars also provide ongoing
protection lasting 4 to 8 months depending on the collar.
Even with the most diligent efforts to protect your pets and
homes you may still fall victim to these creepy critters. When
that occurs, simply eliminating adult fleas and ticks is not sufficient
because the eggs and larvae may be hiding in carpeting, bedding,
upholstery and floors. The maturation process may take months,
so killing the eggs and larvae is critical to effectively eliminating
fleas. Products with an Insect Growth Regulator, or IGR, disrupt the
normal flea metamorphosis, killing them or preventing immature
fleas from becoming normal adults.
Products that aid in flea and tick control come in many forms. Some
act as repellents; some kill adult fleas and ticks; and some attack
the immature fleas, preventing them from developing into adults
that reproduce and continue the life cycle. Some products do all
three. Farnam Companies, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of brands
and high quality products to meet your flea and tick control needs.
What if my dog swims or gets wet in the rain?
The ingredients in Bio Spot for Dogs are not soluble in water,
so rain and swimming have a minimal effect. Bio Spot for Dogs
remains in the natural, water-repelling oily layer of your dog’s
coat and skin surface.
Should my pet be clean before I apply Bio Spot for Dogs?
Bathing your dog is not required before applying Bio Spot for
Dogs. However, because bathing removes some of Bio Spot for
Dogs’ active ingredients, bathing your dog before treatment is
preferable to bathing your dog soon after treatment.
Can I use Bio Spot for Dogs on puppies?
Bio Spot for Dogs should only be used on puppies older than 12
weeks of age.
Unlike dogs, cats and ferrets tend to be sensitive to permethrin at the dosage level found in Bio Spot for Dogs. DO NOT USE BIO SPOT FLEA & TICK CONTROL FOR DOGS ON CATS OR FERRETS or animals other than dogs. Cats which actively groom
(lick) or engage in close physical contact with recently treated dogs may be at risk of toxic exposure. Nearly all dogs tolerate Bio Spot for Dogs well. But, as with any pesticide product, drug, or food, rare individual dogs may be sensitive to one or more
of the ingredients. If your dog shows signs of irritation or sensitivity to the product (redness or itchiness at the application site), discontinue use and bathe the dog with a mild, non-insecticidal shampoo; seek veterinary advice.
D-Worm™ - The Widest Selection for Pet Deworming Needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are hookworms?
Hookworms are evil little creatures that feed off the intestinal
walls. They are passed to other animals through soil, where
eggs have been laid. These are incredibly easy to contract.
The larvae that live in the soil can enter the body through the
feet and travel throughout the system until they reach the
intestines where they stay to feed off of blood and lay eggs
that shed once again, in feces and contaminate the ground.
What are roundworms?
The most common of internal parasites beside Tapeworms,
roundworms frequently infect pets. They look suspiciously like
thin spaghetti noodles and can often be found in feces with
the naked eye.
Did you know...
Puppies can actually be BORN with worms?
The most common are roundworms, hookworms and
tapeworms. And these parasites can be especially dangerous
for puppies. Examine your pup frequently for symptoms – such
as dull, rough coat, pot belly, or weight loss. And veterinarians
recommend regular treatment to prevent re-infestation. Farnam
offers a variety of products to make it easy for you to do and safe
for your pup.
If you suspect your small dog or puppy has worms, take action
quickly. D-Worm from Farnam is a safe, effective medication for
removing roundworms and hookworms from your dog. Choose
the formula that best applies to your pet.
Our D-Worm™ Chewable Tablets are proven to be highly
effective in the removal of roundworms and hookworms. They
prevent reinfection of roundworms in puppies, adult dogs
and lactating bitches after whelping. Plus, there’s no fasting
You should treat puppies at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 weeks of age and
adults every month or at least twice a year.
D-Worm Liquid for Kittens, Cats, Puppies and Dogs is safe,
effective, and easy to use. It contains Piperazine To Control
Roundworms and provides a high margin of safety for even kittens
and puppies. Plus, it’s easy to use—simply mix it into your pet’s
food. It may be consumed by cats, dogs, kittens and puppies over
4 weeks of age.
Suggested Use: 1/4 teaspoon for each 2-1/2 lbs of body weight.
Mix proper dosage with any amount of palatable feed that will
be consumed in one serving. If possible, confine treated pets for a
day or two so that the droppings can be collected and destroyed.
Heavily infested animals may require a second treatment after two
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment
and control of parasites.
How does my dog or cat get intestinal worms
(tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms)?
Dogs and cats are most commonly infected when they
ingest (eat) intestinal worm eggs that have been passed
through the feces of an infected dog or cat. Tapeworms can
be transmitted to pets that ingest fleas or other intermediate
hosts, such as small rodents, that carry tapeworm larvae.
Some worm species can be transmitted to puppies and
kittens through the mother’s placenta and milk.
If my dog or cat has roundworms, can they be
transmitted to me?
Roundworms are the most common intestinal parasite
of pets and the most likely to be transmitted to humans.
Humans can accidentally ingest infective worm eggs that
have been passed through the pet’s feces and left in the
environment. The eggs hatch in the human’s intestinal
tract, and the immature worms travel to various tissues
in the body, including the eyes and brain, causing serious