Fleas can quickly become a significant problem for cats, dogs and the rest of the family. Cats can pick up fleas anywhere – the bush, your own backyard, even your own house if a flea‑infested animal was there before.
That’s because the adult fleas on untreated animals lay eggs that fall into the environment. Each female flea can produce 40 to 50 eggs a day – that’s up to 2,000 in her lifetime. These eggs develop into larvae and pupae in the environment. Inside these pupae are ready-to-hatch fleas which can remain dormant for weeks to months in their cocoons. When conditions are right— enough heat, carbon dioxide and animal activity — the fleas hatch as young, hungry adult fleas, ready to infest your pet. When we turn our heaters on we provide the optimum environment for fleas to hatch into.
Since only adult fleas are visible on the pet, by the time they are noticed there may already be a large infestation in the home environment. This is why regular monthly flea control is so important.
Fleas can also lead to health problems for your pets. Some pets develop severe allergies to flea bites (called flea allergy dermatitis) and may continue scratching their skin long after the fleas have gone. Fleas are also responsible for transmitting the dog tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum) to dogs, cats and even humans. Fleas can spread bacterial diseases, too.
Choosing a flea control treatment that not only kills adult fleas but also breaks the flea cycle is important to get an existing flea infestation under control and to prevent a new one establishing.
Activyl® is a new spot-on product that kills fleas before they bite and controls the egg and larvae in your carpets, lounges, beds and cushions.
Activyl® is also the first flea control product that works through bioactivation
If you were a dog or cat, you’d want a treatment that was effective at killing fleas, yet gentle*. Activyl®, a new spot-on flea treatment, works in a different way to conventional flea products. It works through bioactivation which means it only becomes fully active once inside the flea, to deliver full flea-killing power. It is applied to a small area of a pet’s skin and spreads throughout the lipid layer.
Activyl® breaks the flea life cycle and prevents re-infestation
Apply Activyl® monthly to break the flea life cycle. This:
– Ensures that the fleas that jump onto your pet soon stop feeding, are paralysed and die
– Kills eggs and larvae in the environment and prevents reinfestation
– Helps in the management of pets that develop itchy skin (flea allergy dermatitis or FAD) due to flea bites
Activyl® kills fleas fast
Activyl® starts working within 8 hours and keeps working throughout the month.
Activyl® is conveniently available in single and six dose packs