The Ultimate Defense Against Fleas & Ticks: Repelz Electromagnetic Flea & Tick Tag and Flea Destroyer

As devoted pet owners, we all understand the constant battle against fleas and ticks that relentlessly torment our beloved furry companions. These persistent pests not only cause discomfort and incessant itching but also pose a serious threat by transmitting harmful diseases. However, fear not, for there are now revolutionary and natural solutions available to combat this issue. Allow us to introduce you to the powerful duo of Repelz Electromagnetic Flea & Tick Tag and Flea Destroyer beneficial nematodes. Together, they offer a chemical-free and 100% safe solution to shield your pets from these troublesome parasites.

Defeating Pests – The Dynamic Duo

The combination of Repelz Electromagnetic Flea & Tick Tag and Flea Destroyer is the ultimate 1-2 punch against fleas, ticks, and other parasites that lurk in your yard or surroundings. This powerful tandem not only eliminates existing infestations but also prevents further attacks on your pets, granting them complete protection whenever they venture outdoors. 

Repelz Electromagnetic Flea and Tick Tag: Shielding Your Pet from Pests

Cutting-Edge Innovation in Flea & Tick Prevention: At the forefront of lifetime flea and tick prevention, Repelz Electromagnetic Flea & Tick Tag stands as a game-changer in the battle against these pesky intruders. Unlike conventional flea collars and spot treatments laden with harsh chemicals and pesticides, this innovative device offers a safe and sustainable alternative. 

Harnessing Electromagnetic Power: The Repelz Electromagnetic Flea & Tick Tag utilizes low-frequency electromagnetic waves, creating an invisible shield around your pet. This lightweight and compact tag emits scalar waves that synchronize with your pet’s natural electromagnetic frequency, forming a bio-resonant barrier. The resulting scalar waves disrupt the sensory organs of fleas, ticks, and other flying pests, compelling them to stay away from your pet. 

Safe & Easy to Use: Ensuring the utmost safety for your furry friends, the tag is entirely safe for both dogs and cats. Attaching it to any collar or harness is a breeze, and with its water-resistant and durable build, it provides continuous protection, even during outdoor adventures. 

Long-Lasting Protection: The Repelz tag is designed to last a lifetime and comes with a reassuring 10-year replacement warranty. To maintain the synchronized frequency, the tag must remainattached to your pet. As your pet stays shielded from fleas and ticks, the Flea Destroyer Beneficial Nematodes take care of eradicating the flea population in your yard.

Flea Destroyer Beneficial Nematodes: Vanquishing Fleas at the Source

The Power ofBeneficial Nematodes: Flea Destroyer Beneficial Nematodes are tiny, yet formidable allies in the battle against fleas. These naturally o

ccurring microscopic worms prey on flea larvae and pupae, effectively disrupting their life cycle and eliminating them before they can mature into biting adults. Their presence in your yard ensures that the flea population is kept under control, reducing the risk of re-infestation. 

Environmental & Pet-Friendly Solution: A distinct advantage of using Beneficial Nematodes is that they are entirely safe for pets, humans, and other beneficial insects in your yard. They do not harm earthworms or ladybugs, making them an eco-friendly choice for pest control. 

Simple Application: Applying Flea Destroyer Beneficial Nematodes is a straightforward process. They can be easily dispersed in your yard using a sprayer or a watering can. Once released, they seek out flea larvae and pupae, ensuring that the next generation of fleas are effectively eliminated.

Safeguarding Your Pets and Home 

When it comes to protecting your pets from the relentless onslaught of fleas and ticks, the combination of the Repelz Electromagnetic Flea & Tick Tag and Flea Destroyer Beneficial Nematodes are a match made in heaven. By utilizing the natural power of low-frequency electromagnetic waves and the protection of beneficial nematodes, this dynamic duo delivers an unparalleled defense against pests. 

With the Repelz tag safeguarding your pet and the Flea Destroyer nematodes eliminating fleas at the source, you can bid farewell to constant worry and itching. Instead, embrace the joy of spending quality time with your furry companions, both indoors and outdoors, knowing that they are protected from the harmful parasites that once plagued them. 

Make the wise choice today and equip your pets with the ultimate defense against fleas and ticks. Provide them with the comfort and security they deserve, while also creating a pest-free environment that keeps your entire family safe and happy. Embrace the power of Repelz and Flea Destroyer and bid farewell to flea and tick woes once and for all!

Pets and Pests: Controlling Fleas and 250+ other pests!

From our homes to our gardens, insect pests can prove to be more than just a nuisance. These tiny invaders can be carriers of diseases and invaders of our personal spaces. The pests that put our pets in danger can be harmful to humans, too. To help us in our battle against these pests, nature provides us with a powerful ally: Flea Destroyer’s beneficial nematodes, scientifically known as Steinernema Carpocapsae and Steinernema Feltiae.

Despite its name, Flea Destroyer is not limited to the destruction of fleas. These beneficial nematodes can target and control more than 250 different types of pests, including some of the most harmful ones. Let’s look into a few of these pests and understand how Flea Destroyer can help control them.

List of Pests:

  1. Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito): This species of mosquito is a primary vector for several harmful diseases including dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever. They bite during the day and can spread these diseases to both humans and pets.
  2. Aedes sierrensis (Treehole Mosquito): While less commonly associated with disease transmission than Aedes aegypti, the treehole mosquito can carry various arboviruses, posing a potential health risk to both humans and pets.
  3. Blatella germanica (German Cockroach): German cockroaches can spread a number of diseases by contaminating food and surfaces in homes. They can also cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma in some people, especially children.
  4. Coptotermes formosanus (Formosan Subterranean Termite): These termites are an invasive species and are known for causing severe structural damage to buildings, posing a significant risk to human safety. They do not pose a direct health risk to pets.
  5. Culiseta inornata (Winter Mosquito) & Culex pipiens (Northern House Mosquito): These mosquitos are known carriers of diseases such as West Nile virus and various types of encephalitis, posing a health risk to humans and pets.
  6. Anastrepha ludens (Mexican Fruit Fly): These annoying pests are bothersome to pets and people – adding Flea Destroyer to your yard can help control them.
  7. Musca domestica (House Fly): House flies can carry numerous diseases due to their habits of moving between waste and human foods. They can spread diseases like food poisoning and dysentery to humans and pets.
  8. Popillia japonica (Japanese Beetle): These beetles can destroy plants, including those in gardens and parks that people and pets enjoy. They are not directly harmful to humans or pets but can impact quality of life by damaging the environment.
  9. Solenopsis spp (Fire Ant): Fire ants can deliver painful bites and stings that can cause allergic reactions in both humans and pets. They are aggressive and can invade homes and yards, posing a significant nuisance and potential health risk.
  10. Siphonapteraspp (Flea): Fleas are parasites that bite humans and pets, causing itching and allergic reactions. They can also transmit diseases like plague and typhus, and parasites like tapeworms, to both humans and pets.
  11. Vespula pensylvanica (western yellowjacket) can pose a significant threat to people and pets. Their aggressive nature coupled with a painful sting that can induce allergic reactions makes them a hazard. Moreover, they’re attracted to human food, making outdoor activities risky, and can cause damage by nesting in homes and yards.

 

We’re sharing this information because we want people to know that they don’t have to suffer – there is a solution, provided by Mother Nature. If we work with the earth, we can protect ourselves, our pets, and our planet from both parasites and pesticides.

 

If you’re interested in ordering Flea Destroyer, follow this link to see a list of our retail partners. If you’d like to carry Flea Destroyer in your store, click the “Order Now” button and register as wholesaler.

 

If you’re curious about the rest of the pests that Flea Destroyer helps control, here you go!

 

  1. Acanthoscelides obtectus (bean weevil)
  2. Acheta assimilis (field cricket)
  3. Acheta domescica (house cricket)
  4. Achroia grisella (lesser wax moth)
  5. Acrolepia assectella (leek moth)
  6. Acromyrmex octospinosus
  7. Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito)
  8. Aedes sierrensis (treehole mosquito)
  9. Aegorhinus phaleratus
  10. Aethina tumida(small hive beetle)
  11. Agriotes lineatus (lined click beetle)
  12. Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm)
  13. Agrotis segetum (turnip moth)
  14. Agrotis subterranea (granulate cutworm)
  15. Alabama argillacea (cotton leafworm)
  16. Alsophila pometaria (fall cankerworm)
  17. Alticini spp (flea beetle)
  18. Amphitornus coloradus (striped slant-face)
  19. Anabrus simplex (Mormon cricket)
  20. Anarsia lineatella (peach twig borer)
  21. Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly)
  22. Anax junius (green darner)
  23. Antheraea pernyi (Chinese tussar moth)
  24. Anthonomus grandis (boll weevil)
  25. Anthonomus vestitus (Peruvian boll weevil)
  26. Aramyelois transitella (navel orangeworm)
  27. Argyrotaenia citiana (apple skinworm)
  28. Athalia proxima (mustard sawfly)
  29. Athalia rosae (turnip sawfly)
  30. Aubacophora foveicollis
  31. Aulocara elliotti (bigheaded cricket)
  32. Barathra brassicae
  33. Barias spp
  34. Baris caeralesceus
  35. Billbugs
  36. Blatella germanica (German cockroach)
  37. Blissus leucopterus insularis (southern chinch bug)
  38. Bombyx mori (silkworm)
  39. Brachycerus undatus (garlic weevil)
  40. Bradysia spp (fungus gnat)
  41. Brevicoryne brassicae (cabbage aphid)
  42. Bruneria brunnea (Bruner’s grasshopper)
  43. Caliroa aethiops (rose sawfly)
  44. Camponotus spp
  45. Campsomeris dorsata
  46. Carpophilus hemipterus (dried-fruit beetle)
  47. Carpophilus humeralis (pineapple beetle)
  48. Carpophilus multilatus
  49. Carpophilus obsoletus
  50. Cassida rubiginosa (thistle tortoise beetle)
  51. Ceutorhynchus assimilis (cabbage seed pod weevil)
  52. Chaetocnema confinis (sweetpotato flea beetle)
  53. Chilo suppressalis (rice striped stem borer)
  54. Chlorida festiva (longhorned beetle)
  55. Choristoneura fumiferana (eastern spruce budworm)
  56. Choristoneura pinus (jack pine budworm)
  57. Choristoneura rosaceana (oblique-banded leafroller)
  58. Chrysopa collaris
  59. Chrysoteuchia topiaria(cranberry girldler)
  60. Cirphis compta (army-worm)
  61. Coleomegylla spp
  62. Conoderus falli (southern potato wireworm)
  63. Coptotermes formosanus (Formosan subterranean termite)
  64. Corythaica cyathicollis (lace bug)
  65. Cosmopolites sordidus (banana root borer)
  66. Culex pipiens (northern house mosquito)
  67. Culiseta inornata (winter mosquito)
  68. Curculio caryae (pecan weevil)
  69. Curculionidae napae
  70. Curculionidae picitarsis (winter stem weevil)
  71. Curculionidae quadridens (bark beetle)
  72. Curculionidae pleurostigma (turnip gall weevil)
  73. Cylas formicarius(sweetpotato weevil)
  74. Dasyneura brassicae (brassica pod midge)
  75. Delia radicum (cabbage root maggot)
  76. Dendroctonus frontalis (southern pine beetle)
  77. Dendrolimus pini (pine tree lappet)
  78. Dermacentor marginatus
  79. Dermestes vulpinus (leather beetle)
  80. Diabrotica balteata (banded cucumber beetle)
  81. Diabrotica virgifera virgifera(corn rootworm)
  82. Diacrisia obliqua
  83. Diaphania hyalinata (melonworm moth)
  84. Diaprepes abbreviata (diaprepes root weevil)
  85. Diatraea saccharalis (sugarcane borer)
  86. Dicyphus famelicus
  87. Dinoderus minutus (bamboo borer)
  88. Diprion similis (introduced pine sawfly)
  89. Dysdercus cingulatus
  90. Dysdercus peruvianus
  91. Eburia octomaculata
  92. Ectinohoplia rufipes
  93. Ectinus dahuricus
  94. Elasmopalpus lignosellus (lesser cornstalk borer)
  95. Ephestia elutella (tobacco moth)
  96. Ephestia kuehniella (Mediterranean flour moth)
  97. Epilachna varivestis (Mexican bean beetle)
  98. Epinotia aporema
  99. Estigeme acrea (saltmarsh caterpillar)
  100. Euxoa messoria (darksided cutworm)
  101. Fumibotys fumalis (mint root borer)
  102. Galleria mellonella (honeycomb moth)
  103. Glossina morsitans (Tsetse fly)
  104. Gnorimoschema operculella
  105. Graphognathus leucoloma (white fringed beetles)
  106. Graphognathus peregrinus
  107. Grapholitha molesta (peach moth)
  108. Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (European mole cricket)
  109. Haptoncus luteolus
  110. Harrisina americana (grapeleaf skeletonizer)
  111. Heilipus latro
  112. Heliothis armigera (cotton bollworm)
  113. Heliothis virescens (tobacco budworm)
  114. Heliothis zea (corn earworm)
  115. Herse convolvuli
  116. Hexacolus guyanensis
  117. Hibernia defoliaria
  118. Hieroxestis subcervinella
  119. Hydraecia xanthenes (artichoke moth)
  120. Hylamorpha elegans
  121. Hylemya antiqua(onion maggot)
  122. Hylemya brassicae
  123. Hylemya platura (seedcorn maggot)
  124. Hylemya floralis (turnip root fly)
  125. Hylobius radicis (pine root collar weevil)
  126. Hypera postica (alfalfa weevil)
  127. Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm)
  128. Hyponomeuta malinellus
  129. Hypsipila grandella
  130. Laphygma frugiperda (fall army worm)
  131. Lasioderma serricorne (cigarette beetle or tobacco beetle)
  132. Laspeyresia pomonella (coddling moth)
  133. Lepttarsa decemlineataino (Colorado potato beetle)
  134. Leucinodes orbonalis (eggplant fruit and shoot borer)
  135. Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (rice water weevil)
  136. Listroderus costirostris obliquus (vegetable weevil)
  137. Listronotus maculicollis(annual bluegrass weevil)
  138. Lyctus spp
  139. Macraspis tristis
  140. Macronoctua onusta(iris borer)
  141. Maculella noctuides
  142. Madoniella
  143. Malacosoma americanum (eastern tent caterpillar)
  144. Malacosoma neustria (lackey moth)
  145. Malacosoma californicum (western tent caterpillar)
  146. Mamestra oleracea
  147. Margarodes vitium
  148. Melanoplus bruneri (black heeled grasshopper)
  149. Melanoplus mexicanus
  150. Melanoplus packardii
  151. Meligethes spp
  152. Meloidogyne spp (root knot nematode)
  153. Melolontha hippocastani
  154. Mescinia peruella
  155. Mesocondyla condordalis
  156. Metagonistylum minense (Amazon fly)
  157. Metamasius hemipterus (silky cane weevil)
  158. Mocis punctularis
  159. Monochamus scutellatus (white-spotted sawyer)
  160. Musca domestica (house fly)
  161. Nasutitermes costalis
  162. Nauphoeta cinerea (speckled cockroach)
  163. Neocurtilla hexadactyla (northern mole cricket)
  164. Neodiprion americanus pratti (Virginia pine sawfly)
  165. Neodiprion lecontei (redheaded pine sawfly)
  166. Neodiprion sertifer (European pine sawfly)
  167. Nezara viridula (southern green stink bug)
  168. Noctuidae spp (including corn earworm)
  169. Oncopera fasciculata
  170. Operophthera brumata (winter moth)
  171. Opogona sacchari (banana moth)
  172. Orfelia spp (fungus gnat)
  173. Ostrinia nubilalis (European corn borer)
  174. Othnonius batesi
  175. Otiorhynchus ovatus (strawberry weevil)
  176. Otiorhynchus sulcatus(black vine weevil)
  177. Pantomorus spp
  178. Papilio demodocus (citrus swallowtail)
  179. Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)
  180. Papilio epiphorbas
  181. Parasa variabilis
  182. Passalus unicornis
  183. Paxillus puncticollis
  184. Pectinophora gossypiella (pink bollworm)
  185. Pennisetia marginata(raspberry crown borer)
  186. Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)
  187. Periplaneta americana (American cockroach)
  188. Phlebestroma quadrimaculatum
  189. Phryganidia californica (California oakworm)
  190. Phthia picta
  191. Phyllophaga(all types of white grubs)
  192. Phyllotreta spp (including the striped flea beetle)
  193. Pieris brassicae (cabbage white)
  194. Pieris rapae (small white)
  195. Pikonema alaskensis (yellowheaded spruce sawfly)
  196. Pissodes notatus
  197. Plagiodera versicolora (imported willow leaf beetle)
  198. Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug)
  199. Platyptilia carduidactyla (artichoke plume moth)
  200. Plectris aliena
  201. Plodia interpunctella (Indianmeal moth)
  202. Plusia gamma (silver-y moth)
  203. Plutella maculipennis (diamondback moth)
  204. Pococera atramentalis
  205. Polystes spp
  206. Popillia japonica(Japanese beetle)
  207. Poplar clearwing borer
  208. Porthetria dispar (gypsy moth)
  209. Premnotrypes vorax (potato weevil)
  210. Prionoxystus robiniae(carpenterworm)
  211. Pristiphora californica (California pear sawfly)
  212. Pristiphora erichsonii (larch sawfly)
  213. Prodenia eridania
  214. Protoparce sexta (tobacco hornworm)
  215. Pseudaletia separata
  216. Pseudaletia unipuncta (armyworm)
  217. Pseudexentera mali (pale apple leafroller moth)
  218. Pseudosphinx tetrio (plumeria caterpillar)
  219. Psylliodes chrysocephala (cabbage stem flea beetle)
  220. Pyrausta nubilalis
  221. Pyrausta nubilalis (European cornworm)
  222. Pyrrhocorus spp
  223. Rhagolites pomonella (apple maggot)
  224. Rhodnius prolixus
  225. Rhyacionia buoliana (pine shoot moth)
  226. Rhyacionia frustrana (Nantucket pine tip moth)
  227. Rhynchophorus cruentatus(palmetto weevil)
  228. Scirpophaga nivella (sugarcane top borer)
  229. Scolytus scolytus (large elm bark beetle)
  230. Scotogramma trifoli (clover cutworm)
  231. Selatosomus reichardti
  232. Sericesthis germinata
  233. Sesamia inferens (pink borer)
  234. Simulium vittatum
  235. Siphonapteraspp (flea)
  236. Sod webworm
  237. Solenopsis spp (fire ant)
  238. Sphex caliginosus
  239. Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm)
  240. Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm)
  241. Spodoptera litura (Oriental leafworm moth)
  242. Stelidota geminata (strawberry sap beetle)
  243. Symmerista albifrons
  244. Synanthedon exitios(peach tree borer)
  245. Synanthedon scitula(dogwood borer)
  246. Systena spp
  247. Tenebrio molitor (yellow mealworm beetle)
  248. Termes spp
  249. Tipulidae spp(crane fly)
  250. Triatoma infestans
  251. Tribolium castaneum (red flour beetle)
  252. Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)
  253. Tryporyza incertulas (yellow stem borer)
  254. Turpilia rigulosa
  255. Urbanus proteus (long-tailed skipper)
  256. Vespula pensylvanica (western yellowjacket)
  257. Vespula rufa atropilosa
  258. Vitacea polistiformis (grape root borer)
  259. Xylocopa mordax (carpenter bee)
  260. Yponeumata padella (orchard ermine)
  261. Zabrus tenebriodes
  262. Zinkenia fascialis
  263. Zophobas atratus (giant mealworm beetle)

 

Fighting Flea Infestations, Naturally: Flea Destroyer is More Than Just a Preventative Measure

When it comes to protecting our pets from fleas, it’s easy to forget about prevention, especially when you’re dealing with an emergency – existing infestations. We’re here to tell you: even if you’re already being overrun by fleas, it’s not too late to use Flea Destroyer.

Flea Destroyer is a new way for you to control fleas, and even more: to be free from fleas, all year long.

Flea Destroyer is an innovative organic flea control solution, and is designed not only to prevent flea infestations but also to tackle existing ones, ensuring the health and happiness of your furry companions. In this article, we’ll explore how Flea Destroyer’s beneficial nematodes impact the flea life cycle and how pet parents can expect to see results within just 6-8 days.

How Flea Destroyer Works

Flea Destroyer is a unique, eco-friendly solution that utilizes beneficial nematodes to combat flea infestations. These microscopic, non-toxic, and naturally occurring organisms specifically target flea larvae and pupae in the environment, breaking the flea life cycle and putting an end to infestations.

The flea life cycle consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the host animal, which then fall off into the environment, such as your pet’s bedding, carpets, or yard. These eggs hatch into larvae, which feed on organic debris before developing into pupae. Finally, the pupae mature into adult fleas, which then seek out a new host to feed on and lay their eggs, continuing the cycle.

Beneficial nematodes actively hunt for flea larvae and pupae in the environment, entering their hosts through natural body openings. Once inside, the nematodes release a specific type of bacteria that kills the flea larvae and pupae within 24-48 hours. The nematodes then feed on the dead fleas, reproduce, and continue searching for more hosts, ensuring long-lasting flea control.

Results in Just 6-8 Days

One of the many advantages of using Flea Destroyer is the speed at which it can yield results. Pet parents who apply Flea Destroyer to their pets’ environment can expect to see a noticeable reduction in flea populations within just 6-8 days. This rapid decrease in fleas is attributed to the nematodes’ ability to effectively target and disrupt the flea life cycle, preventing new generations of fleas from maturing and infesting your pets. Plus, applying just once can help you be free from fleas for the whole rest of the year.

Safety and Environmental Benefits

In addition to being a fast-acting flea control solution, Flea Destroyer is also safe for your pets, family, and the environment. Beneficial nematodes are non-toxic and naturally occurring, posing no threat to humans, animals, or plants. Unlike chemical treatments, Flea Destroyer won’t harm beneficial insects like bees, butterflies, and ladybugs, making it an excellent choice for eco-conscious pet parents.

Flea Destroyer’s beneficial nematodes are some of the most ancient multicellular organisms on earth. They are naturally occurring in healthy soils all over North America – the problem is that, after nearly 100 years of spraying pesticides, we don’t have much healthy soil left. Applying Flea Destroyer is re-introducing fleas’ natural predator to their natural habitat. Flea Destroyer is adding life to your garden, and enhancing natural biodiversity.

Get Flea Destroyer today!

Flea Destroyer is more than just a preventative measure; it’s an effective and eco-friendly solution for treating existing flea infestations. By harnessing the power of beneficial nematodes to disrupt the flea life cycle, Flea Destroyer delivers visible results within 6-8 days, ensuring the well-being of your pets and the environment. As pet parents, it’s our responsibility to protect our furry friends from fleas, and Flea Destroyer makes it easier than ever to do so with confidence and peace of mind.

You can find a list of our retailers on our website, or sign up as a wholesaler, if you’re interested in carrying Flea Destroyer at your store or practice.

A Key Ingredient in a Better Solution for Flea Control

In this article, Dr. Natasha Lilly from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT), addresses veterinarians about how Flea Destroyer can be a solution for their clients. We are so grateful for Dr. Lilly’s insights and contribution!

By: Dr. Natasha Lilly

Did you know that the biodiversity of healthy soils is akin to a rainforest of diversity below the surface? Just as we have a macroscopic ecosystem (a macro-biome) that we witness above ground, there is a microscopic self-organizing world of living systems (a microbiome) working to thrive below our feet. Our macroscopic ecosystem is typically a reflection of what we have beneath the surface. If we have diminished native species and diversity above ground, we have likely created this problem from below.  

How does this apply to you, as the veterinarian?

Simply put, we cannot ignore the factors that either support healthy systems or diminish them if we are looking to develop a whole health approach for our pets.  The conventional approach in veterinary medicine is not so different from the approach used in conventional agriculture systems to care for soil and plants. Just as the farmers use ‘cides’; pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and others to manage their land and crops, we use pesticides, antibiotics, antifungals, and other ‘cidal’ agents to treat our patients. This typical approach leaves toxins behind and massive potholes for opportunistic organisms to move into place. Nothing living operates well in isolation. In veterinary medicine, we often first see this manifest as GI dysbiosis, dermatopathies, and oral cavity disease. 

Risks and Opportunities

To be transparent, I am an advocate for integration of conventional and alternative medical practices to create a better health outcome. In essence, I like to have more tools for my trade. In that effort, I came across a relatively new product, nature’s product, that makes sense. This product, Flea Destroyer, takes the angle of boosting environmental defenses versus the ‘clear cutting or massive kill’ approach, which creates potholes and vulnerabilities. Flea Destroyer uses beneficial nematodes that exist ubiquitously in nature to provide a check and balance on a whole living system that is likely out of balance due to our conventional approaches to problem solving. These targeted beneficial organisms infest and consume all flea stages except for the eggs, to halt the flea life cycle. This amounts to approximately 50% of the flea population in the environment at any given time. Infusing beneficial nematodes into the environment has long been used in regenerative agriculture practices for the control of unwanted or dysregulated populations of parasitic pests. It makes sense to start defending our pet’s environments using this same angle for a more sustainable, prevention-focused and less toxic health solution.

The less toxic piece is especially important to discuss. We know that flea and tick products are capable of producing unwanted side-effects direct to our patients such as, skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures and rarely death. (1) For these reasons, we are not able to use topical or oral pesticides without concern, especially when you have patients with immune system dysfunction, seizures, organ dysfunction, and more.  Additionally, many research publications exist stating the undeniable evidence of environmental contamination and mortality of aquatic invertebrates from pesticides such as fipronil and imidacloprid, in these flea and tick control products for pets. (2,3) With the conventional flea and tick pesticides becoming more widespread in our environment, it is highly likely that we will continue to unravel more undesirable side-effects that disrupt life involving macro and microbiome systems.

Offering Solutions

As we know, flea control can be very frustrating for our clients and has to be a multimodal approach to be more effective. This is because at any given time in the flea life cycle, only 5% of the flea population is mature enough to jump on our pets. The remaining 95% exists at different levels of maturity, as eggs, larvae, and pupae. When using the beneficial nematodes,  Steinernema feltiae and Steinernema Carpocapsae,  in Flea Destroyer, your client is able to address approximately 50% of the total flea population present affecting their pet, and in their yard. Topical or oral flea prevention is not only fraught with unwanted side-effects as a toxic chemical addition but also kills only 5% of the flea population. If you want to arm your clients with a robust plan to knock out pesky flea infestations in and around their home, this is what I would recommend:

  1. Typical in-home flea clean up – washing all bedding, vacuuming all flooring, and bathing their pets with something less toxic but naturally effective like this one
  2. Apply Flea Destroyers to the yard as instructed for optimal results and reapply once a year to boost the nematode population.
  3. Regular use of additional non-toxic products for you and your dog to help repel the fleas on your pet and in your environment. 

 

Another way to help transition your clients is to discuss costs involved with each approach to attacking these unwanted, disease carrying, bloodsucking pests. For a 40 pound dog, they will be spending approximately $280 per year (per animal) for a once a month pesticide application to their pet. Additionally, if they are wanting to address more than 5% of the flea population in their household and outside environment, they would spend approximately $96 on a chemical yard solution per year. Meanwhile, they are adding toxins to both the inside and the outside of their home, their pets and themselves at unmeasurable health costs.

If they go the recommended route of a robust, non-toxic, flea extermination and prevention for all dogs and cats living with them, then their costs would be approximately as follows:

The annual application of Flea Destroyers for the size of their yard. Average yard size in a typical neighborhood is close to 2,000 sq ft and cost is $59.99 per box. Topical non-toxic product application every other day to help repel fleas costs approximately $100 – $200 per year depending on the number of pets in their home. This whole health approach continues to address the majority of the flea population at any one time and avoids adding more toxins in our lives. 

What are you waiting for? We need you to educate your clients about this practical, economical and non-toxic solution to a problem we haven’t been able to solve. We are better together. 

 

References:

(1) EPA to Increase Restrictions on Flea and Tick Products Cautions consumers to use products with extra care, 2010

https://www.epa.gov/archive/epapages/newsroom_archive/newsreleases/76d2b52162bcedaa852576e9005c0d97.html 

(2) Potential role of veterinary flea products in widespread pesticide contamination of English rivers, 2021

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969720370911

(3) Flea control products may endanger aquatic invertebrates, 2021

https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2021-04-01/flea-control-products-may-endanger-aquatic-invertebrates

Working With Nature to Avoid Environmental and Health Hazards of Common Flea Pesticides

This article was originally written for and shared with the College of Integrative Veterinary Medicine.

Why are fleas a recurring problem for vets, pet parents, and our furry friends who love to be outside? When people think of fleas, they think of ugly, jumping insect parasites that live on animals and suck their blood. However, what people often fail to realize is that only 5% of the flea population at any given time is mature enough to jump on our pets. The other 95% of the population exists at different levels of maturity, including eggs, larvae, and pupae.

The majority of the flea life cycle doesn’t happen on the animal, in fact, it happens after the eggs dry and fall off of the animals’ body. The common flea, referred to as the “cat flea”, does not limit itself to pets. Cat fleas have been found on over 130 wild animal species around the world. So even if you remove fleas from your pets’ hair or fur, a squirrel, possum, or fox could very likely bring more fleas into your yard the very next day. This makes the soil an essential arena for combatting recurring flea problems.

So what do you do about the soil? Conventional veterinarians (and gardeners) will tell you to apply a pesticide to kill the fleas: once a week to kill the infestation, and then once a month indefinitely after that. These pesticides come with a simple promise – kill the pests – and a complicated warning label and list of side effects. This is an acute, mechanical solution to a chronic problem of disbalance, which in turn, creates new, more persistent issues.

Most popular flea pesticides include a dangerous chemical called bifenthrin. In addition to killing insects, it is highly toxic for aquatic animals, including fish and invertebrates. Bifenthrin enters waterways through water runoff; in one study, bifenthrin was found in 23 of 24 urban creeks in the Sacramento, California area. Sewage treatment plants (or Publicly Owned Treatment Works – POTW) can’t filter out pesticides, so the bifenthrin bioaccumulates in fish bodies, before they are eaten by either sea birds or humans. In addition to all of these downstream impacts, bifenthrin can pose a fatal threat to pets. In 2019, the Journal of Analytical Toxicology published a paper the first reported case of a canine fatality resulting from bifenthrin.

Common pesticides promise to kill the fleas that are causing your problem, but don’t advertise that they’ll also kill everything else. Pesticides get rid of the fleas, but they also kill all of the beneficial insects that live in the soil, including earthworms, ladybugs, and the billions of fungi and microorganisms that help maintain a balanced soil ecosystem. When you kill the entire biological community under our feet, you also kill the beneficial insects that were working to keep the parasites under control. And when everything else has died, only the most aggressive parasites can survive.

It doesn’t matter to fleas if the soil is dead, because once the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on flea dirt that the adult fleas leave behind. This is why fleas are able to hatch in your home as well. Without the threat of their natural predators, fleas replicate out of control, causing cumbersome and dangerous infestations.

Pesticides, whether applied to the yard, topically, or ingested orally, all work against nature’s logic. Killing indiscriminately is a short sighted, compartmentalized, and disharmonious approach, which draws an imaginary and completely arbitrary line between “pests” and the rest of earth’s living creatures. Rebalancing a living system, so that no individual creature has disproportionate impact, requires adding life. One of nature’s most elegant solutions is evolving predators for every kind of creature, to weave a delicate and elaborate web of life.

Fleas’ natural predator is the beneficial nematode. Steinernema feltiae and Steinernema Carpocapsae are insect-parasitic nematodes and kill all flea stages except for eggs. Topical flea medications usually require the adult flea to bite the pet in order to be effective – targeting only 5% of the flea population. Applying beneficial nematodes to the soil expands that range to 50% of the flea population.

Beneficial nematodes are invisible to the naked eye, but they have a huge impact. They kill fleas biologically within 48 hours of application by entering their bodies, depositing a lethal bacteria, and then feeding and breeding inside of the flea for 20-30 days. The body of a flea larva is spacious enough that the nematode population can grow from just 1 or 2 nematodes to 1,000 nematodes in only one month. They can then patrol the soil for up to two years, waiting for their next meal. Even if new fleas are introduced to the environment, they will quickly become food for your nematode guardians.

Unlike pesticides, beneficial nematodes are self-replicating, meaning you can be free from the pesticide treadmill. One annual application is enough to support the nematode population despite seasonal weather events. Frost and extreme heat both cause nematodes to burrow deeper into the soil to more amenable conditions. When conditions improve, some will resurface, but many will stay in the lower levels of the soil. (Re)Applying nematodes is simple: just dilute the nematode mixture in water, wait until dusk, and apply with a watering can or hose-end sprayer to shady and/or damp areas of your lawn and around your house. Target places that your pet likes to hang out – or places that feral animals might pass through or nest in, like underneath the deck.

Better yet, beneficial nematodes are completely safe for pets, people, and the planet. S. Feltiae and S. Carpocapsae specifically target insects with a larval stage in the soil – this exempts earthworms, ladybugs, butterflies, and many other beneficial insects, while targeting 230 other garden pests including fungus gnats, white grubs, weevils, root maggots, fire ants, and more. They cannot survive in the stomach of a mammal, are harmless to aquatic life, and their presence in the soil increases soil health. By digesting fleas and other grubs, they build organic matter, increase plant-available nitrogen, therefore positively impacting the soils’ water retention ability and promoting carbon sequestration.

Following nature’s wisdom is one way to integrate solutions and multiply benefits, and beneficial nematodes are an essential link for long term flea control. Other holistic approaches like essential oils and coconut oil can help avoid picking up fleas in dog parks and public spaces, where fleas run rampant, but you can keep your home and your pets safe from fleas with 10 million tiny but mighty soil-dwelling guardians.

If you’re interested in trying or providing beneficial nematodes, Flea Destroyer is available in wholesale quantities for veterinarians or pet stores. Individuals can purchase Flea Destroyer at online retailers such as Dr. Judy Morgan’s Naturally Healthy Pets.

Are you carrying the pet products your clients really want?

American households are spending more than ever on the health and happiness of their furry family members. In 2021, the American Pet Products Association reported a whopping $123.6 billion invested in pets. Of this total, “Vet Care & Product Sales” accounted for $34.3 billion. To maximize your share of this, it’s important to understand what customers are looking for when they visit your veterinary office.

Clients believe natural is best
A May 2022 report by global market research company Technavio reveals that customers desire natural and organic products. As pet owners tend to view their pets as family members, they take great care to address the health and happiness of their companions. As with the products they use on themselves, pet owners tend to seek a healthier way of life for their pets, avoiding products and processes that appear artificial or chemically based.

Appeal to younger pet parents
Millennials make up 32% of U.S. pet owners—the largest single share—based on a 2020/21 Statista study. Research by SPINS, a wellness-focused data technology company, suggests that natural and organic pet products are desired by 70% of Millennial pet owners, while 68% of Millennials and 73% of the younger Gen Z’s would spend more on sustainable pet products. Clearly, this presents a promising opportunity to optimize the products your veterinary business offers on-premises.

Something to chew on
Many of the products you offer clients may be available from manufacturers who meet natural and sustainable criteria. Pet toys made from materials such as natural wool, hemp, and organic cotton, or natural rubber, offer pet- and planet-friendly alternatives to plastics and other synthetic products.

Treats and supplements
Needless to say, edible pet treats made from all-natural and organic ingredients will appeal to clients concerned about their pet’s well-being. Increasing demand for pet supplements and vitamins has kept pace with interest in overall nutritional products. Demand for pet items containing CBD, in particular, grew 22% in 2021 according to SPINS data. In fact, AKC figures from 2021 show that more than a third of dog owners purchased a CBD product, particularly treats and shampoo, to help with their pet’s anxiety/stress, arthritis/sore joints or pain.

Pet foods
While organic and natural claims have been part of the premium pet food category for quite some time, natural preservation approaches, including botanicals such as green tea and rosemary, now provide additional ways to distinguish products you may wish to offer. These also target consumers who embrace the “clean-label” trend toward enhanced transparency and simple, easy-to-understand ingredients. One more significant trend to consider in this category is the increasing interest in wet pet food, which grew at 1.5 times the total market in the year preceding a 2021 story about the phenomenon on petfoodindustry.com.

Healthier habitats count, too
While you’re considering products with special appeal for your clients, be sure to think outside the house as well. For example, when a need for flea control indicates treatment of a client’s yard and garden, the question of how to get rid of fleas without chemical insecticides is only natural. A solution such as Flea Destroyer’s microorganism-based formula lets you complement whatever pet meds or other treatments you recommend with a people-, pet- and planet-friendly strategy that uses the fleas’ own natural enemy to break their life cycle outdoors.

You see a wide variety of clients in your day-to-day practice. Take advantage of current trends to make their visits to your veterinary office even more worthwhile—by offering natural, organic and sustainable solutions.

For more information about adding Flea Destroyer’s chemical-free, microorganism-based, larva-killing capability to your recommended solutions, call 310-952-5047 or visit fleadestroyer.com.

The perfect “flea speech” and why your clients need to hear it

Since fleas are a fact of life for patients and pet owners alike, veterinary professionals can help clients better understand the risks fleas pose and how to deal with them—often before the client is even aware of the problem.

1: First, a reality check
First, you might begin your discussion by helping clients learn about the ideal conditions for fleas to thrive. In the western and southern U.S., fleas are a year-round problem. In areas that are very hot or very cold, repeated flea infestations are rare. Clients should be vigilant for warning signs of fleas, including pets who are biting, scratching or licking themselves, or pets with itchy skin or sores.

2: More fleas than meet the eye
Next, you can teach your clients that the adult fleas they see are only the tip of the iceberg. The flea has a four-stage life cycle. Adult fleas lay 20-30 eggs per day, which fall off their host and nestle in carpets and bedding, as well as outdoor areas where domestic and feral animals may visit or live (for example, beneath decks of homes or in crawl spaces). There, the flea lives out its larva and pupa stages, largely unseen. So, if a client sees fleas on their pets, there are certainly more on the way.

3: Fleas can be dangerous, not just irritating
Veterinary professionals should help their clients understand that fleas pose more danger to pets and humans than simply leaving irritating, itchy bites. Flea infestations may cause serious allergic reactions and bacterial skin infections. Even worse, they may transmit parasites and cause symptoms such as anemia, weight loss and lethargy in pets.

4: Flea control needs a strategic plan
Having taught your clients about the scope and consequences of untreated flea infestations, you may now help them develop a strategic plan to help end current and future infestations. Breaking the life cycle of the flea is crucial. In addition to killing the live fleas on pets, clients must also clean their pets’ bedding, and vacuum areas inside the home where flea eggs may fall. Most importantly, clients must treat outdoor areas with non-toxic, chemical-free products to kill fleas in their larval stage. A microorganism-based solution such as Flea Destroyer offers an all-natural option that will not harm pets or humans.

5: You’re here to help
You may end your “flea speech” by inviting your clients to rely on your experience. You can be the expert to put an end to their flea troubles. By recommending Flea Destroyer, you will help your clients avoid products that may be unsafe for certain animals. Remind them that without a comprehensive plan to kill fleas on their pets as well as indoors and outdoors where they live and breed, they will not be able to provide their pets with a home free of fleas.

For more information about adding Flea Destroyer’s chemical-free, microorganism-based, larva-killing capability to your recommended solutions, call 310-952-5047 or visit fleadestroyer.com.

How to get rid of fleas – Find and destroy their favorite habitats

Where fleas thrive

Veterinary professionals in the western and southern United States know that “flea season” continues year-round. While flea control for pets, homes, and yards remains a hot topic, it is helpful to understand where the flea problem begins, and that addressing the outdoor areas where fleas breed and thrive is necessary for preventing and controlling repeated infestations.

The “cat flea,” Ctenophalides felis, the prevalent flea species on domestic dogs and cats, thrives in habitats where daytime temperatures are moderate and humidity is reasonably high. Thus, coastal areas are prime real estate for these persistent pests. In hotter inland areas, fleas prefer habitats with reliable shade. Vegetation-covered areas near structures and the sleeping places of feral animals, such as crawl spaces, are likely to be flea population centers.

Adult fleas cannot survive in hot and dry environments (temperatures above 95ºF/35ºC, less than 75% relative humidity). Areas that maintain these conditions for more than 40 hours per month naturally reduce flea infestations, as larvae cannot survive for longer than two days there.

Similarly, cold environments tend to inhibit flea populations. Adult fleas die within five days when temperatures drop to 30.2ºF (-1ºC) or below. Low temperatures are more lethal to flea eggs and larvae, which require 55.4ºF (13ºC) at a minimum for development. However, even in colder climates, fleas will survive in wild-animal dens, on the fur of warm-bodied hosts – both domestic and wild – and inside heated structures.

Habitat is a key to flea control
Flea eradication is a multi-step process, often frustrating for clients and patients alike. Treating pets and indoor spaces may eliminate fleas in the short term. But the critical missing step for most clients is to treat the areas where fleas originate – outside the home. Without this key strategy, flea-free pets will continue to bring fleas back inside.

Check the deck!
Feral animals (squirrels, raccoons, opossums, rats) often shelter in hidden crevices under a house or deck, where they provide an ideal environment for fleas to live. Animals that seek shady areas, protected from wind and rain, provide an incubator for fleas to thrive.

The solution – beneficial nematodes

Help your clients treat flea infestations at the source. Flea Destroyer is a non-toxic, chemical-free, biological solution that contains beneficial nematodes. These live, worm-like, microscopic creatures hunt down flea eggs and larvae, preventing them from growing into adult fleas.

Fortunately, the very places that provide ideal conditions for fleas also make a perfect home for nematodes. Easy to apply by mixing them with water and spraying directly onto the soil, beneficial nematodes go to work immediately, penetrating deep into the ground to find their prey – flea eggs and larvae.

Flea Destroyer is odorless and harmless to humans, sparing the families above from the wafting odors and harmful effects of chemical pesticides. Also, beneficial nematodes pose no risk to other beneficial insects who live in the outdoor spaces of homes and gardens.

The beneficial nematodes in Flea Destroyer have been chosen specifically. Steinernema feltiae and steinernema carpocapsae are natural predators for fleas in their early life-cycle. When applied to areas with adequate moisture, moderate temperature, and away from direct sunlight, these nematodes will remain in the areas favored by feral animals, continuing to devour eggs and larvae.

To learn more about complementing your pet- and home-oriented solutions with a natural, microorganism-based treatment that breaks the flea life cycle, call 310-952-5047 or email us at info@fleadestroyer.com.

How to keep your patients flea-free this summer

As creatures great and small emerge to enjoy the summer sunshine, now is a good time to give extra thought to some of the smallest ones, whose appearance won’t be welcomed by either your patients or your clients.

A more comprehensive approach
We’re talking about how to get rid of fleas on dogs, on cats, and in the home. As a trusted source for advice on flea control, veterinary professionals can benefit from introducing clients to a more comprehensive approach than one that’s limited to the usual meds, carpet powders and insecticide sprays. Especially when that approach also addresses the growing desire among clients for solutions that answer the question of how to get rid of fleas naturally.

The missing link is outdoors
To find the missing link in most flea-control efforts, look no further than the yard outside the client’s door. That’s where the majority of the flea’s life cycle – in the egg, larva and pupa stages – develops. The remedies mentioned above aren’t effective in this environment. What’s needed to support your indoor flea-control tactics is a defense that’s right at home out here: a product known as Flea Destroyer.

Flea-killing microorganisms
Flea Destroyer is a biological solution to a biological problem. It accomplishes flea pest control using beneficial organisms – the nematodes formally known as Steinernema feltiae and Steinernema carpocapsae. Native to soil, bark and ground litter, these microorganisms penetrate flea larvae and release bacteria that kill them before they can develop into adult fleas. They break the flea life cycle to end recurring future generations of fleas. Equally important, these particular nematodes are safe for people, pets and plants. They also won’t harm beneficial insects in the client’s garden, such as ladybugs, lacewings and praying mantis, as well as earthworms.

Easy to apply
Flea Destroyer is easy for clients to use. They simply add water to dilute the product, then apply it to their lawn and garden using a hose-end sprayer, pump or tank sprayer, or a watering can. A single container of Flea Destroyer treats approximately 2,000 square feet of yard under ideal conditions, or 1,000 square feet if the infestation is heavier. A single annual application is typically sufficient, although a supplemental treatment may be indicated for severe flea problems.

Naturally complements other solutions
Now being introduced only through veterinary professionals, Flea Destroyer enables you to offer clients a proven answer to recurring flea issues. It’s the kind of natural, chemical-free solution they increasingly seek. Easily stored for up to a year depending on temperature, Flea Destroyer can become a primary weapon in your flea-defense arsenal – a strategic complement to other products you may provide for immediate suppression of adult fleas.