Each fogger treats up to 40 square meters of house.
A flea can produce up to 400 eggs in its lifespan of 2 -3 weeks, which fall from the cat or dog's coat. Eggs develop very readily in carpet, bedding or (dry) soil.
In warm, moist conditions, eggs hatch within a few days into larvae. The larvae feed on organic matter, including the "flea dirt" or dried blood material also shed from the coat.
Larvae are extremely sensitive to the I.G.R. pyriproxyfen, which interferes fatally with their development into pupae.
Flea pupae can remain unhatched and unaffected by treatments for many months. The adult flea emerges from its pupa in search of a blood meal - this protein source is needed to allow it to lay eggs.
Permethrin aided by the synergist, piperonyl butoxide, can kill the adult fleas before they have fed and laid eggs.
Exposure to pyriproxyfen deranges each stage of the fleas' reproductive process.
FOR GOOD FLEA CONTROL
To ensure good flea control the flea breeding cycle must be attacked at each point. Products from the Virbac Indorex flea range are specifically designed to be used together to achieve this.
- Treat all pets in the household with a suitable flea treatment.
- Vacuum carpets regularly and discard debris. Treat furnishings and carpets throughout the home with combination I.G.R. treatment (Indorex Fogger, Indorex Target and Indorex Spray).
- For concrete surfaces, regular cleaning (preferably washing or hosing) is advised. Concrete will soon inactivate both insecticides and I.G.R's.
It is often best to use foggers and inverted aerosols in combination. This allows a better result than from either product used alone, by giving the best coverage of all carpet, furniture, under bedding etc.