Why Apply FleaGo To Carpet Rather Than On
Fleas live and breed in the carpet and that
is where you kill and break the flea cycle. FleaGo is not formulated for
use on your pet. Direct application of boric acid on you or your pet
could cause a drying effect and possible skin irritation.
Will The Product Create A Lot Of Dust?
What About Using Around Birds Or Aquariums?
FleaGo s not a powder but rather a crystal
with the texture of fine sugar or sand. It works itself directly into
the carpet fibers. So while not completely dust free, FleaGo can be
confidently and safely used around people and other pets including birds
Do I Have To Move Any Of My Furniture?
No, simply sprinkle FleaGo on any visible
carpet. If you can, include the areas underneath furniture and bedding
that is easily accessible.
Frequently Asked Questions About
There are multiple varieties of fleas, but
they are all a wingless insect that require warm blooded vertebrates,
like dogs, cats, and humans in order to live, breed and hatch their
eggs. Careful examination of your pet and pet’s bedding area will help
you identify the problem sooner. One way to identify a flea is to comb
your pet with a fine-toothed flea comb or place a light colored towel
near the pet’s bed and look for evidence of dead or alive fleas and
black flecks that are dried blood, or the feces of fleas. If you dampen
these flecks on a white paper towel, they will turn reddish in
Warm, wet weather is prime weather for
fleas. During late spring and all through summer, most regions
experience outbreaks of fleas. However, fleas do not care about the
calendar. As long as the area is warm enough (about 60 degrees or
warmer) for them to breed, and the adult fleas have a blood meal, they
will breed. As long as larvae have sufficient humidity to hatch (50
percent at least), they will hatch. Because of climate-controlled homes,
fleas easily breed inside all yearlong if homeowners don't eliminate
the problem. A preventative strategy is the best for controlling
Adult fleas prefer to live on the animal
and their diet consists of blood meals courtesy of the host animal. A
female flea sucks up to 30 times her weight in blood and excretes 6
times her weight in flea baby food, blood-rich, nutrient packed feces
for flea larvae to feed on. The female flea lays white, roundish eggs.
The adult female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day1, 500-600 eggs over
several months. Fleas are well known for their jumping
The eggs are normally laid on your animal
and they usually fall off of the animal into the carpet, bedding,
floorboards, and soil. Fleas can lay 40-50 eggs per day. When the flea
egg hatches varies -- anywhere from two days to a few weeks, depending
on environmental conditions.
Larvae are about 1/4" (6.35 mm) long
and semi-transparent white. They prefer to live in carpet fibers and
shaded areas such as under rugs and in floor cracks. They eat the feces
of adult fleas (which is mostly dried blood) and other organic debris
found in the carpet, bedding, and soil. Depending on the amount of food
present and the environmental conditions, the larval stage lasts about 5
to 18 days (longer in some cases) then the larva spins a silken cocoon
The pupa is the last stage before adult.
The adult flea can emerge from the cocoon as early as 3 to 5 days, or it
can stay in the cocoon for a year or more, waiting for the right time to
emerge. Stimuli such as warm ambient temperatures, high humidity, even
the vibrations and carbon dioxide emitted from a passing animal will
cause the flea to emerge from the cocoon faster. This brings us back to
the adult flea.
The entire life cycle is quite variable, as
evidenced by the variability in each life stage progression. As
mentioned above, the cycle can be as short as two weeks or as long as
two years. That is why it is so important to remain vigilant, even when
a flea problem is thought to be under control!
What About Tile And Hardwood
Although FleaGo is not currently available
in a liquid form, you can make it yourself. Mix 2 cups hot water with ¼
cup FleaGo. Shake well and constantly in order to ensure crystals stay
dissolved and don’t clog your spray bottle. Spray onto effected areas,
especially cracks and crevices. Allow to dry and sit for a minimum of 5
days prior to cleaning and mopping.
How Toxic Is Boric Acid?
The US EPA classifies boric acid as “low to
very low” in toxicity for skin irritation. Boric acid is “generally low”
in toxicity for eye irritation.
How Does The Guarantee Work?
FleaGo offers a one year money back
guarantee if product is applied according to directions. Please return
to the store where purchased, with receipt for a full refund if you are
dissatisfied. Guarantee is voided if carpeting is shampooed, cleaned or
has been removed from the home.