Indoor Flea Products
Indoor sprays for killing fleas are labeled for killing fleas indoors. Insecticides and insect growth regulators (IGR) labeled for broadcasting indoors are water-safe for fabrics and safe for people and pets when used as directed. Keep children and pets out of areas being treated and keep them off until areas have been allowed to dry.
Two kinds of ingredients are needed to control indoor fleas:
- An insecticide labeled for spraying on carpets, upholstery and floors. This will kill adult fleas as they emerge.
- An insect growth regulator (IGR). This will prevent flea eggs and flea larvae from maturing into biting, reproducing adult fleas. A good IGR lasts 3 months or longer indoors, when used correctly.
Insecticides and IGR are available for mixing and spraying indoors. A commercial strength aerosol (Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray) which contains insecticide and IGR is also available.
For homes that do not have a heavy flea problem but need flea prevention, there are a couple of options:
Use Flea Stoppers on carpets, once each year or spray an IGR every 3 to 4 months.
Flea Stoppers and IGRs take care of flea eggs and flea larvae -- two stages of the flea that make up about 80% of the flea population.
MOST POPULAR FLEA CONTROL PRODUCTS:
Permethrin SFR and Nylar IGR
Permethrin SFR and NyGuard IGR (Indoor and Outdoor flea control)
Precor 2000 Aerosol