EPA Message about Fleas and Ticks
How to Protect Against Fleas and Ticks
- Consult your veterinarian about the best way to protect your pets from fleas and ticks and whether pesticides are even needed.
- Use a flea comb to suppress adult fleas. It will allow hair to pass through the comb's teeth but not the fleas, removing fleas and "flea dirt."
- Focus on combing those parts of the pet where most fleas gather, often the neck or tail area.
- Put any fleas in soapy water to kill them.