When you pet get tick or fleas both you and your pet want to get rid of them as soon as possible. The first thing we do is to get a flea and tick removal product from a pet shop or order it online retail; but are you aware of the ingredients that conventionally produced flea and tick contains?
According to the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity (CPI), a non-profit investigative news organization, and the National Resources Defence Council, an environmental advocacy group, have identified harmful chemicals that are likely to be found in Flea & Tick products are organophosphate insecticides (OPs) and fipronil. (Source: https://www.publicintegrity.org/environment/health-and-safety/perils-new-pesticides)
The common type of organophosphate insecticide (OP) that are found in flea and tick products is tetrachlorvinphos and it is been classified by the EPA as cancer-causing to humans and animals.
Fipronil is a broad-use insecticide that belongs to the phenylpyrazole chemical family. Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide that disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride (GluCl) channels, resulting in central nervous system toxicity. According veterinary studies it is found that that the active ingredient (fipronil) in Frontine remains in a pet’s system with the potential for nervous system and thyroid toxicity. Tests on laboratory animals resulted in thyroid cancer and altered thyroid hormones, liver and kidney toxicity, reduced fertility and convulsions. (Source: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-dangers-of-flea-and-tick-products/)
What should you do?
The best flea control approach for your home and pet is to interrupt the flea life cycle. Low-impact methods for controlling adult fleas, eggs and larvae include regular vacuuming and laundering, along with pet bathing or grooming. If the situation requires a pesticide, then opt for herbal options, i.e. flea and tick control products made with plant essential oil and other plat products.
One of the convenient options is herbal pet spray that herbal brand Herbal Strategi offers https://www.vegalyfe.com/buy-dog-spray-ticks-fleas-lice-mites-repellent.html
This product helps to remove ticks, fleas, lice, mites and odours on the pet by using unique blend of aromatic oils and plant extracts