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EXTRAORDINARY FACTS ABOUT FLEAS AND TICKS

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Fleas and ticks transmit disease. It is important to understand the risks so that you will ensure year-round protection.

Product usage data suggest that pet-owners in Ireland protect their animals for little over two months of the year from fleas or ticks. This leaves nearly 10 months of opportunity for these parasites to transmit disease.

Fleas and ticks are a year-round problem, but thrive particularly in warmer weather and high humidity levels. It’s getting warmer, so it’s a good time to check that pets are protected.

Fleas are the number one cause of skin disease in pets

Fleas can suck up to 15 times their own weight in blood

Fleas can bite up to 400 times per day

A flea can jump over 100 times its length? That’s equivalent to an adult jumping 250 feet vertically and 450 feet horizontally. Get a jump on flea protection today.

Flea infestations get rapidly out of control thanks to the sheer volume of eggs. A single female flea can produce 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. Keep pets continuously protected to keep fleas at bay.

An adult, female tick can consume 0.6 mL of blood or more. After feeding, an engorged female falls off to lay 3,000-6,000 eggs.

Ticks aren’t just a rural problem. Enjoy time in your yard or neighbourhood park, without any worries, after starting a control programme for your pet.

Lyme Disease and Babesiosis can be transmitted by ticks