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Derek writes

Is Suspend SC an effective way of killing fleas and flea eggs indoors?

I live oceanfront in N.C., and I am beginning to get a bit of a nasty flea infestation. My poor dog is being bombarded by many different species of fleas due to the area we live in. I am about to buy him K-9 Advantix for topical relief (unless you feel something is better), but I was wondering if Suspend SC is an effective way to kill the fleas in the house. We have a 6 month old baby and a 5 year old, so the safeness of the product is what drew me to it. Please tell me what you think.


Suspend SC is not the best choice for indoor flea control because you can not broadcast spray it over carpeted areas. We recommend using Ultracide for indoor fleas. Ultracide is a very effective flea control aerosol that provides immediate kill of adult fleas and prevents formation of new adults from eggs or larvae. Ultracide is a very safe and effective flea control product that is used widely by professional companies such as Terminix and Orkin in homes with children and pets all the time.  You should only apply Ultracide to carpeted areas and upholstered areas.  Do not apply on top of couches and chairs where people rest their arms, fleas do not breed in these areas. You would want to spray around the foot of the furniture, and underneath couch cushions.  You should have children and pets in another room while you are treating.  After treatment, allow 30 minutes to dry and then it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the room. Vacuum immediately before the treatment and every other day for the next 14 days. A second treatment may be needed after 14 days for heavy infestations.

Answer last updated on: 11/21/2010

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