I am looking at the First Defense product to help us deal with a flea problem. Our house is mostly hardwood floors, but we also have wall-to-wall carpets and rugs, including oriental rugs. I’d like to know whether the product can cause any damage to carpets or rugs, and whether it will leave any visible trace or residue on any of them, including ones with dark colors. Also, can you tell me whether the product lasts as long on woven rugs, which are not as thick and don’t have the same texture.
I’ve heard about the once a year flea carpet treatment and I’m wondering if it really works. I see you sell this product; have you had good success with it?
We have been selling ONCE A YEAR TREATMENTS for over ten years and we have found it to work very well. This is probably because the flea granules get down to the bottom or nap of the carpeting where flea eggs and larvae seem to gravitate. The eggs and larvae die off by contact since the flea granules work as a drying agent and essentially dehydrates them before they can grow up to biting adults. By keeping the flea cycle in check, fleas are never able to get established in the carpeting which really makes flea control easy. As our on line Flea Control article explains, breaking the flea cycle is paramount when treating and it just seems like the once a year treatment does this the best.