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September 7, 2021

3 Ways to Eliminate Fleas from your Pet, Yard and Home

3 Ways to Eliminate Fleas

Warmer Weather Brings an Influx of Fleas

The warm weather is still here and parasites such as fleas and ticks are loving it.

Warmer weather brings fleas to the forefront; they can quickly infest your yard, pets and home. If you want to be flea FREE you must treat all three to eliminate those annoying pests.

Treat the Pet


To ensure you’re killing all the fleas you must first treat the source, your pet. It makes no sense to treat the entire house and yard and not kill the fleas biting your pet. Using products with an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) such as Martin’s Flea Plus IGR Trigger Spray kills adult fleas and breaks the flea life-cycle.

Treat the Home


Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum…to ensure you’re removing pet dander and flea larvae from the carpet where they live.

Viper & I.G.Regulator COMBO PACK


Wash your pet’s bedding in HOT water and treat your carpets with Viper & I.G.Regulator COMBO PACK the Kill & Control Combo Pack is Martin's Viper Insecticide Concentrate and I.G. Regulator (Insect Growth Regulator). Two great products in one convenient pack. I. G. Regulator is an insect growth regulator that inhibits reinfestation of fleas for up to seven months!


Treat the Yard


Don’t forget that flea larvae can be living and growing in shaded areas of your yard, especially in areas where your pet likes to hangout. 

              Permethrin 13.3%

Martins_Permethrin 13.3-Quart

Martin’s Permethrin 13.3%  makes it easy and is great for a fast knockdown and quick kill of fleas outdoors. For use inside and outside and controls insect pests for up to 4 weeks.

Break the Life Cycle with an IGR

The flea's life cycle has four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The adult flea lives on your pet and uses your it as a place to take its blood meals and breed. Fleas lay eggs directly on the animal, but they quickly drop off into the immediate surroundings (your home or backyard).

What is an IGR & How Do They Work?

The eggs hatch into larvae that live in carpeting, cracks or corners of your pet's living area and areas of your yard frequented by your pets. The larvae survive by ingesting dried blood excreted by adult fleas, animal dander and other organic matter. To complete the life cycle, larvae develop into pupae that transform into adults that emerge and continue the life cycle.


The IGR’s in Martin’s products prevent flea infestations by breaking the flea life cycle.  Flea eggs exposed to the IGR’s will not hatch.  Larvae will continue to grow and pupate, but the IGR’s stop the pupa from developing into an adult flea.  So, if no adult fleas are produced in your home and yard, and they have been killed on your pet, the infestation is over.

     Flea Plus IGR Trigger Spray


As a preventative it is a great idea to use Martin’s Flea Plus IGR Trigger Spray for 12 months of protection to ensure your dog isn’t a meal for fleas and ticks all year long!

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Doug Ross

Technical Services Manager Martin's Brand

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