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Electronic Flea Collars

Electronic Flea Collars

Basic Information

Traditional flea collars release insecticides to kill adult fleas living on infected pets. Some pets develop allergic reactions to the insecticides contained in traditional flea collars.

Control Methods

Electronic flea collars emit powerful ultrasonic pulses advertised to stop fleas from biting and breeding on a cat or dog. These pulses are inaudible to pets. However, ultrasonic collars have shown to be ineffective, as fleas have not been proven to be sensitive to ultrasonic sound waves.

Challenges of Control

Many other methods of treatment are available to pet owners. Topical or orally administered methods may be most effective and should only be undertaken with the help of a veterinarian or pet specialist.

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