October 2023 Update: This blog mentions a product, BactroBug, that has since been discontinued, but we feel the information presented is still useful. Please view our other products that can aid in sanitation and pest prevention.
Imagine how frustrating it would be for a pet owner who brings their dog to your daycare or boarding kennel, and the dog comes home with fleas. Or, how would a pet owner feel if they took their sick cat to a veterinarian and after the visit, the cat, who never goes outside, has fleas or a tick?
In either situation, both the owner of the pet and the owner of the business would end up being upset.
There are several ways fleas and ticks can get on a pet; the most common way is when the pet spends time outside. However, dogs that frequent doggy daycare and boarding kennels can also be at risk of coming home with fleas. That’s because even if the facility mandates that a dog must be free from fleas, that’s not always the case. First, the pet owner could be using a flea product that kills adult fleas but doesn’t prevent but not eliminate the eggs. Second, the daycare or boarding facility might not check the pet completely.
Fleas can jump an amazing distance so it’s easy for one flea to infect another dog. Plus, if just one dog enters the facility with a female tick, that can lead to as many as 3,000 to 6,000 tick eggs!
How Commercial Facilities can Prevent Fleas and Ticks
There are two main ways veterinarians and owners of boarding facilities can take to ensure the pets who come into their businesses don’t take a flea or tick home with them:
1. Clean frequently. Vacuum and sweep the floors and any areas with carpet.
2. Use a product that works on reinfestation.
It would be nice if all places that a dog or cat goes to could mandate that the animal must be using a flea and tick preventative treatment. However, that’s unrealistic for veterinary offices since owners bring their rescued dogs and cats in for care.
Unfortunately, some facilities—especially doggy daycares or boarding places—can have pets inside around the clock. In that case, it’s essential to use a product that isn’t toxic. That’s where BactroBUG enters the picture.
Since BactroBug is made without harmful chemicals, it can be used while dogs and cats are in your facility. Plus, it works on all stages of a tick and flea life cycle. BactroBUG provides 30 to 90 days of protection, so owners of commercial pet facilities can make misting BactroBUG a part of their cleaning procedure.
Ticks carry Lyme disease, which is harmful to both pets and humans. Using a product like BactroBUG gives you—and the pet owners who count on you—the peace of mind that comes from doing all you can to prevent problems with fleas and ticks.
BactroBUG is growing in popularity among those looking for a way to keep their pets safe without using dangerous toxins. Learn more about this environmentally friendly product and keep your facility free from fleas and ticks.