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Affordable & effective parasitic control

Going natural for flea, tick, mosquito and mite control is the most affordable and cost-effective protection available for your dog.

Compare the cost of an Easy Defense Tag with its one year life span against the expense of other flea and parasitic control medications, which must be continually reapplied on a regular basis. Not only will it save you money, it also offers these additional benefits:

  • Completely safe for your pet with no possible side effects
  • Repels mosquitoes in addition to fleas and ticks
  • Guaranteed to protect your pet from biting insects e.g. mites.

Important Note - If Your Pet Has Fleas:

The Easy Defense Tag is designed for flea and tick prevention, not eliminating infestations. If your pet is already infested by fleas, this means their environment is also infested, and the flea and tick tag on its own will not be enough to remove the infestation. To eliminate existing flea infestations, we strongly recommend complementing the tag with other natural flea removal products:

The Easy Defense Flea & Tick Tag takes just three weeks to activate, and must be clipped to a flea and tick free dog who is kept flea and tick free for the duration of the activation period until protection clicks in.

The tag offers long-lasting protection for your pooch and you will not only gain a happy healthy dog but gain more for your buck. Just clip it on and forget it!

Can fleas live on you and your kids? The news is not all bad

If you have ever been bitten by a flea, you may have wondered whether fleas can live on people. The good news is, most fleas don't live on people, with one exception and that is the human flea (Pulex Irritans).

Fortunately, human fleas prefer pigs and other wild life, and are rarely found in normal domestic homes. They are more often associated with homes near wildlife parks/animal sanctuaries/zoos and similar, especially in warm regions.

Fleas which set up camp in our homes and feed on our blood are most frequently the cat flea variety (Ctenocephalides felis). Cat fleas are not particularly fussy, and will feed on blood of any human or animal that passes their patch.

However, whilst cat fleas do bite humans they are far less likely to want to stay on humans. They much prefer fur/hair/carpets/rugs/curtains/drapes and dust to make a permanent home for themselves and their off-spring.

Sometimes dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) can invade human homes too. Dog fleas, like cat fleas, are not fussy about whose blood they feed on either and they will also hop on humans for a meal.

In general fleas move on from humans pretty quickly. They don't like our habits of showering/bathing and wearing clean clothes; and our relatively hairless bodies are not as attractive as our four legged friends. After biting us they normally move on to greener pastures, e.g. the family cat/dog and or our carpets and curtains.

If you have pets, protect them from flea infestations by using one of the flea protection products advertised on this website, or take advice from your vet.

Most importantly get your home treated on a regular basis by a commercial pest control agent. If you shop around you will be able to find one which uses chemicals that are pet and children friendly. By doing this you are also protecting you and your family from other insect nasties as well, e.g. ants and cockroaches.

This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for

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