If you’re tackling a flea infestation, you’ve likely been focusing most of your attention on ridding your cat of fleas rather than your house. With the help of one of the best cat flea sprays for home use, you can reduce the chances of fleas laying dormant in linens and carpets while you’re in the process of ridding your cat of them.
There are plenty of options out there on the market and each work in slightly different ways, we’re going to take a look at a few of them.
Most flea sprays for houses can be sprayed around the home or on your cat directly. While direct application is an option, we’d recommend you only depend on it to keep fleas out of carpets and bedding.
You’ll almost always see better results opting for a more fitting flea treatment designed solely at killing fleas that live on your cat than you would using a multi-purpose spray. Sprays remain very useful for clearing fleas from carpets and cat beds though. Here’s a list of the best cat flea sprays that work effectively to remove fleas from your home.
- 1 The Best Cat Flea Sprays For Home
- 2 Do cat flea sprays actually work?
- 3 Can I use a flea spray on my cat?
- 4 How do I get the most out of a cat flea spray?
- 5 What to look for in a good flea spray for your house?
The Best Cat Flea Sprays For Home
1. Vet’s Best Flea Home Spray
Vet’s Best flea and tick spray for your home is the perfect answer to all the questions we have when it comes to flea sprays.
It’s entirely natural, and uses plant-based alternatives to chemicals used in other flea sprays to produce a product that seems just as effective at removing fleas from bedding and linen.
It’s suitable for kittens and cats aged 12 weeks or more, and their special formula not only kills fleas, eggs and ticks on contact, it also repels mosquitoes! Made entirely in the USA, they’ve created a product that uses certified natural oils to kill fleas while smelling great.
It smells lovely, much better than flea sprays that use chemicals and insecticides to tackle fleas (though they probably are slightly more effective than natural solutions).
[quote]It doesn’t stain bedding or carpets at all and there’s no greasiness left on your cat’s coat if you apply it to them directly.[/quote]
The most impressive thing for us is that a natural flea spray can live up to the standards set by insecticide sprays and is even cheaper than them! Natural and cheap are not usually two characteristics you find together in a product.
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2. Adams Plus Flea and Tick Spray
Adams Plus uses a combination of active ingredients to kill fleas, eggs, larvae and ticks. The combination is as follows; Etofenprox (0.5%), Methoprene (0.27%) and Piperonyl Butoxide (1.75%).
While those might sound a little frightening, they’re perfectly harmless to most cats. Make sure your cat is over 12 weeks of age before using this product and check with a vet that your cat doesn’t have any reactions to the active ingredients.
We think this is on par with Frontline for effectiveness in flea control, which is surprising given you get so much more (almost double) for your money.
In our experience, Adams Plus is one of the most effective flea killing sprays out there today. It offers the fastest relief from biting and itching for cats, and makes short work of fleas that are dormant in carpets and upholstery.
The recommended dosage is around 4 trigger squeezes per pound of body weight, so keep that in mind if you plan on applying it directly to your cat.
It kills fleas immediately, which I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear since it’s what these products are meant to do. Given it’s very low price tag it’s no surprise we rate it so highly.
3. Frontline Flea Spray Treatment
Frontline are well known for their topical treatments and other insect battling products. Their spray may be one of the lesser known products in their range.
Admittedly, it’s a little more expensive than the other sprays on our list considering you only get an 8 and a half ounce bottle.
But what you do get for your money is a very powerful flea spray for cats. It uses Fiprinol as it’s main active ingredient, and boy, oh boy does it do the trick.
It’s tied with Adams Plus for being the most effective and quick acting on our list. It also has the advantage of being safe for cats and kittens over 8 weeks of age, making it the most suitable flea spray for use on kittens.
It protects against the whole flea life-cycle for up to 30 days in total and protects against re-infestation better than any other product available.
The exact dosage recommendations are on the bottle and differ depending on the weight of your cat, but rest assured that you need to use significantly less of this product to see the same effects as you would with Adams Plus. So perhaps the price does balance out over time.
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4. Natural Care Flea and Tick Spray
Let’s step away from the insecticide sprays and look at another viable natural flea spray solution from Natural Care.
Safe for cats over 12 weeks of age, it’s entirely natural plant extract formula works by combining peppermint oil and clove extract to kill fleas on contact and leave your home smelling great afterwards.
Totally stain and grease free, meaning you can spray it over beds, curtains, carpets and cushions without worrying about leaving any marks. It also repels mosquitoes and since it’s manufactured in the USA, you know the ingredients are of a high quality.
We actually got a chance to spray this directly on a flea and can speak for it’s ability to paralyze and kill adult fleas pretty effectively. Really impressive stuff for a great price.
5. Dr. GreenPet All Natural Flea Spray
Last up we have another natural spray (you can tell we’re a fan of natural solutions now right?), but this time from Dr. GreenPet.
It also uses 100% natural ingredients that are much the same as with our previous two natural flea sprays. Peppermint oil is a natural flea repellent, so it’s inclusion is something of an industry standard for holistic approaches to flea removal.
Suitable for use on cats and kittens over 12 weeks of age, it kills fleas quickly and leaves behind a scent that is pleasant and subtle. Good for bedding too, since the last thing you want is a potent smelling spray on your pillows! It also protects against ticks, mosquitoes and other insects.
Natural options are great for those with children around the house, and give you peace of mind that your child or cat isn’t ingesting anything that can do them any lasting damage.
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Do cat flea sprays actually work?
It depends entirely on the one you buy, of course! You won’t go far wrong when purchasing one of the bottles from our list above, but it’s still important to manage your expectations when it comes to the effectiveness of a multi-purpose tool.
These can be sprayed everywhere and as a result need to be safe for use around children. Their ingredients aren’t as strong as traditional flea treatments that rely on insecticides.
Remember that sprays remain one of the most cost effective flea treatments around, but we definitely wouldn’t rely on a spray alone to kill fleas that live in your cats’ fur.
You should aim to use a flea spray to help stop fleas residing in certain places in your home, while another more suitable (stronger) flea treatment gets to work on ridding your cat of them.
If you make use of a shampoo to rid your cats of fleas, then there’s definitely a chance fleas residing in their surroundings can jump back on. This depends on the type of shampoo you’re using, since flea shampoos usually leave some sort of flea repellent in your cats’ coat for a while after application.
So in conclusion, yes, an effective cat flea spray for your home will remove fleas, but you shouldn’t rely solely on them to solve all infestations.
Can I use a flea spray on my cat?
Most sprays are safe for use on a cat’s coat directly, but it’s super important that you read the packaging carefully before doing so.
We’d also strongly recommend you visit a professional vet to get an opinion on the product you purchase before you go covering your cat in it. Better safe than sorry!
Flea sprays aren’t going to be as effective at killing fleas on your cat as a topical treatment would be, they also probably won’t repel fleas as well as collars do while your cat is outdoors.
The reason they aren’t as effective is the same reason they’re safe to use around children and spray over every inch of your home. They don’t contain the same strong insecticides that the more powerful flea treatments do.
How do I get the most out of a cat flea spray?
Remember that a flea spray for cat fleas will provide much better results if used alongside other effective methods to remove fleas from your home. You want to create an environment that fleas cannot survive in.
Use a combination of frequent combing using a suitable flea comb, regular hoovering of surfaces where fleas can remain dormant (hoovers that pick up cat hair are great for this) and an effective flea treatment to use on your cat itself.
Flea sprays can be a great help in removing fleas from bedding and linen, along with curtains or cushions that your cat is often near.
What to look for in a good flea spray for your house?
The primary factor you should look for is safety. There’s no point at all purchasing a spray to use on beds and linen if it’s going to pose a risk to your own or your cats’ safety. Read ingredients lists carefully and search up any ones you aren’t familiar with to be sure they’re safe for use around the home.
Thankfully, most respectable manufacturers have the sense not to put harsh insecticides in spray bottles that they’re intending on selling to the general public, but that doesn’t mean you should assume anything.
On a less serious note, you’ll want to look for a spray that doesn’t stain any surfaces, isn’t greasy to touch and that smells nice. You’re far less likely to commit to regularly spraying your home with something that lacks any of the above traits.
As always you’ll be wanting to get a good deal on a flea spray. Most have similar natural ingredients and as such, you can probably get a much better deal by comparing the natural oils used in two competing products and opting for the cheaper brand if they’re the same.
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