Dr. M. L. Gatne Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai.
Treatment of flea and tick infestation
Deltamethrine/Cypermethrin/Permethrin-75 ppm - application on the body & in the premises
Ivermectine @ 200 ug/Kg - s/c or oral administration
Spot on Fipronil/ Imidacloprid/ combination of Fipronil & Imidocloprid
Nitenpyram (oral)/ Selamectine
Lefeneuron - orally - treatment of next generation of fleas
Tick/Flea collar - cleaning of collar with brush
Soaps & shampoos
Common tips for control of fleas and ticks
The ectoparasites are present on the body of the host as well as in the premises and hence ectoparasiticidal formulations must be used simultaneously at both the places for effective and long term control. For treatment of the infestations in young pups and cats, the premises should be treated more frequently to cut down the source of infestation.
The ticks and fleas removed manually should be destroyed by putting them in the kerosene or acaricide solution.
After every outdoor activity the body should be groomed thoroughly at least for 5-7 minutes before entering into the premises to dislodge loosely attached ticks and fleas.
The body coat should be examined regularly.
The soaps and shampoos containing insecticides should not be used indiscriminately.