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A GOOD SUPPORTING, EARLY WARNING SYSTEM!
on 3 February 2015
I realised we had a problem two days after collecting my two cats from a local cattery. I regularly go over them with a fine cat flea comb (3/4 times per week) and then using an old toothbrush to deposit any fleas wedged in the comb into a shallow dish of warm water with a touch of washing up liquid. I keep an eye on the flea status so I can tackle it early before it becomes a major problem. One of my two cats reacted badly once to flea drops (major health scare) and I nearly lost him. So, I had to go as 'natural' as possible. Together with a few other things, I decided on one of these flea traps as a monitor of any further problems in the house. For this, it is excellent. For the first 24 hours...nothing. Then, on the second day I found 7 stuck to the pad. I left it two more nights in the same position... but no new arrivals. I then decided to move it along the skirting about 3 meters. I then found another several stuck fast. Then, after several nights with no more additions, I decided to push the sofa across the room and placed the lamp there......another dozen or so the next morning! I decided to treat the whole house with a supporting product. Finally, I found nothing new on the pad. I had captured a total of 43 fleas using this lamp. So, using a flea comb every other day on my cats and this lamp is like an early warning system to act early and stop an infestation in its tracks
It loses one star because you are forced (in my experience) to buy the bulbs from them. I can't get 7 watt bayonet bulbs anywhere around my area. With reference the longevity of the sticky pads....I find they remained sticky for several months.....longer than 8 weeks as suggested by manufacturer. Obviously how badly your infected will dictate the time to change one. Finally, I don't think one of these is enough if your problem is bad..it will help but you will need to maybe initially, come at it using another supporting treatment to gain control again. It states that it covers approx' 10 meters. I think that is a little too generous and would suggest nearer 6 meters, in my experience. I found it most successful along skirting and where your usual furniture sits. Good excuse to Hoover under the sofa and find some loose change!