Does Chlorine Kill Fleas? Does It Really Work?
If you trying to put your kitty or puppy in a pool filled with chlorinated water it might be a viable option but be vigilant, know How?
Here to learn why we recommend using Chlorine in killing fleas on dogs and cats, but you may wondering?
Is chlorine worth the effort?
Does chlorine kill fleas pretty much any harsh chemical does to any insect?
Does chlorine really kill fleas?
Actually, chlorine can dehydrate flea’s body and exterminate their eggs and larval stages, this power is due to:
chlorine is like bleach contain the powerful chemical called “sodium hypochlorite” but more concentrated.
How and Where you can use chlorine to get rid of fleas?
Chlorine can be used to wash cloths and beds of pets, making a doggy bath by chlorine, and spray around dog’s house.
Why Using chlorine, is it a harsh chemical?
It is, but using it is very powerful against multiple infestation of insects especially fleas on dogs and beds, using it with careful application will be good option, don’t use it around eyes and don’t ingest it, concentrated chlorine must be avoided as well.
Chlorine is a chemical sanitized to your pool water with other chemical used in what’s called “shock treatment” to pools.
Strategy to kill fleas with chlorine
- Use chlorine to wash pet’s cloths and beds as well as your house
Dilute chlorine in order to work effectively and prevent damage to washing machines
if you’ve got only chlorine, use this dilution to ensure safe cleaning and good killing of eggs:
(A half cup of chlorine in 16 gallons of water)
It is guaranteed method for removing fleas, eggs, and larvae when you take longest cycle in the washing machine with hottest water settings.
Note: must read the sticker behind each cloth to ensure it can be washed by chlorine or not, if not then you can try a detergent that have antimicrobial action.
2. Use chlorine in dog and cat shower:
A cup of concentrated sodium hypochlorite can make the bathing water a big antimicrobial pool, but take care not too ingest not to touch eyes or inside nose and mouth.
3. Sprays chlorine on fleas hair and around housing will serve the purpose of killing and repelling heavy fleas from your pet.
Will Chlorine at Public Pools Kill Fleas on Dogs?
Local Pools allow people to bring their cats and dogs to swim before they close down for the summer, as pets share their fleas when in and out, you may wonder will pool’s chlorine kill fleas on pets?
Actually it may be good for infected pets while doesn’t have much more benefit to others,
Personally as Expert in fleas control industry, I wouldn’t be sure that chlorine in pools can kill pets’ fleas although the chlorine itself is a very strong fleas killer, the reasons is that the pool’s chlorine is diluted and pets are very close when out of the pool as well.
But it’s unlikely that your dog will got infection with fleas by bathing it in your pool.
Veterinary technician may recommend : A better approach to prevent your dog or cat from getting fleas from another pets on pool would be to apply Frontline or Advantage 2 days prior the doggy swim day. While Frontline will kill the ticks and fleas on your dog, nevertheless, I’m not sure if there’s a hundred percent foolproof tick repellent.
Use these Tips:
Five minutes is enough to let your pet swim before you remove them and scrub to ensure disinfection.
Never get your dog into the pool unless you ask first if the chlorine levels have gone back down to 3ppm or less, I meant the safe chlorine limits for water treatment and swimming.
Personal advice: if you get your dog short hair with careful check you wouldn’t have a pug after bath day.
Be careful, don’t let your pet ingest chlorinated water in the pool.
Be conscious, your pup is inside a pool full of water!
Applied to my cocker spaniel and Labrador and hope it works for you, please lemme know your experiment.