ZONE 1 - On Your Pet
How to apply to a dog or cat
Lightly work the EasyDefense All-in-One Powder into the hair of the animal, using a comb or brush, paying strict attention to the scalp. Dust animal's ear with care. Individual ticks observed on the animal should be dusted thoroughly.
How much and how often to use
As a general guide, use approximately:
1-2 teaspoons for an average size cat
1-6 tablespoons for a dog, depending on size
Consult a veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, preganant, nursing animals or animals on medication. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with a mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, consult a veterinarian immediately.
ZONE 2 - In Your Home
How to apply to carpeting
First vacuum the carpet thoroughly and make sure it is dry. If fleas are already present, be sure to discard the vacuum cleaner bag immediately after vacuuming, or else sprinkle and vacuum up approximately 2 tablespoons of EasyDefense All-In-One Flea Powder to kill fleas, larvae and eggs in the bag. Sprinkle a light coating of EasyDefense All-In-One Flea Remedy over an area and using a broom or carpet rake, work it as deeply into the carpet pile as possible until it does not show. Hold the bottle low and shake gently when applying to minimize the dust created (see caution below). Use a broom to sweep up excess visible in surrounding non-carpeted areas.
Leave the powder in place for 3 days and then do a light vacuuming to pull out the dead fleas. It is important that powder deep in the pile remains in place for several weeks so that larvae hatching from eggs and new adults coming out of cocoons during this time will be killed as well. If you must vacuum thoroughly within the first 3 weeks after applying, re-apply 3 weeks after the date of first application, and again let the powder sit for 3 days and then vacuum.
One bottle of EasyDefense All-in-One Flea Remedy treats approximately 500 square feet of carpet. In parts of the country with flea problems, repeat the application during flea season every one or two months as needed. Be sure to do one application early, just before the season starts.
How to apply to furniture or bedding
Sprinkle a light coating and work it into cracks and crevices, then vacuum or sweep away excess visible powder. Be sure to apply under small area rugs, bedding, and furniture, as this is where the eggs and larvae will accumulate.
How to apply to flooring and baseboards
Sprinkle lightly and work into cracks and crevices with a broom, then sweep up excess visible powder.
How much and how often to use
Use about 2 T (tablespoons) for every 10 feet of area. You may need to re-apply, depending on the severity of your flea infestation:
- If there is still flea activity after two weeks, re-apply 3 weeks from date of original application.
- If you have vacuumed deeply within in the first 3 weeks of application, re-apply 3 weeks from original application date
- If you have a moderate to severe infestation (i.e., more than 1-2 fleas seen on the pet, itching or fleas present for more than a week), or live in an area with an extended or multiple flea seasons, plan to re-apply in areas your pet frequents every 3-8 weeks, as adult fleas and pupae in cocoons can remain dormant for extended periods of time - be ready for the second wave!
ZONE 3 - In Your Yard and Outdoor Pet Areas
To apply in your yard or garden
Sprinkle EasyDefense All-in-One Flea Remedy in outdoor areas where your pet spends time. Use approximately one bottle per 250 square feet of yard. In areas close to the house try to get it into cracks and crevices. The powder can be mixed with water and applied using a sprayer - use approximately two tablespoons per gallon of water. Fleas like shady, sandy, and moist areas, so be sure to remove yard debris, and keep grass mowed short in shady spots. Re-apply every 2-3 weeks in target areas if flea infestation is severe, or if you live in an area with a long flea season.
For wet application
EasyDefense All-in-One Flea Remedy can be mixed with water at the rate of 2 ounces per quart of water. To aid in powder suspension, add one teaspoon of a mild detergent and agitate the sprayer while applying.
EasyDefense All-in-One Flea Remedy is also effective against ticks, cockroaches, ants, bedbugs, carpet beetles, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, grasshoppers, millipedes, slugs, and silverfish.
As with any fine powder, overexposure may cause respiratory discomfort, so remove pets and small children to other areas when applying in the home or yard, and avoid inhaling the dust during application. It is a good idea to wear a mask if you are applying it over a large area and billows of dust may be created. If you have a compromised respiratory system, consider having a friend or family member apply the powder at a time when you are out of the house.
EasyDefense All-in-One Flea Remedy uses natural active ingredients and is safe for your pet and family members. It will not harm pets if they lick their fur. Ingestion of or skin contact with EasyDefense All-in-One Flea Remedy will not harm pets or people. It is safe to allow children, cats, dogs, and other pets to sit, lie, crawl, and play in areas that have been treated after excess visible powder has been swept up or removed.