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Comparison Chart: Flea & Tick Products

Comparison Chart: Flea & Tick Products Flea & Tick Comparison Chart: There are a lot of flea and tick products on the market that can differ in function, usage, and various other things. Use this comparison chart to help you decide what flea and tick products are best for you and your pets.


COMPARE Advantage Frontline Frontline Plus K9 Advantix Program Bio Spot Capstar
Kills Adult Fleas Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Controls Flea
Development
Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Kills Ticks No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Repels & Kills
Mosquitoes
Yes No No Yes No No No
Administration Apply
Topically
Apply
Topically
Apply Topically Apply Topically Oral Pill Apply Topically Oral Pill
Dosage Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly One-Time
Active
Ingredients
Imidacloprid Fipronil Fipronil & Methoprene GR Imidacloprid & Permethrin Lufenuron Permethrin & Nylar IGR Nitenpyram
Minimum Pet Age Dogs & Cats 8 wks old Dogs & Cats 8 wks old Dogs & Cats 8 wks old Dogs 7 wks & older Dogs & Cats 6 wks old Dogs & Cats 12 wks old Dogs/Cats 2 lbs+ & 4 wks +
Waterproof? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
For Dogs or Cats? Both Both Both Dogs Both Both Both
Kill Speed 98% within 12 hours. 100% fleas 18 hrs, ticks 48hrs. 98-100% within 24 hrs. 98-100% 12 hours. N/A 92% within 24 hours. 90% within 4 hrs on dogs/6 hrs on cats
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