VIR1KAT Knockout Area E.S. Treatment, manufactured by Virbac, is an indoor pesticide spray.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
VIR1KAT Knockout E.S. Area Treatment prevents flea infestation for a full season and re-infestation of fleas for seven months.
Fleas attach themselves to pets in order to consume their blood. As these tiny pests take their blood meals, the skin inflames causing pets to itch and scratch excessively. The dog flea; Ctenocephalides canis, are tiny, just 1-5 mm in size having flat bodies. Pet owners may not be able to view the fleas themselves but will be able to view a product known as flea dander. Flea dander appears as black dirt within the pet’s hair, this so called dirt is in fact digested blood defecated by the flea. Fleas not only infect the dog themselves but act as a vector for tapeworms and bartonellosis disease.
Flea infestation is a difficult problem to be rid of due to the never ending flea life cycle. Pets which were once infested with fleas can be cured using topical treatments, but the home remains infested. The adult flea lives and breeds in the pet, but the eggs which are laid remain in the environment. These eggs are permeable to the harshest of conditions and will only open upon hatching. As these eggs live in the carpeting, bedding, and furniture of the home, flea infestation on the pet is not longer the problem. As the pet enters the home, he releases carbon dioxide, the magical chemical which opens these flea eggs. The fleas have now once again infested your pet and multiplied in the home.
As a pet owner, it is difficult to prevent external parasitic infestation during warm months. In order to keep your pet’s healthy; dedication to treatments and proper care is a must. Pet aliments caused by ticks can be wide ranging and include fever, swelling in the joints, loss of appetite, pain in body or limbs and difficulty in walking. Additional ailments cause by these external pests include; anemia, lethargy, purities, hairless, and weight loss.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Although ticks and fleas affect all breeds of dogs, fleas are found to be prevalent among beagles, a dog breed having a white, tan, and black coat with long drooping ears, often used for hunting.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. Will this product cause irritation to my pet if spray comes in contact?
Any kind of pesticide with the purpose of pet use can cause sensitivities. If any sensitivity occurs bathe your pet promptly with a mild soap and water.
2. How would I know if my pet has been poisoned?
Symptoms of poisoning caused by treatments relating to flea/tick include dilated pupils, salivating, vomiting, tremors, shivering, hiding and skin irritation.
3. Should I wear protective clothing while using this product?
Yes, wear gloves, mask, and long clothing.
4. Do I need to treat my pet with a monthly treatment if I use this product?
Yes, knockout with only treat pests in the home.
5. What other things could I do to eliminate fleas/ticks in the home?
Before treatment wash all bedding, carpeting, and pet area.
Retreat as necessary.
The product must not be accessible to children.
Do not use product on pets.
This product is meant to be used on carpet, furniture, and household areas only.
Read the entire content of the label before each use.
Products handled improperly can become hazardous to both humans and animals. Read label instructions carefully and follow accordingly.
Animals: Do not use product on pets. It is injurious to inhale or swallow the contents.
Humans: It is injurious to inhale or swallow the contents. While spraying, keep away from breathing mist. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of food, water and feed. After use, wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap.
Being toxic to fish, it should not be mixed with water straightway. Should not be used at places where water can overflow.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
As one of the constituents is alcohol, the product is a flammable product and requires storage away from heat and fire. Likewise, it should not be applied on painted or finished wood surfaces.
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
If on skin or clothing: Remove the contaminated clothing immediately and begin washing the skin for 20 minutes. Continue to cleanse the skin with soap and water as you seek advice from a medical professional.
Storage & Disposal
Storage: Prevent contamination of food, water, or feed during storage and disposal. The contents should not be transferred to other containers.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
No generic version available.
n-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide* 0.400%
Related Compounds 0.035%
OTHER INGREDIENTS 99.015%