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Acclaim Household Flea Treatment

Acclaim Household Flea Treatment

Acclaim Household Flea Spray

Acclaim household flea spray is used to eradicate or prevent flea infestations in the home. One 400ml can is enough to treat 140 square metres and will kill fleas for 6 months, but more importantly it will prevent them breeding for 12 months.

Fleas become a pest when they breed in nooks and crannies around your home, building up a large population, most of which is not on your pets at any one time, so cannot be treated by products applied to them. Treating your house for fleas makes more sense than treating your animals sometimes, because there can be as many as 100 devloping fleas in the environment for every 1 flea on your pet!

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A Guide to using Acclaim®

  • Remove all pets and children from the room being treated
  • Vacuum thoroughly.
  • Close all windows and doors and spray all carpets, exposed floor boards, soft furnishings and cracks and crevices with a sweeping action holding the can at knee height.
  • Leave the product (Acclaim®­) to settle for about 10 minutes before airing the room.
  • Pets and children may return as soon as surfaces are dry to the touch, usually 10-20 mins.

After Care

  • Regular vacuuming will encourage maximum hatch of the immature stages, ensuring rapid control.
  • Vacuum living areas before going to bed and bedroom areas in the morning. This will ensure rooms are vacant after vacuuming thus reducing the likelihood of fleas biting.

Hints and Tips

  • Fleas living under exposed floor boards can be difficult to treat and hatching may be prolonged.
  • When an infestation is established, adult fleas may be seen for some weeks following spraying. This is because the existing pupae must hatch before they can be killed, it is quite normal and the flea spray will still be working.
  • When the heating is turned up or an unused room is disturbed this can activate dormant fleas.
  • Human bedding and clothing does not need to be sprayed; a warm wash will kill eggs and larvae.
  • Remember to treat the whole house, the car and any outbuildings frequented by the pet.

Extra information

Eggs are laid by a flea on your pet, then they drop off onto the floor or bedding, to develop later into fleas. Sometimes a huge population will build up, completely out of site. They can then develop in waves and infest any pets in the house. Even houses with no carpets are at risk - fleas can easily develop in the gaps between floor boards, skirting boards etc. Every little crevice at floor level in your house needs to be sprayed to prevent fleas from becoming a nuisance. Treatment at the start of the warm weather, before fleas have taken hold, is recommended.

The fleas you see on your pet are adult fleas which are only 5% of the flea population, the other 95% are made up by the other 3 life stages, which are eggs, larvae and pupa which live in commonly visit area's by your pet, i.e. carpets, bedding, rugs etc.

Vet-Kem Acclaim Household Flea Spray is one of the most effective household flea sprays available.

When treating the house care should be taken to treat all of carpets and rugs, skirting boards and tiles, paying particular attention to any cracks, crevices and areas hidden areas by such things like furniture. After spraying it is recommended that the room is closed up for half an hour and then ventilated for a further half hour.

Vet-Kem Acclaim Household Flea Spray will interrupt the life cycle by killing the eggs and larvae of the flea but you may see residual adult fleas appearing due to the chemicals being unable to kill off the pupa stage.

An application of Vet-Kem Acclaim Household Flea Spray will be active in your home for up to 1 year. One canister is sufficient to cover 140sqm.

Vet-Kem Household Flea Spray also eliminates ants, cockroaches, ticks, earwigs, silverfish, other bristle tails, centipedes, spiders and beetles.

Active Ingredients:

Permethrin (rapidly kills adult fleas),

In order to be effective it will be necessary to treat any animals in the household for fleas and as fleas act as an intermediary host to tapeworm and effective worming treatment is also recommended.

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Flea spray

8th Apr 2015

Can it be harmful if inhaled. As a full can burst open in my car and I was in it and had to drive home.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

A small proportion of the contents are always inhaled whenever anyone uses this product in the normal way. This is something which one would normally try to keep to a minimum, but the active ingredients are in fact regarded as safe for people, even when some is inhaled. I hope that you opened the windows for a while. If you did, I am quite sure that this would have been perfectly safe for you.

Still got fleas

30th Oct 2014
nicola falla romero

I bought acclaim from my vets, sprayed the house about 3 weeks ago and ive still got live fleas and being bitten. Do i need to spray my clothes as they are stored in wicker baskets/boxes in my room. Its only myself that is being bitten, my three sons dont get attacked. Im desperate for any info. Many thanks

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Fleas will come from anywhere that your pets go to. Eggs fall off your pets, then develop near enough where they land. Therefore you do not need to spray much where your pets cannot get to. However they will be in the general vicinity of everywhere your pets ever go. The other thing is that Acclaim is not deadly toxic to fleas in small concentrations. There is a coverage guide on the can. If you spray a large area with one can, you will not have used enough.The concentration will be too low to be effective. Check this again reading the info on the can. You need more than one can with a larger house, especially if you have cats which go everywhere. If pets sit on you, then your clothing could in fact pick up flea eggs, though going through the wash would probably sort them out. You might need to buy some more Acclaim and go over the areas again. Treat all pets with Frontline or similar. Vacuum the carpets before spraying with Acclaim to get rid of anything you can first.

Best of luck. (The fleas will all go eventually. Ladies are always much more affected by flea bites than men. It is not fair, but that seems to be what happens.)

Safe for mattress & pillows?

16th Mar 2014
G Callaghan

Is Acclaim safe to use on my mattress and pillows?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Acclaim is safe for general household use which includes furnishings as well as carpets. You can therefore regard it as safe to use on beds, but I would be cautious about using it on pillows. Apart from a possible residual odour, some people could be sensitive to breathing in faint traces of the insecticide ingredients over a prolonged period of time. You could perhaps wash the pillows and at a high temperature this will be effective instead.