The makers of No. 1 veterinarian-recommended flea and tick control product Frontline Plus have introduced Certifect, an advanced topical solution that provides proven flea protection with added tick-killing power. Certifect kills ticks in 18 hours, whereas the current standard for tick-killing efficacy is 24-48 hours. It is also the only topical product that detaches ticks. Certifect destroys the flea life cycle, giving dog owners a new solution in the fight against these pests.
Certifect starts killing all stages of ticks in six hours and kills up to 100 percent within 18 hours. It also causes ticks to detach from dogs and prevents re- infestation for up to one month.
|Size||3 and 6 month supply|
Certifect is a topical formulation applied to two places on a dog's neck: at the base of the skull and between the shoulder blades where the dog cannot lick.
Certifect has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for puppies older than eight weeks and greater than or equal to five pounds.
Certifect should not be used on cats. In studies, no adverse effects were noted on cats in homes with treated dogs.
CERTIFECT is made for all dogs at risk for tick exposure that still need proven flea control. It uses a small amount of amitraz to potentiate the tick-killing power of fipronil, which along with (S)-methoprene, are the active ingredients in FRONTLINE Plus. Amitraz and fipronil act together against ticks' nervous systems to kill more ticks and increase the speed of kill compared to equivalent concentrations of fipronil alone.