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Phantom is an indoor/outdoor termiticide and insecticide that kills termites, ants, cockroaches, and now bed bugs, through a powerful non-repellent active ingredient. Pests can't even detect Phantom, so they walk right over it and then spread it to other insects hidden behind walls or in their home colony, killing every other pest they come in contact with. Phantom is virtually odorless, clear in color and provides superior pest control with a long-lasting residual.
|Active Ingredient:||Chlorfenapyr - 21.45%|
|Target pests:||Termites, Cockroaches, Ants, Bed Bugs and more
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Commercial & Residential Indoors (Crack & Crevice Only) and Outdoors around the Perimeter
* See label for complete list
|Application:||0.75 - 1.5 oz. per gallon of water (75 - 150 oz. per 100 gallon of water)
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label|
|Yield:||* 21 oz. makes 28 gallons of 1.25% solution for termites
* or 7 gallons (mix 3 fl oz. per gallon of water) for general insect control
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||CT, MA, NY|
|Manufactured By:||BASF (UPC: )|
How Phantom Insecticide & Termiticide Works
Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is a non-repellent liquid concentrate that is diluted with water and usually applied with a pump sprayer. Phantom contains the active ingredient Chlorfenapyr, which belongs to a relatively new class of insecticides called pyrroles that are produced from microbes. Pyrroles do not metabolize into active insecticides until after they enter the host target pest. Chlorfenapyr disrupts the production of ATP in the part of the cell that turns food into energy, causing cellular death and ultimate mortality. Because this process is slower than other modes of action, Phantom can have a transfer effect similar to that of baits on social insects like ants, cockroaches, and termites.
Insects do not smell, taste, or avoid applications of Phantom. This means that Phantom can be used in conjunction with baits (do not spray on top of baits). Phantom also eliminates pest build up in one area, preventing pest avoidance of treated areas. The residual of Phantom will last for 30 days or longer. Phantom also has a high potency, so fewer applications are needed for effective treatments.
Phantom Target Insects
Ants, termites, bed bugs, centipedes, beetles
INSECTS CONTROLLED: termites (Reticulitermes spp. (R. flavipes, R. virginicus, R. hageni, R. tibialis, R. Hesperus), Coptotermes spp. (C. formosanus), and Heterotermes spp. (H. aureus); ants (acrobat, Argentine, carpenter, odorous house, pavement, pharaoh’s, pyramid); beetles (Asian lady, confused flour, darkling larva (yellow mealworm), saw-toothed grain); bed bugs; boxelder bugs; centipedes, cockroaches (American, Asian, brown-banded, German, Oriental, and smokybrown); European earwigs; house crickets; house flies; paper wasps (not a knockdown agent); pillbugs; spiders (black widow, cellar); silverfish
Phantom is a Termiticide and insecticide labeled for indoor (follow the label carefully) as well as outdoor use. It combines nonrepellency, superior control, long-lasting effects, and the ability to control populations faster than baiting systems—all in a low-dose, virtually odorless formulation. Phantom can be used as a soil drench, wall foam or as a general use spray as desired.
Phantom is a popular choice for ants and cockroaches because it can be used in conjunction with baiting. Phantom is also ideal for bed bug control because it is non-repellent and effective for pyrethroid resistant strains of bed bugs. Because of its long residual and efficacy with these and other common household pests, Phantom is an excellent choice for apartments, hotels, or similar commercial properties.
- Phantom also comes in a convenient aerosol formulation for smaller jobs or crack and crevice treatments.
Though Phantom is labeled for use as a soil drench for subterranean termites, products such as Termidor SC are more cost effective and last longer in the ground.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Chlorfenapyr 21.45%
For termite treatments, use 4 gallons of 0.125% solution per 10 lineal feet of a 6 in. by 6 in. trench, establishing a continuous treated zone between the wood and other cellulose material in the structure and the termite population(s) in the soil. For pre-construction treatment to be covered by concrete slab, use 1 gallon of 0.25% finished solution per 10 square feet. Apply using a coarse spray nozzle and low-pressure spray (less than 25 psi). See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more details on liquid termite treatments.
Phantom may be converted to a foam for treatments in structural voids. Foam applications to voids above soil should be done with a wet foam (10:1 expansion ratio or less). See mixing table on the product label for dilution rates.
For general pest control indoors, applications should be made to breeding areas, nesting sites, hiding places, runways, and other places where pests are found or likely to infest. For use with only low-pressure directed spray application equipment. Use a 0.5% solution for crack and crevice or spot applications. Do not apply more than once every four weeks.
Always read the product label completely before use.
- One 21 oz. bottle makes 28 gallons of 0.125% solution for termites or 7 gallons of general use spray for cockroaches and ants.
- A 75 oz. bottle makes 100 gallons of finished solution for termites or 25 gallons of general use spray.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios:
- 0.75 fl. oz. (22 mL)/gal. of water – 0.125% - most termite applications
- 1.5 fl. oz. (44 mL)/gal. of water – 0.25% - small volume termite applications
- 3.0 fl. oz. (88 mL)/gal. of water – 0.5% - general pest applications
- Use 4 gallons of 0.125% solution per 10 lineal feet for perimeter termite treatments
- One gallon of 0.5% solution for general pest applications covers approximately 1,000 square feet
Phantom is for use in the following areas:
Pre-construction and post-construction termite treatments in and around residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; inside houses, apartments or other residential structures, meat, poultry and egg processing and packaging plants, the food/feed and non-food/feed areas of food-handling establishments and commercial, institutional and warehousing establishments; food service, manufacturing and processing establishments such as restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, mills, processing plants, bakeries, breweries, dairies, meat slaughtering and packing plants and canneries; schools, groceries and supermarkets, restaurants and cafeterias, hotels and motels, hospitals and nursing homes, warehouses and industrial buildings, laboratories, zoos, pet shops, computer facilities, sewers
Cockroaches: Phantom is effective against American, Asian, brownbanded, German, Oriental, smokybrown, and other cockroach species. Use a 0.5% dilution. Apply dilution as a coarse, low pressure spot or crack and crevice spray to areas where these pests normally inhabit or are likely to infest.
Limited spot treatment of Phantom dilution can be made to surfaces beneath cabinets, spaces between equipment or expansion joints, surfaces behind sinks, lockers, water pipes, cabinets, or other areas where cockroaches may hide. Reapply, if needed, every 4 weeks or more.
Ants: Phantom is highly effective against household and structure-invading ants, including the following species: acrobat ants, Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, Pharaoh's ants, pyramid ants, and other species.
Apply crack and crevice or spot treatments of a 0.5% dilution to areas of known or suspected ant activity. Where possible, apply Phantom directly to ant nest(s) or nesting site(s) or ant-infested wood or structural voids. Reapply, if needed, every 4 weeks or more.
Bed bugs: Do not make surface applications to mattresses. Mattress treatments must be confined to the seams, folds and edges only. Remove linens and wash before reuse. Allow to dry before remaking bed. Use an approved product for other treatment areas. Not recommended as the sole protection against bed bugs.
Exterior application of Phantom is limited to spot and crack and crevice treatments where pests enter around doors, windows, eaves, attic vents, and holes in exterior walls where utilities enter. Apply a maximum of 1.2 fl. oz. of dilution per 2 square feet.
- Convenient tip-and-pour bottle makes measuring and mixing easy.
- Pests do not detect Phantom applications so they unknowingly contact and ingest Phantom during routine activities.
- Precision targeted application method means less product goes farther.
- Effective against a wide variety of household ants and cockroaches.
- Labeled for use in food-handling environments.
- Effective for pyrethroid resistant strains of bed bugs.
- Excellent choice to accompany baiting programs.
Extra Tips for Using Phantom
- Store out of extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.
- Do not treat within a distance of one foot out from the dripline of edible plants.
- Do not make general surface or space applications such as for pantry pests in cupboards, cabinets, or containers.
- Do not reapply more than once every four weeks.
- Diluting more than recommended rates may cause product to become repellent and ineffective.
- Do not apply as a broadcast spray indoors or full perimeter application outdoors.
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50 of 58 people found this review helpful:
By Williams in Detroit, MI on 06/01/2010
Great Product, works well on ridding bed bugs. This product is not messy and leaves not build up or residue.
43 of 47 people found this review helpful:
By Geoff in Pittsburgh, PA on 06/10/2010
I have used this product every spring for a number of years; simply spray around the outside foundation of the house and we are ant and insect free for the entire season. A trick we learned from one of the expensive exterminators we hired to get rid of carpenter ants. Now we do it ourselves and save big $$.
33 of 38 people found this review helpful:
By Lee in Knoxville, TN on 05/04/2010
All crawlers scattered and were not seen by that night. None seen next day and I am still looking without finding any insects crawling. Great stuff!!!!!
30 of 34 people found this review helpful:
By Fb in East Coast on 05/13/2011
This stuff freed me from Bed Bugs. It's worth every penny and them some. If you aren't 100% certain how to use it hire somebody to use it for you. It works great.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful:
By Willard in Tulsa, OK on 07/26/2010
We have had an opportunity to use the product, and have found it to be very effective so far. We were being bombarded by carpenter ants, and the little black ants but after treating with Phantom termiticide we seen them no more. Also in the past we used the Demand CS against an invasion of German Roaches and it was also very effective. I would like to say your products have been 100% effective. Thank you very much. Willard
Watch the bugs stagger around
By Tammy in Maine on 06/29/2016
I'm using multiple strategies to combat bed bugs. It seems that each time I spray/treat, I find different hiding places. With Phantom, I particularly enjoyed watching the bed bugs (and every other bug in the house) stagger around in a poisoned stupor before falling down dead.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Not my favorite... went back to Demon
By Ayaz in Ocala, FL on 06/01/2016
I know, I know... everyone is going to say you have to give it time and I am crazy... but gave it six months and the roaches are more than ever... Using Demon we had it under control and one of the managers all knowing Pest Control guy said Phantom is the greatest thing ever... so we had to get it... six months later after numerous complaints from people seeing bugs I told them if I have to hear the complaints I will select the product to use... so they decided for me not to hand out their number for complaints... and we are going back to Demon...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
First used by professional, now by me **THIS STUFF WORKS!!**
By K. in Temple, TX on 05/22/2016
October 2015 I mysteriously ended up with a 'light' bedbug infestation, most likely from recent hotel (x3) travel. When asked, the pro I hired said my infestation was a 2 on a scale of 10. But it felt like a 100 to me!!! He did a great job with a Phantom treatment (once per week x 4 weeks) and I purchased encasement systems, did tons of drying (high heat in dryer for 30 minutes), some washing, and sprinkled diatomaceous earth around baseboards (slow acting, natural ingredient w/mixed reviews). Now I might have bed bugs AGAIN!!! I purchased my own Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide back in October and will be purchasing a designated sprayer for this product. **This stuff works folks!!** My pro guy was super reasonable with price @ _$500 and very thorough (I did a LOT of legwork to assist w/treatment and rapidly educated myself). I feel confident to get rid of this problem "IF" in fact it is bedbugs.
By Doug in lancaster on 04/28/2016
a++++ PRODUCT AS ALWAYS KILLS
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Definitely worth it
By Eliora in Chicago on 03/02/2016
I had two exterminators try to get rid off these bed bugs without any success. All the money spent on laundry, different products and exterminators, it was a huge waste, and not to mention bugs BITE. I wish I knew about phantom at the beginning of this ordeal, but that's OK, at least I found something that works. It also works on fleas, but only if its a direct contact with wet solution. It is extremely strong and not good for skin contact. Please don't spray this on your pets. My exterminator told me that this product is stronger than what they use and the person using phantom needs to be extremely cautious. I mixed phantom, and first three treatments I completed in 15 days, but within three weeks I was able to sit on my sofa and be at peace. This is probably the best bed bug killer on the market.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Phantom is Awesome!
By Ultra in Muldrow, OK on 11/28/2015
I use this product to treat bed bugs and ants. Works great!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Adam in Goldsboro nc on 10/07/2015
Sprayed house and noticed a couple of bugs for a day or two but none since.
By Tina in Philadelphia, PA on 08/23/2015
So far so good. I will be ordering more for later, just in case in we be in this situation again...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By David in Dallas on 08/14/2015
My purchase was delivered as promised. The product did not work to expectations of killing roaches, but seemed to excite them somewhat and slow them down. That was more my fault as I ordered the product before I listened to a professionals advice on what I used to get from them! (Voicemail message-did not recognize the number) This Product does not kill on contact, but does drown the roaches if sprayed directly on the cockroach. Will order Suspend poly-zone asap.
We are sorry to learn that the Phantom did not work up to your expectations. While Phantom is a great product, it is very slow acting by nature. Roach control usually involves a comprehensive program which involves and insecticide spray, and Insect Growth regulator and a roach bait. Please take a few moments to read over our Roach Treatment Guide to learn how to implement an effective roach control program: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-roaches-a-458.html
9 of 10 people found this review helpful:
BEDBUGS BE GONE!!
By Steve in henryetta,ok on 04/22/2015
we purchased the phantom termiticide/insecticide for a bedbug problem that we had and so far I am very happy to say they are gone...it was gonna cost use 1800 dollars for a pest company to come out and I'm sure that were like a lot of people that there is just no way to afford that...so we tried to do it are self and it worked..it's very frustrating to have to wash every single thing but phantom will kill them no joke.....what we also did after the phantom was sprinkled diatomacous earth around the base boards..do some research on the de it's good for everything....don't be afraid to try phantom if it's applied the way the directions say you will finally have your home back...thanks for reading and happy hunting.
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QIs Phantom Insecticide safe around kids and babies?
AYes, Phantom is safe while kids/babies and pets are in the house. Phantom is only strong enough to kill small insects. It is a good idea to keep pets and children outside or in another room while treating and then allow about 30 minutes for the products to dry. Once dry, it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the living space. Of course you should always store the products just like any other cleaning chemicals, out of reach of children and pets.
QHow effective is Phantom Insecticide for bed bug control?
I am experiencing a problem with bed bugs and recently had my apartment treated with Phantom. The technician treated not only cracks and floorboards, etc, but sprayed my walls as well. I'm reading the info on this website which says only to treat seams, not walls. Is treating the walls safe and effective? How many treatments will I need? Apartment was sprayed today and I have seen several live bed bugs and have felt several bites. Shouldn't it kill them immediately?
APhantom is quickly becoming the new preferred treatment for bed bugs. It leaves a long term residual that has shown to kill bed bugs long after you initially treat. However, it is not an immediate kill. When a bed bug crosses over an area that has been treated with Phantom, it picks up the product on its body, but it can take days to kill the bed bug. This is why you will still see bed bugs and still may get bitten, but the bed bug will die. Phantom is very popular now because bed bugs build up resistance easily to certain products and Phantom is a product that they have not shown resistance to yet. Any good company should treat every two weeks for at least two cycles. It could take more than two treatments depending on the severity of the situation. I cannot comment on the companies interpretation of the instructions, but treating cracks and crevices, baseboards, and other areas will ensure that when the bed bugs come out of hiding that they will cross a treated barrier. You should consider our Bed Bug Treatment Kits. They have a very high success rate and will save you lots of money over hiring another exterminator if they are not successful.
QHow much Phantom Insecticide do I mix per gallon for roach control?
I am regular customer of yours. I am very pleased with Phantom. However, in the manual it states that the dilution for roaches should be 3 oz per gal. I am a little concerned as you mentioned 1.5 oz per gal?
A The amount of 1.5 oz per gallons of water more pertains if you are using Phantom for a termite treatment. You should use 3 oz per gallon of water when applying for roaches or other general pest control insects.
The amount of 1.5 oz per gallons of water more pertains if you are using Phantom for a termite treatment. You should use 3 oz per gallon of water when applying for roaches or other general pest control insects.
QIs there a restricted entry interval following an application of Phantom Insecticide for cockroaches? Is there any personal protective equipment required for such re-entry?
APhantom is an odorless and very safe liquid insecticide. There is no requirement to wear anything special upon re-entry. You should always wear gloves when applying any pesticide, but unless you are in a completely closed rooom with no ventilation, you do not need a respirator. You should allow enough time for the product to dry and then it is perfectly fine to enter back into the space with children and pets. Usually it takes 30 - 45 minutes for the product to dry thoroughly. Always read the product label for full treatment instructions.
QPhantom vs Termidor
What is better for termites: Phantom or Termidor?
A Termidor is definitely the most popular termite treatment product available. Phantom was made more for indoor pest control and perimeter pest control treatments. Since Termidor is not labeled to treat around the indoors for pest control, Phantom was made to serve that purpose. Although Phantom is labeled for termites treating, it does not last nearly as long as Termidor does in the ground and it is also much more costly per finished gallon than Termidor is.
Termidor is definitely the most popular termite treatment product available. Phantom was made more for indoor pest control and perimeter pest control treatments. Since Termidor is not labeled to treat around the indoors for pest control, Phantom was made to serve that purpose. Although Phantom is labeled for termites treating, it does not last nearly as long as Termidor does in the ground and it is also much more costly per finished gallon than Termidor is.
01/27/2016 Dean from Ashland, Or
QDoes Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide work on mites since it has Chlorfenapyr, the ingredient in miticides?
A popular (and expensive miticide) has the same active ingredient, Chlorfenapyr, and I'm wondering if this product would also work on rust mites.
01/26/2016 Tabya from Houston, Tx
QWill Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide harm a parrot to walk through it once dried?
My parrot walks and roams around on the floor often and does like to play against the crevices and sides of the wall and carpet. She does get her beak in the crevices. If Phantom was put down and allowed to dry with her out of the house a couple of days, could she safely walk through it or possibly get it in her mouth and still be safe? She so will put her foot in her mouth ... Literally! I have had her 30 yrs, but the black crazy ants have invaded our home. I put Termidor in the outside.
A Birds are very sensitive to many insecticides, so we would not recommend using something like Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide in any areas where a bird such as a parrot may come into contact with the spray or the residual. You can view more information about potential toxicology of the product on the SDS here. We do recommend consulting your vet before using any insecticides indoors in a home with birds. There are many newer insecticides containing active ingredients that have almost no toxicity to birds that will still do a great job on ants. Also, baits should be used in bait plate stations that could be placed in areas where pets would not have access to them. Advion Ant Bait Gel contains Indoxacarb, which must be digested by the target pests to take effect, and this is a great choice for ants (including crazy ants) looking for sweets or carbohydrates. For a protein (granule) bait, InTice 10 contains boric acid as the active ingredient, also with far less toxicity to non-target animals. If you prefer a spray, Arilon Insecticide is a non-repellent spray that also contains Indoxacarb.
Birds are very sensitive to many insecticides, so we would not recommend using something like Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide in any areas where a bird such as a parrot may come into contact with the spray or the residual. You can view more information about potential toxicology of the product on the SDS here. We do recommend consulting your vet before using any insecticides indoors in a home with birds.
There are many newer insecticides containing active ingredients that have almost no toxicity to birds that will still do a great job on ants. Also, baits should be used in bait plate stations that could be placed in areas where pets would not have access to them. Advion Ant Bait Gel contains Indoxacarb, which must be digested by the target pests to take effect, and this is a great choice for ants (including crazy ants) looking for sweets or carbohydrates. For a protein (granule) bait, InTice 10 contains boric acid as the active ingredient, also with far less toxicity to non-target animals. If you prefer a spray, Arilon Insecticide is a non-repellent spray that also contains Indoxacarb.
01/19/2016 Tanya from Houston, Tx
QIs Phantom safe to use if you have a bird?
I realize I would need to remove her during application, but is it safe after it dries? As with most pet birds, curiosity leads her to stick her beak around crevices and corners and edges in the home. Would it harm her if it got on her feet or in her mouth later? When would it dissipate for good where it would no longer be a threat to her? Crazy Ants are driving us crazy, but I have had her 30 yrs!
A Yes, it is safe for the bird to walk around after the Phantom has dried. We did call the manufacturer to confirm this and they said there should be no issues as long as the surfaces are in fact dry. Typically, it should only take about 30 minutes to dry, but you may want to wait one hour just to make sure.
Yes, it is safe for the bird to walk around after the Phantom has dried. We did call the manufacturer to confirm this and they said there should be no issues as long as the surfaces are in fact dry. Typically, it should only take about 30 minutes to dry, but you may want to wait one hour just to make sure.
11/20/2015 Bill from Redding, Ca
QDo I have to mix Phantom with anything but water for roach and spider control, and how long does it take to see a difference?
A Phantom must be diluted with water and Gentrol for Roach and Spider Control. Gentrol will break down the reproductive cycle of the roaches. We also recommend to incorporate a bait like Maxforce Magnum into the treatment program for roaches. Please see our Roach Treatment Guide for more information.
Phantom must be diluted with water and Gentrol for Roach and Spider Control. Gentrol will break down the reproductive cycle of the roaches. We also recommend to incorporate a bait like Maxforce Magnum into the treatment program for roaches. Please see our Roach Treatment Guide for more information.
08/23/2015 Tammy from Charleston, Sc
QCan I use Phantom II and Onslaught on my baseboards?
08/01/2015 Bob from Ny
QCan I use Phantom SC for springtails?
A Phantom SC is not specifically labeled for springtail eradication. We do carry products that you can apply for treating them. Please take a few moments to read our article on How to Get Rid of Springtails for more detailed information. Please let us know if you need anything else.
Phantom SC is not specifically labeled for springtail eradication. We do carry products that you can apply for treating them. Please take a few moments to read our article on How to Get Rid of Springtails for more detailed information. Please let us know if you need anything else.
07/28/2015 Michelle from Charlotte, Nc
QDo you recommend Phantom Insecticide for roaches coming up from the shower drain as well as the sink?
Our exterminator has used Phantom and an IGR. We are getting ant sized roaches(nymphs?) with brown horizontal stripes on their backs.
A We would recommend Roach Control Kit Rotation A. The products in the kit provide you with two different poisons that they will take back to the colony you don't see to eliminate them at the source, as well as a birth control that will halt the growth of the colony until they die from the other products. You can also review our Roach guide for tons of helpful information for controlling this species effectively. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
We would recommend Roach Control Kit Rotation A. The products in the kit provide you with two different poisons that they will take back to the colony you don't see to eliminate them at the source, as well as a birth control that will halt the growth of the colony until they die from the other products. You can also review our Roach guide for tons of helpful information for controlling this species effectively. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
07/10/2015 Trish from Akron Ohio
QIf I add Gentrol IGR, is Phantom still undetectable?
05/14/2015 Thomas from Conyers,ga.
QHOW LONG DOES IT TAKE PHANTOM TO MAKE A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE ON INDOOR SPRAYING?
I SPRAYED 4 DAYS AGO ATTEMPTING TO ELIMINATE A GERMAN ROACH PROBLEM. I USED PHANTOM MIXED WITH GENTROL IGR CONCETRATE. I MIXED IT TO THE RECOMENDED LEVELS.
APhantom can take up to two weeks to actually kill bugs after they come into contact with treated surfaces. Phantom offers a delayed kill that gives insects time to get back to the nest and infect other insects with the insecticide. Phantom is also a non-repellent insecticide which means that sensitive insects like roaches can not tell that it is there and they readily cross over the treatment area. Roach treatments should be done every 4 weeks until you do not see any more roach activity. Most people do end up doing between 3-5 treatments. We would also recommend incorporating an IGR (insect growth regulator) such as Gentrol IGR to stop the reproductive cycle of the roaches. Roaches exposed to the Gentrol IGR will become adults incapable of reproducing, thus ending the cycle of an infestation. You may mix Phantom with the Gentrol IGR with a gallon of water to perform the application of both products at the same time.
04/24/2015 Julie from Port Richey
QCan Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide be used to kill fleas also?
I had someone tell me this works for fleas as well