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Sally from Clinton Township, Michigan writes,

If I vacuum again, will I have to spray the Martins IGR all over again?

Hello, I sprayed Martin's IGR throughout my whole house a little over 2 weeks ago and was wondering when I should vacuum again. I thoroughly vacuumed before application. I do not want to suck up the IGR and have my spraying lose its effectiveness. My vacuum cleaner is rather powerful. This is for a flea infestation. I did not use an adult insecticide, but my cats are on Advantage II. This was a whole lot of work and I would like to avoid doing this all over again if possible. Thanks for any advice. Sally Koshko


To answer you first question, you should vacuum daily. A vacuum cleaner will not break down Martins IGR no matter how powerful it is. Also, you should be using an adult insecticide. Using the Martins IGR alone, without an adulticide, will stop the reproductive cycle but does not kill the fleas. It is very important to mix the Martins IGR with an adulticide such as Onslaught for a complete and thorough Flea elimination plan.

Answer last updated on: 11/10/2014

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