Do Fleas Jump Off of Pets After Treatment?

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May 26, 2010

Treating a dog with fleas.When a pet is given the first dose of Advantage or Revolution, do the fleas jump off the pet and into the environment? Or do the fleas die from the chemicals? I am asking this because I'm wondering if I should put the cat outside for a while? Is it okay for it to sleep on my bed right after giving the dose? I don't want the fleas to jump off of my cat and onto my sheets!


By Cyinda from the WA


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May 26, 20103 found this helpful
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I have never observed fleas jumping off my dog from a treatment of Advantix. However, they do jump off the dog onto beds, couches, rugs, etc. before the treatment. That's often how I found out the dog had fleas. I guess it's that time of year again :(

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May 31, 20104 found this helpful
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No, they dont jump off. They may fall off when they die, but I never saw any. I did notice that any fleas living in my carpet jumped onto the cat and died also. Any hatching fleas died the dame way.


I know I had fleas in my carpet when I treated the cat and I havent seen any for 3 years now (indoor cats). I never had to treat again.

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July 1, 20173 found this helpful
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When I applied revelution the fleas DID start jumping off. I combed her an hour after application and the fleas moved slower and I saw a lot more crawling around in her fur then I did on her skin. They were a lot easier to get off of her. I just combed her a 2nd time and It's been 10 hrs since her application and there are still fleas moving on her. I hope the rest die because I know she can't have another application for 30 days. I also hope the live fleas that have jumped off or that I've combed off die because I combed her in my garage.

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February 27, 20181 found this helpful
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First of all,if you cat or dog has fleas, you need to Capstar, it's a pill that kills fleas for 24 hours and they will all be dead. Then apply the Revolution or the Advantage. You have to really treat the environment also.. And please.....get the bug protectors for your bed. The fleas are horrible creatures. I hate that they co-habit this environment and torment our furry friends and us too. My vet told me that the fleas were biting me because i was on blood thinners and they didn't have to inject an anticoagulant..


But please..get some capstar and it can be given at the same time you treat your animal. I am using Revolution. I used them all, but my vet loves revolution, he said that the fleas were finding resistance to Advantage and Frontline. The fleas are so hard to get rid of. I finally bought a Roomba to continually vacuum. Its a hard battle, but Capstar, spot on and diligent environmental treatment--call an exterminator.. F

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May 27, 20101 found this helpful

No, the fleas don't jump off after the treatment.

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July 8, 20174 found this helpful

I just treated my cat with revolution after finding a tick on my son. I didn't even know we had fleas and all of a sudden I'm getting bitten.


I think they are leaving the cat from the treatment as I wasn't getting bitten before the treatment.

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August 12, 20174 found this helpful

I just treated my cat with Advantage II and it did sleep on my bed. (as usual) Well, for the next 2 nights, I kept waking up with bites all over me. Didn't see anything biting me. I am covered with bites from head to toe. I looked good at the bed and there are fleas under the sheets, on the mattress, and on the blankets. They certainly do jump off the cat after treatment!!! I am proof!!

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August 28, 20174 found this helpful

They do. I just treated with Bravecto and they started jumping off for dear life.

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October 10, 20171 found this helpful

Hi there. How have u gotten rid of them since?

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November 2, 20170 found this helpful

They aren't jumping off as much as they are falling off and dying....

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November 4, 20171 found this helpful

I sprayed with another formula of flea riddant and they have been jumping off like crazy. Literally jumping ship!

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November 4, 20176 found this helpful

To the person claiming no, they dont jump off. You are 100% absolutely incorrect and you are not knowledgable about fleas. Please stop claiming to be!

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February 18, 20180 found this helpful

They die.

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

I just woke up with fea on me and crawling on our sheets. We put advantage 11 on him about 8 hours ago. When they come off do they die?

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July 4, 20183 found this helpful

Yes,, they do jump off....and on bravecto, unless they bite they do not die....I have ticks and fleas in my bed...I use diamatraceous earth, the food grade under my sheets...and around bed legs...kills them dead....fab product...still like my flea meds though

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August 17, 20180 found this helpful

I just used Pet Armor liquid flea form and flea's are jumping off of my kitten and don't seem to be dieing like the Pet Armor promised! Now I don't know what to do!?

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August 17, 20181 found this helpful

Wrong, yes they definitely do!

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September 7, 20180 found this helpful

Use salt and/or baking soda in your carpets. It dries out the eggs, pupae, larvae. The fleas will eventually die if they don't have a host to suck blood from. Whatever you do, don't use flea bombs. They made the fleas worse in our house. There were more after we flea bombed than before.


And, no, they didn't eventually die off because of the flea bombs either. Also, put out pans of soapy water underneath night lights on the floor. The fleas jump in and drown in the soapy water. We are now flea-free after doing these things.

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October 10, 20181 found this helpful

Problem with those pills is they will kill the fleas that are on the pet however once they go back outside and get more fleas you would have to give them Capstar again as far as I'm aware. Correct?

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October 11, 20180 found this helpful

They don't jump off they rise to the top of the animal and fall off dead. I switched from Frontline Plus to the Frontline Gold. The Plus didn't work as well this year. , I find fleas but only dead ones that fall off or when they rise to the top and I see them I remove them. This is after their daily walls.


It means your product is working if they are dead when you find them. I'm not finding any live fleas and we started treating the yard with Diametacious Earth.
There's some subtle difference between the plus and the Gold. My dogs don't go crazy scratching and I wasn't finding dead fleas with the plus. They are scratching with the Frontline Gold.
I also bathe them weekly

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October 16, 20180 found this helpful

I have treated both my cats with Hertz flea meds and they both sleep on my bed and I found no fleas.

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November 12, 20180 found this helpful

Yup! Fleas can get of the pet as they are dying. Most flea products cause a hyperexcitability stage when they first start to kill the flea. These are the fleas you are seeing that come up to the surface of the pets coat. Some products work by paralyzing the flea, and as they are dying, they are falling off. Some repel the fleas. With most contact products, even short contact with the treated pet will be enough to kill the flea, it just takes some time. There is nothing on the market that is instantaneous.

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