For Dogs & Puppies: The maximum application rate for this product is twice per month, and the second application must be made more than 8 days after the initial application.
For Cats & Kittens: The maximum application rate for this product is once per month.
Shake well before using.
For Fleas & Ticks A light, even coverage of the haircoat will provide effective flea control. Do not allow spray from application or damp pet to come into contact with painted or finished surfaces, including wood floors/furniture, leather/vinyl materials, or other surfaces of concern. For best results, ruffle the coat while spraying against the natural lay of the hair. Cover pet's eyes with hand. With a firm, fast stroke, spray head, ears, and chest. If you see a tick, spray it directly. With cloth, rub on face around mouth, nose, and eyes. Then, spray the neck, middle, and hind quarters, finishing with legs and tail last. Avoid spraying rectum and genitals. For all pets, spray until damp, not saturated. Do not allow pets to become chilled. Repeat every month for continuous home flea and tick infestation prevention.
Note that the recommended dose is about 4 squeezes of the trigger sprayer per pound of body weight. Short-haired pets will need less; more spray may be needed for long-haired pets. In all cases, apply spray until the coat is damp, not saturated.
For mosquitoes: A light even coverage of the haircoat (as applied for flea control) will also provide effective repellency of mosquitoes.
Adams Plus Flea & Tick Spray is most effective when used as part of a total flea and tick management program. Use other Adams Plus products registered for residential premise control (carpets, upholstery, and pet bedding) of these pests in conjunction with this treatment. Monthly premise treatments are required for optimal control and prevention of fleas and ticks.
What's the difference between the regular and water-based Adams™ Flea & Tick Pet Sprays?
Adams™ Pet Spray products come in both alcohol and water-based formulas. Some contain adulticides only, while others contain both an adulticide and the Infest Stop™* ingredient, which kills the eggs and causes the female flea to lay sterile eggs. The water-based formulas are slower drying (alcohol speeds up drying process because of evaporation) but are the choice for irritated skin. The water-based formulas contain coat conditioners. The alcohol-based formulas dry quickly and the alcohol has a flushing effect on the fleas, which tends to create a faster kill. Some cats may drool upon tasting the spray on their coat. This may occur with alcohol- or water-based products. This response is generally self-limiting.
Can Adams™ dog products be used on a cat, and vice versa?
No! NEVER use flea and tick control products for dogs on cats or vice versa. Cats are very different from dogs so they need special formulas. Only use products labeled for cats on cats. Cats and dogs can have adverse reactions, including death, to certain ingredients in each other's products. The makers of Adams™ products tailor the products to fit the needs of each animal, and includes ingredients appropriate to each pet.
Can I bathe my pet after applying a topical product?
Topical treatments can take up to 24 hours to dry. Refraining from bathing your pet during this time is recommended. If you do choose to bathe your animal prior to adding topical products, wait until your pet is completely dry to apply the product.
If I treated my dog a week ago with a topical product and am still finding fleas, can I reapply?
For a heavy infestation, you can treat again as long as 8 days have passed since the prior application.
Can my pet be treated with Adams™ flea & tick products if they are on medication?
Adams™ products are not systemically active and have no known adverse interactions with systemic medications.
Consult a veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant, nursing, or animals on medication.
Do your flea and tick products have an expiration date?
No, flea & tick products do not carry expiration dates. Our products will remain effective long after their date of manufacture when they are stored according to label directions. For best results, we recommend using any flea and tick product within 2-3 years of purchase.
How do I apply flea & tick pet sprays?
Cover animal's eyes with hand. With a firm, fast stroke to get a proper spray mist, spray the head, ears and chest until damp. With cloth, rub into face around mouth, nose and eyes. Then spray neck, middle and hindquarters, finishing legs last. For best penetration of the spray to the skin, direct spray against the natural lay of the hair. On longhaired dogs and cats, run your hand against the lay of the hair, spraying the ruffled hair directly behind the hand. Make sure spray thoroughly wets ticks.
Should you bathe pets before or after using Adams™ pet sprays?
We recommend you bathe your pet with an Adams™ Flea & Tick Shampoo prior to using our pet spray products. Once the shampoo is rinsed off the pet, the residual activity of the insecticidal ingredient is gone, so it is important to follow up with a maintenance product to protect the pet from new fleas emerging from within their cocoons in the infested environment. Pets must be completely dry before the mist application.
What is the difference between pet sprays and flea & tick shampoos?
Adams™ pet sprays can be used as a complement to your pet's regular flea and tick control maintenance program. Pet sprays are applied directly onto the animal to kill and repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Shampoos allow pet owners to cleanse and deodorize and add luster to their pet's coat while killing fleas, flea eggs, ticks and lice.
Why has the Adams™ Flea & Tick treatment not worked?
Generally, after the application of our products, you may see more fleas. This is because the products make the fleas hyper-excited, drawing them to the top of the hair coat before dying.