How Fleas and Ticks Pick Your Pet
To understand how to best prevent these pests from attacking your dog or cat, we need to look at how they detect their victims. Fleas and ticks have several mechanisms they use to detect their hosts, and one of the most important ones by far is odour (olfaction). Fleas and ticks have olfactory receptor neurons narrowly tuned to specific odours they innately search for. Their simple olfactory systems consist of about 20 sensilla located on their first pair of legs. If this simple odour detection system senses something other than what it's been tuned for, the fleas and ticks will reject the host.
And this is how many of the flea and tick repellents on the market work today… they mask the specific odours on your pet that pests are searching for in the environment. If the formula is effective, fleas and ticks cannot smell, taste, or even identify the host they're seeking. So, they simply ignore your dog or cat. Though there are many “harsh chemical solutions,” Karen Becker has found some herbal repellents that work just as well, if not better.
Karen Becker’s Criteria For The Ultimate Pest Repellent
- Has NO synthetic chemicals
- Does not produce harmful effects when pets lick their skin
- Contains ingredients formulated by nature
- Is available without a prescription and can be used daily
- Has a pleasant odour but is designed to create an undesirable scent to pests
- Needs to be fit for use on pet bedding and does not stain fur
- Delivery Information
SUMMARY OF UK DELIVERY INFORMATION
For orders of £0 – £39.99 & under 2kg, delivery methods available are:
First Class – £2.99 (estimated 1–3 days)
Second Class – £2.50 (estimated 2–4 days)
For orders over £40 (and under 2kg) orders are sent Royal Mail - First Class - FREE
For Orders over £80 - Orders are sent via a tracked service - FREE
If you need a guaranteed / fully trackable delivery then there is also the option to have your order delivered by Courier as follows:
UK Mainland Next Day - £5.99
Special Postcodes - Two days £11.99
For heavier items (over 2kg), such as food, the following delivery methods are available:
For orders of £0 – £79.99
DPD Courier – £5.99 Next day – UK Mainland
DPD Courier – £11.99 Two Days – UK Special Postcodes (see Delivery & Returns section of the website for details of these)
Orders sent via DPD – Free
All orders placed before 3.00pm* will be dispatched the same working day. Orders placed after 3.00pm* will be dispatched on the following working day. *Courier deliveries have an earlier cut-off.
For courier deliveries, order cut off for same day dispatch is 1.30pm. Orders placed after 1.30pm on a Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday (or Wednesday for UK special postcodes).
Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank & Public Holidays are classed as non-working days and orders will be dispatched on the next working day.
Email notification will be sent once your order has been dispatched. Please double check your delivery address is correct and contact us straight away if not.
If in the unusual situation there is an issue with your order, such as an item is unexpectedly out of stock or there is an issue with delivery, we will make contact with you. In these instances, we will keep you update via email or telephone to confirm the progress of the order.
For full information including international deliveries, please see our Delivery & Returns section of the website.
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