How Do Flea Collars Work?

Fleas and ticks can be anything from a minor nuisance to a big problem for a pet and his owner! Make sure you are prepared this season with flea collars from The Flea Killer Guys. You know that high-quality flea collars work in preventing tick and flea bites, but how exactly do they work? Many people wonder how a collar can help prevent bites on their furry friends.

Repelling and Treating

Some flea collars repel pests, while others are beneficial when treating a current pest problem. The ones that repel pests oftentimes emit a gas that insects want to avoid. Collars that can treat the problem usually contain medication that seeps into the dog’s skin or spreads due to the dog’s skin’s oils. The collars that seep into the skin require a bite from a pest to kill the pest; the ones that move through the dog’s oils can kill pests without any bites.


Chemicals like deltamethrin, amitraz, pyriproxyfen, and propoxur are all commonly used in flea and tick collars. Propoxur is the key chemical, as it is the one that will certainly kill the pests on impact. However, propoxur is dangerous to humans. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after clipping the collar on Fido and keep the kids away while he wears the collar.

If you are looking for high-quality flea collars to protect your pets, be sure to shop The Flea Killer Guys today! We are your number one pet supply wholesalers, and we look forward to helping your pets stay safe and happy from pests.