& Tick Products
How do I apply
the Adams™ products?
Adams Flea & Tick
is an extensive line of products specifically
designed to treat your cat or dog for fleas,
ticks, mosquitoes and several other pests
listed on the package label. Always read
the entire product label before each use.
It is a violation of federal law to use
any Adams product in a manner that is inconsistent
with its labeling.
Flea & Tick Mists: Cover
animal’s eyes with hand, and with
a firm, fast stroke to get a proper spray
mist, spray head, ears and chest until
damp. With fingertips, 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 layer of the hair. On long-haired
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. Repeat every
soak animal with warm water taking 2-3 minutes
to wet hair. Apply on head and ears and lather,
then repeat procedure with neck, chest, middle
and hindquarters, finishing legs last. Let
animal stand 3-5 minutes (this is an important
part of the grooming procedure), then rinse
animal thoroughly. Repeat every 2 weeks.
For extremely dirty or scaly animals, the
above procedure may be repeated.
PRODUCT WELL BEFORE EACH USE. DOGS AND CATS:
To kill fleas, ticks, and lice thoroughly
mix ½ oz. (1 tablespoon) of Adams
PYRETHRIN DIP with one gallon of warm water.
For outdoor animals in areas of severe infestations,
2 oz. (4 tablespoons) per gallon may be used.
Make fresh solution daily. If animal’s
coat is very dirty, bathe first with an Adams
shampoo. Dip should be applied to dry or
damp (not wet) coat. Sponge or dip animal
with diluted Adams PYRETHRIN DIP making sure
all areas are soaked to the skin. Let drip
dry on animal. Do not rinse off. Repeat treatment
every 7 days if necessary.
Flea & Tick Collars: Place
collar around pet’s neck, adjust for
fit, and buckle in place. The collar must
be worn loosely to allow for growth of the
pet and to permit the collar to move about
the neck. Generally, a properly fitted collar
is one that, when fastened, will snugly slide
over pet’s head. Leave 2 or 3 inches
for extra adjustment. Cut off and dispose
of excess length. Wash hands after installing
collar on pet. Under normal conditions, replace
collar every 6 months. Under conditions of
severe infestation and where continued rapid
kill is desired, collar may be replaced more
Carpet Spray: Do
not allow children or pets to come in
contact with treated surfaces until spray
INDOORS: Thoroughly vacuum
all carpeting, upholstered furniture, drapes
along baseboards, under furniture and in
closets. Seal vacuum bag and dispose of in
outdoor trash. Spray from a distance of two
to three feet from surface being treated.
Apply with a smooth back-and-forth motion
to carpets, drapes, rugs and upholstered
furniture. Avoid wetting or saturating carpets
or furniture. An evenly applied fine mist
spray is sufficient. Do not spray wood furniture,
floors or trim as water spotting may occur.
Repeat treatment as necessary to eliminate
fleas and ticks. Apply directly to exposed
insects: roaches, ants, spiders, crickets,
centipedes, waterbugs, silverfish and sowbugs.
PET BEDDING: Treat
pet bedding and resting places. Apply a uniform
spray to nearby cracks and crevices, along
baseboards, window and door sills and localized
areas where fleas, ticks or lice may be present
as these are primary hiding places for these
pests. Removal and replacement of pet bedding
after treatment is not necessary.
What is the difference
between mists and shampoos?
differ from shampoos because they are designed
to be used on the pet itself or as a premise
control product. Adams mists can be used
as a complement to your pet’s regular
flea and tick control maintenance program.
Mists can be applied directly onto the
animal as well as treating pet bedding,
carpet, and upholstery to kill and temporarily
repel fleas, ticks, lice and mosquitoes.
Shampoos are gentle formulas that allow
pet owners to cleanse and deodorize and
add luster to your pet’s coat while
killing fleas, flea eggs, ticks and lice.
type of results can I expect to see?
Adams product treats for specific problems.
It’s best to choose
which product best fits your pet’s
needs. In general, most Adams Flea & Tick
products kill fleas, ticks, lice and
mosquitoes and will continue working for
up to 3-4 weeks.
it safe for cats and dogs?
is always important to follow package
directions before applying any flea & tick
product to your pet. Most Adams products
are safe to use for both cats and dogs. PERMETHRIN
BASED PRODUCTS SHOULD NEVER BE USED ON CATS
AS THEY ARE SENSITIVE TO THIS COMPOUND. It
is not recommended to use any pesticide on
kittens or puppies under 12 weeks of age.
Always consult a veterinarian before using
any product on debilitated, aged, pregnant
or nursing animals or animals on medication.
do I use multiple products of Adams?
over 30 different product items in the
Adams product line, there are numerous
combinations that the products can be used
for. Some of the most common combinations
severe infestation problems, dips are
commonly used to provide instant, short-term
control. Shampoos are used to cleanse and
fight infestation problems, provide instant,
short-term control while also acting as
a grooming agent. Adams shampoos provide
such grooming benefits as detangling and
adding luster and a fresh scent to your
pet’s coat. Sprays also
offer a quick knock down effect and,
like the dips and shampoos, other products
can be used in conjunction to help combat
an infestation problem until the problem
is under control. Generally, collars and
spot-ons can be applied after bathing or
dipping to provide longer residual control.
Flea & Tick
Collars, Spot-Ons and Dust: Offer
residual, longer lasting control. Flea & tick
collars and spot-on’s can be
used after bathing or dipping an animal.
Always follow package labeling instructions
when applying to animal.
Indoor and Outdoor Sprays
and Foggers: Provide premise
control. If experiencing an infestation,
it is sometimes necessary to treat the
yard and house to prevent accidental
re-infestation. Always follow label and
package directions before use.
Never use any Adams product
in any manner that is inconsistent with the
package labeling. Always consult a veterinarian
before using any product on debilitated,
aged, pregnant or nursing animals or animals
How often do I
need to reapply the product(s)?
duration of the products effectiveness
varies from product to product. Always
read labels carefully and follow label
instructions before reapplying.
I apply the product for?
Most of the Adams
products kill and prevent fleas, ticks,
lice and mosquitoes. Products can be applied
as a preventive or as a maintenance program.
Repeat applications may be necessary to
treat severe infestations. It may be necessary
to wait before reapplying. Always refer
to the product label before reapplication.
How do I know
that the product is safe for use on my
dog or cat?
All of the Adams products
are EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
approved as well as registered in each
state. Each product has to go through extensive
testing before being approved by the EPA.
All products must be kept current and registered
by this agency.