Adams flea collar for cats and dogs CANCELLED

Risk Level: 
Avoid UseAvoid Use
Description:

THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION AND SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF. As of September 2010, Carbaryl will no longer be permitted for use in new pet products. Check with your sanitation department to determine if it should be disposed as Household Hazardous Waste.

Chemicals:
Carbaryl -- 

Carbaryl is the n-methyl carbamate class of pesticides and, like tetrachlorvinphos, is toxic to the nervous system in that it interferes with an essential enzyme (acetylcholinesterase) resulting in spasmodic over-excitation of the nervous system. Poisoning symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, sweating, and tearing eyes. [source] More severe poisoning can cause muscle twitching, drooling, seizures, respiratory paralysis, and death. Carbaryl is classified by EPA as "likely to be carcinogenic to humans". [source] Carbaryl is also suspected to disrupt the endocrine system.

Toxicity:
  • Toxic to the nervous system
  • Likely to cause cancer
  • Suspected endocrine disruptor
Safer Alternatives: 
  • Wash bedding in hot, soapy water once a week.
  • Vacuum the home once a week. Empty the vacuum bag and dispose its contents.
  • Comb daily with a fine-toothed flea comb and rinse the comb teeth in hot, soapy water between strokes.
  • Look for repellent sprays made with essential oils of lemongrass, cedarwood, peppermint, rosemary or thyme.
  • For severe problems that require chemical intervention, look for lower risk products such as those using Pyriproxyfen, Nitenpyram, Spinosad, S-Methoprene, or Lufenuron as the active ingredient. 
  • For more tips on safer flea and tick management, see How to Control Fleas and Ticks Without Chemicals.