I own a flea comb and use it pretty regularly on my dogs. And I generally keep a bowl of soapy water next to me as I use it because it really works – and if I end up with a flea or two on the comb, I’ve found the easiest thing to do is to quickly brush them off into the bowl of soapy water.
So when I saw the Flea Zapper over at Pet Invention of the Week, I was pretty intrigued. It was actually developed and patented by Epilady, the personal hygiene hair removal company that’s been around for years. Their new electronic flea comb kills fleas without chemicals. It uses an extremely low electronic charge which is enough to kill adult fleas on contact but mild enough for your pet. They claim that most pets don’t feel it at all.
My own dogs actually love our current flea comb and will come begging as soon as I have it in my hand. In fact, it’s nearly as effective as a treat for a reward. So I’m thinking that it might be nice to give the Flea Zapper a test drive. My current method works pretty well, but it might be nice ditch the bowl of soapy water and instead kill the fleas on contact.
Here’s what the company says about their new product:
Electronic Flea Comb kills fleas without chemicals.
The Flea Zapper electronic flea comb is the first chemical-free, stress free, way to detect and eliminate fleas. It is most effective on cats and short haired dogs.
Thank to its unique, patented design, the Flea Zapper emits an extremely low electronic charge, enough to kill adult fleas on contact, but mild enough so that most pets do not feel it. Simply comb your pet, and watch fleas being eliminated.
The Flea Zapper is effective by itself, or as an adjunct to any control program.
It looks like the Flea Zapper runs on batteries and works just like a regular flea comb. Looking at the picture, I think I’d like it if the comb head was actually longer (like my current flea comb). But I love the idea of the comb action actually killing fleas on contact as opposed to simply removing them. I’m willing to give it a spin.
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