Sergeant's Pet Care Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Carpet Powder Spice Scent 10 oz. (283 ml)
Sergeant's Pet Care Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Carpet Powder Spice scent kills and repels fleas and ticks on contact, yet it's safe to use around children and pets when used as directed - even in multiple-pet households. Each easy to use container contains enough powder to cover up to 2000 square feet. The powder's natural active ingredients include peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil, thyme oil and eugenol.
Sergeant's Pet Care Sentry Natural Defense products are highly effective, yet they're safe for use around your pets and family when used as directed. Over hundreds of millions of years, certain plants have developed highly effective defense mechanisms against potentially harmful insects. Now, Sentry has harnessed the power of these natural botanical extracts to produce a line of flea, tick and mosquito control products that features natural active ingredients such as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil and thyme oil. The exclusive formulation that feature these ingredients are safe to use around children and pets, but they're deadly to biting pests. Years of testing went into the development of SENTRY Natural Defense. Many natural active ingredients were tested and the best performers were combined to form a natural pest control barrier for your pet:
- peppermint oil
- cinnamon oil
- lemongrass oil
- clove oil
- thyme oil
How does Sentry Natural Defense work?
Sentry Natural Defense works by attacking a neurotransmitter only found in insects. Neurotransmitters control heart rate and metabolism. Insects such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes produce a neurotransmitter called Octopamine. The natural oils found in Sentry Natural Defense block Octopamine - causing a complete breakdown of the central nervous system - killing insects almost instantaneously.
Why is it safe?
Octopamine is not found in humans, other mammals, and birds or fish, this these products that are deadly to insects are safe to use around children and other pets, when used as directed.
Is Sentry Natural Defense effective?
Yes. Sentry Natural Defense contains natural active ingredients that kill fleas, ticks and mosquitoes on contact. In addition, the natural ingredients are highly effective in repelling pests.
How long do Natural Defense Squeeze-Ons work?
Studies show that Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze Ons work for up to four weeks. However, if the area is highly infested, Sentry Natural Defense will need to be applied more often, and it is safe to do so when used as directed.
If I use Sentry Natural Defense on my animal, should I use another flea and tick product as well?
No, it is not recommended to use multiple types of flea and tick treatments.
If the Sentry Natural Defense is a natural product, how come there is a warning on the label?
Sentry Natural Defense is a natural product. However, some animals and people can still have allergies to some of these ingredients. Also, the ingredients for Sentry Natural Defense are oils. If oils get in eyes, they can cause some irritation. If this occurs, simply rinse the eyes with water to remove the product. If your eye continues to be irritated, please consult your doctor.
I applied Sentry Natural Defense squeeze-on to my pets and after 3 weeks, I have fleas again. How come?
Sentry Natural Defense products contain natural ingredients that kill adult fleas. As the fleas hatch from eggs and develop from larvae, they come in contact with the product and die. If there is an unusually high amount of hatching fleas, the product may need to be reapplied. The Sentry Natural Defense products can be used as often as necessary.
At what age can I apply Sentry Natural Defense products?
Sentry Natural Defense Products can be used as early as 12 weeks of age.
Can I use Sentry Natural Defense on my rabbits or ferrets?
No, it is not recommended to use Natural Defense products on any animals besides cats and dogs. Although the products are all natural ingredients, they have not been fully tested in other animals to determine the effectiveness of the products.
Can my family play with our pets after Natural Defense has been applied or used?
Yes, Sentry Natural Defense products are all natural ingredients, and are safe around people and other pets. However, the ingredients are oils and your pets coats may be oily until the product dries. They do suggest washing your hands after playing with your pet for normal hygiene practices.
Can I use Sentry Natural Defense on pets younger than 12 weeks of age?
No, it is not recommended to use Sentry Natural Defense products on pets under the age of 12 weeks. Even though the ingredients are all natural, the EPA does not allow testing on animals under the age of 12 weeks.
If I use Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-Ons, can I use Sentry Natural Defense Flea and Tick Spray or Powder also?
Yes, the Sentry Natural Defense products are safe to use together.
Can I bathe my pet after applying Squeeze-On?
Yes, but Sentry suggests a non-detergent or low-detergent shampoo or soap such as puppy shampoo or Sergeant's Gentle Guard. If you end up shampooing your pet with their grooming shampoo, you can reapply the squeeze-on safely at any time.
When will Sentry Natural Defense begin to work?
Sentry Natural Defense begins to work immediately after it is applied.
How often can I apply Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-Ons?
Sentry Natural Defense Squeeze-Ons should be applied monthly, but if your pet is in a highly infested environment, repeat application should be made if necessary.
How much product should I apply on my cat or dog?
Refer to label directions for correct dosage information. When applying this or any other animal or health care product, make sure to read the label carefully.
Do Sentry Natural Defense products have a scent?
Yes. Natural Defense products have a spice fragrance, derived from the natural active ingredients.
My pet is outside in the rain or loves to jump in the pond. Will the product wash away?
We suggest having the pet out of rain or water for 24-48 hours to insure that the product has dried. After that time, your pet can get wet without washing away the product. Remember that you can reapply the products safely at any time.
My pet grooms himself. What happens if my pet ingest some of this product?
Nothing. The active ingredients in Sentry Natural Defense are all-natural ingredients and are safe if ingested. However, your pet may have a bad taste in his/her mouth. Simply give your pet a treat or something to drink to help with the bad taste.
I accidentally applied the dog squeeze-on to my cat. What are the signs of a reaction and what should I do if the cat has a reaction?
The Sentry Natural Defense products are the same for dogs and cats so you should not see any reaction. However, due to the large amount of liquid in the dog squeeze-on tubes compared to the cat squeeze-ons, your cat may appear extra oily.
Is it safe for use around children, pets and pregnant women?
Because octopamine is not found in humans or other mammals, birds or fish, the natural active ingredients in Sentry Natural Defense do not pose a danger to your family or your pets when the product is used as directed.
Because these squeeze-ons will kill and repel mosquitoes, can I stop giving my dog heartworm medication?
Even though heartworm is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito, they do not recommend discontinuing the use of heartworm medication unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian.
The product made pet's hair greasy at the application site. Should it do this?
Once the product has dried on your pet's skin, the application site should not appear greasy. However, if some of the product did get caught in the pet's hair, it could cause a greasy appearance.
I have a cat that plays closely with and/or grooms my dog. Will this product be ok to use?
Yes. Sentry Natural Defense contains all-natural ingredients and are safe for cats and other pets.
Sergeant's Pet Care Products is one of America's oldest and most respected manufacturers and marketers of pet supplies. A brand icon for more than 100 years, Sergeant's has earned the trust of pet lovers and is now one of the most widely recognized brand names in the pet supplies industry. Founded in 1868 in Richmond, Virginia, Sergeant's has been based in Omaha, Nebraska since 1989.
What's In A Name?
In over 140 years, Sergeant's has grown from one man's dedication to his own pets to become the best-loved brand of pet care products in America. Here's how it happened. Their roots go all the way back to Polk Miller, a pharmacist and pet lover who started by formulating health care products for his own dogs in 1868. When Mr. Miller began to sell the products from his drug store, he named them after his favorite dog, Sergeant.
From flea and tick remedies to natural pet care products, toys and more, Sergeant's is the leader in helping pets and their owners make life healthier, happier and more entertaining! Today, with hundreds of innovative products available, Sergeant's continues their commitment to enriching human-pet relationship and the lives of pets by providing exciting, effective pet care products and services.