Product Type: Bob Martin dog accessories
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Not making the fleas flee!
Bob Martin Home Flea Spray Plus
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Bob Martin Home Flea Spray Plus
Date: 18/08/11, updated on 04/06/12 (458 review reads)
Advantages: Isn't too stinky, easy to use and works a little
Disadvantages: Doesn't work brilliantly as I needed it to
Recently I have had an issue with fleas. I wasn't overrun with them but certainly had a few of them after looking after someones cat for a week and I was getting really bitten badly to the point I couldn't even show my legs and I was itching all the time and the sores looked awful. I was sat in my chair one day and actually spotted a flee, then my step-dad and mother got bitten and that was it I went to Tesco to try get something to combat the problem and at about £3.42 a can this seemed a reasonable priced item.
The product comes in a red and silver can with a picture of a flea with a cross on the front of it and we are told that it is Bob Martin Home Flea Spray 'Kills fleas and ticks for up to 3 months' and that it is for use on carpets, rugs and pet bedding and that the can size is 200ml. On the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and instructions on where it can be used and how, precautions and ingredients are given and contact details for Bob Martin is also listed. This is a push button aeresol product with a red plastic lid that goes over the top of that. Nice enough, simple can this is and of course it is informative as it needs to be.
The Spray Itself:
To use this you simply spray the spray over where you want to kill fleas or mites. It has a weird fragrance to it a bit like furniture polish really but it isn't too strong or disgusting. I used this on rugs, carpets, over my fabric chair and cushions all at arms length and after removing my beloved hamsters for an hour just to be on the safe side. The fragrance isn't too strong and doesn't linger in the air anyway for more than a few minutes and thats it......job done.
Easy to use, creates no mist or residue on anything and is a rather dry spray when in use so all round I was pleased to have purchased this initially. I sprayed like crazy and was happy enough to wait to see if it killed my flea problem...however two days later although and that I had used a whole can in my living room alone I'm unhappy to report that not only did I get bitten another three times I also spotted one, so even if it killed any fleas at all it never resolved the issue completely!
So off I went to purchase another can to redo the room and once again I resprayed and hoped this would completely eradicate the problem but nope...and what is bad about it is like I said earlier I didn't have a huge flea problem and would have understood it not working if I did!
For me this is simply not very good. I have no doubt it cured some of the problem but not all sadly and so I can't recommend this to anyone sadly.
Available in all good pet stores and supermarkets at about £3.42 a can.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: Not for me or my home!
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