Alert! DEADLY Chemicals In "New" Pest Control Products For Pets! Dr. Becker's Warning.
Don't use this stuff, people! " I guess Bayer Animal Health’s idea of a ‘next generation’ flea and tick product is one that contains even more chemical pesticides than previous formulations.
By the way – please don’t be fooled by the benign-sounding description of pyriproxyfen as an ‘insect growth regulator.’
It’s a chemical pesticide. ‘Growth regulator’ is a euphemism for killing agent.
As an active ingredient in spot-on flea and tick formulas, pyriproxyfen is a newer chemical and there aren’t many reports available on adverse effects. However, EPA tests of pyriproxyfen on rodents [link to pmep.cce.cornell.edu] showed decreased body weight and toxicity in the offspring of animals exposed to the chemical."