Did you know that topical flea treatments contain chemicals that can end up in your home’s wastewater? From hand washing and laundry, these chemicals leave your home and enter the wastewater treatment plant where many of them cannot be removed. Those chemicals are discharged into the environment, posing a threat to aquatic life. Keep fleas away with environmentally friendly housekeeping such as routine washing of bedding and thorough dusting and vacuuming. Vacuuming can be quite effective at removing fleas at all stages of the life cycle. Also, consider speaking to your veterinarian about less toxic alternatives or oral medications.