To be effective, a flea comb must be fine-toothed so it can do these two jobs in one go:
Check for fleas and flea dirt so you know how big your problem is.
Remove dead hair so less is shed around the house.
Not every flea comb will do this. The gap between the teeth has to be 0.155 mm that is 10 teeth per 8 mm. When choosing your comb hold it up to the light. If you can see light through it, then it won’t catch fleas.
If you combine combing with a flea egg control system such as flea proofing your homethen you can achieve excellent, environmentally friendly ways to kill cat fleas.
The other huge benefit of grooming with a flea comb is that it socialises your cat or kitten in a “Mutual Grooming” scenario like mother and child, so both of you enjoy it!
So, comb your cat - as a bonding, pleasant activity (most cats love it) as well as a seek and destroy strategy in the battle with the adaptable feline flea and the associated problems such as your feline friend developing a flea allergy.
How to use the comb for maximum results
Like most things it’s easy once you get the knack.
You will need your cat sitting comfortably on a solid surface. Have puss somewhere that you can easily see, and get rid of, the flea eggs and flea dirt that you comb off.
Watch this video to get the inside scoop as to how to go about it.