The Ultraguard team has more than

160 years of collective experience

in the fields of veterinary medicine and technology, pharmaceuticals, pesticide chemistry, and dermatological care.

Our research laboratories are staffed with experts in:

Biology

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Entomology

Animal Science

Veterinary Medicine

Flea & Tick Facts

A female can lay about

50

eggs per day

and up to

2000

eggs in a lifetime

The average adult flea life span lasts up to

2

Months

Why killing flea eggs and larvae is essential

Flea eggs and larvae are the first 2 of 4 stages in the flea life cycle. If these two stages are not terminated then larvae will spin silk cocoons and enter the pupal stage.

There are three physical cues that allow a pupa to turn into an adult flea:

  1. Vibration
  2. Pressure
  3. Carbon Dioxide

Basically, cues let a pupa know that its a good time to become an adult, because a host (dog, cat, you) is in the area. Products such as Hartz Ultraguard Pro Flea & Tick Drops for Dogs and Puppies not only kill adult fleas but also the eggs and larvae, preventing future infestations.

The eggs are laid in the pet’s coat and drop off the pet almost anywhere it may roam, especially where your pet sleeps:

Rugs and Carpets

Rugs and Carpets

Upholstered Furniture

upholstered furniture

Cat Boxes

cat boxes

Kennels

kennels

In just 30 days, 25 adult females can multiply into 250,000 fleas.

There are more than

800

known species
of ticks worldwide

Health Threats posed by Ticks

  • – Lyme Disease
  • – Anaplasmosis
  • – Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • – Babesiosis
  • – Hepatozoonosis
  • – Tularemia
  • – Flavivirus
  • – Exsanguination
  • – Tick Paralysis

Lifecycle of a Tick

Lifecycle of a Tick

Join the MILLIONS who get better protection for less!

Compare for yourself

Hartz Ultraguard PetArmor FrontLine Plus
Flea & Tick Drops** Kills Kills Kills
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Ticks* Checkmark Marker Marker
Mosquitoes Checkmarkand Repels
Flea eggs Checkmarkand Prevents Markerand Prevents Markerand Prevents
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Starts Killing Fleas in 15 Minutes Checkmark
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Monthly Cost*** $4.62 $9.96 $13.54

Compare for yourself

Hartz Ultraguard PetArmor FrontLine Plus
Flea & Tick Drops** Kills Kills Kills
Fleas Checkmark Marker Marker
Ticks* Checkmark Marker Marker
Mosquitoes Checkmarkand Repels
Flea eggs Checkmarkand Prevents Markerand Prevents Markerand Prevents
Flea larvae Checkmark Markerand Prevents Markerand Prevents
Starts Killing Fleas in 15 Minutes Checkmark
Easy to use Applicator Checkmark
Monthly Cost*** $4.52 $10.48 $13.64

*Refer to product label for specific tick species affected**Based on currently marketed packages as of February 2017.*** Iri Multi-Outlet average price per unit, 26 weeks ending 1.22.17 Frontline® is a registered trademark of Merial Limited. PetArmor® is a registered trademark of FidoPharm, Inc.

The Hartz® Ultraguard® Safety and Efficacy Security Pledge

The relationship between you and your pet is very important to us; Hartz® is committed to providing you with products that will effectively get rid of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes to keep your pet pest-free.

In these economic times, we know how important it is to have affordable options. Hartz® UltraGuard® is committed to offering you “complete protection for less”.

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Ask a vet

Our veterinarian can answer all of your product and parasite related questions.

Georgette Wilson, DVM, is the director of Scientific and Medical Affairs, and resident veterinarian at Hartz. She holds a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and a BA in Biology from The University of Pennsylvania. She completed a small animal internship at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Wilson spent 10 years in private practice before transitioning to a career in veterinary pharmaceuticals. She has appeared on local and national television, on the radio, and in print.

Our veterinarian can answer all of your pet related questions.
Georgette Wilson, DVM, is the director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, and resident veterinarian at Hartz. She holds a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and a BA in Biology from The University of Pennsylvania. She completed a small animal internship at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Wilson spent 10 years in private practice before transitioning to a career in veterinary pharmaceuticals. She has appeared on local and national television, on the radio, and in print.

For veterinary profesionals

Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Technical Report

Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Technical Report

Feline Flea and Tick Control Technical Report

Feline Flea and Tick Control Technical Report

Canine Flea and Tick Control Technical Report

Canine Flea and Tick Control Technical Report

More information for veterinary profesionals

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Products

We recommend an integrated and complete approach to pest management. Our expertise in parasite protection ranges from on-pet tropical drops, shampoos, and collars to in-home sprays, carpet powders, full room foggers and yard sprays. Treating the whole problem is key to a pest-free environment.

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