“Soo much better than the bathtub!”

Let’s face it, bathing your dog at home is no easy feat. Not only is it downright messy but making sure you have the right supplies on hand, painfully bending over the bathtub and having dog hair clogging up your drain make the task all but convenient. Not to mention it can be hard to thoroughly dry your pet and having a wet dog running around the house afterwards is less than ideal.

Thankfully there are groomers and self-serve dog washes to turn doggy bath time into an enjoyable experience for you and your pup.

Here’s one groomer that does it right: Belly scRubs in Hurricane, West Virginia. An award-winning groomer, Belly scRubs has been rated “Best in the Valley” and “Best in the Tri-State” for three years running. And they are close to a 5-star customer review average. Belly scRubs is essentially three dog businesses in one:

  1. A full-service grooming shop for large and small dogs as well as cats, open Monday through Saturday, by appointment.
  2. A self-serve dog wash.
  3. A shop with natural and herbal dog products, dog food from Fromm, great treats, collars, grooming tools, dog colognes and much more.

One of the offerings that sets Belly scRubs apart is the self-serve dog wash station. They offer two state-of-the-art Evolution Dog Wash units open 24/7 with herbal dog shampoos built-in, along with complimentary towels and blow dryers. Many of their customers have used the same words to describe it, “Sooo much better than the bathtub!”

Customer Candace enjoys washing her dog Daisy at Belly scRubs in the Evolution Dog Wash machine.

Belly scRubs has been in business for over 10 years. “We originally started out with another brand of self-serve dog wash machines,” Belly scRubs owner, Phil Schenk, explains. “We had two units and they were probably ending their useful lifetimes. We knew that we needed an updated look and operation, so we recently purchased and installed two new Evolution Dog Wash machines.” Schenk says, “Evolution Dog Wash was a logical choice because the ease of use, but we were also sold on the sleek design and improved technology.”

In addition to the sleek, modern design, Evolution Dog Wash offers a high-quality product and good customer service. “I had great discussions with the salesperson, there was no pushiness, and we’ve received great support since receiving the machines,” Schenk said.

Installing an Evolution Dog Wash is a win-win for customers and store owners alike. Customers love the affordable do-it-yourself option and ease of use, and store owners appreciate the additional revenue. For Belly scRubs, Schennk explains “we gross between $3,500 and $5,000 a month from the two machines total. Grooming and professional bathing are still the financial base for us, but that extra money is very helpful in making our profit.” And beyond revenue, Evolution Dog Wash helps drive traffic and promotes a fun, healthy atmosphere. “Perhaps as important is the good advertising and good-will that the self-serve provides.”

Evolution Dog Wash is a great way to increase store traffic, drive additional revenue and make bath time a breeze for our four-legged friends and their owners. For more information on Evolution Dog Wash, visit EvolutionDogWash.com.

Ready to clean up – literally and figuratively? Consider a self-serve dog wash.

With the pet industry continuing to boom and an increasing number of dog owners each year, groomers, pet stores and vets should all consider new ways to cater to their customers, attract more traffic and increase revenue. Adding a self-serve dog wash is a great way to enhance your business. Here’s why Pet Spa Splash, a groomer in Wichita Falls, TX, made the decision to install an Evolution Dog Wash in their storefront.

Henry Hernandez has been the owner/operator of Paw Spa groomers for more than a decade. A popular groomer with long time customers, they offer traditional grooming services and a doggy bakery complete with mini doggy birthday cakes and bonbons. He had the idea to add a self-serve dog wash one day when he was saw a man at a car wash hosing down a German Shepard in a car wash stall. “Something like that could be devastating to a dog, physically and emotionally,” said Hernandez.

Hernandez started researching options for self-serve dog washes and discovered Evolution Dog Wash. “I was impressed with their American-made, advanced technology and good customer service.” In 10 minutes for $10, customers can bathe and dry a dog with all the supplies included (shampoo, conditioner, flea & tick treatment if needed, and a blow dryer) without the mess of bathing at home. And as dogs age, many become uncomfortable and stressed going to a groomer. Rather than lose loyal customers, many groomers choose to add a do-it-yourself option in a comfortable, controlled, quiet environment. “We have calming blue walls and music.” The Evolution Dog Wash offers the perfect water temperature for dogs, 77 degrees, and a waist-high bathing area so no stooping over a tub. “They let the machine do the work. There’s no need to scrub. People are impressed. It’s better than trying to bathe them at home and dogs get a treat after their bath.”

Plus, the self-serve machine is a less expensive option than the full-service packages grooming salons typically offer, yet the stores still profit. For example, if customers wash four dogs per day, that generates close to $13,000/year. The Evolution Dog Wash is a great revenue generator that can produce income for grooming salons, pet stores and veterinary clinics they otherwise wouldn’t have received. Evolution Dog Wash has a revenue calculator on their website to see how long it would take to pay off your Evolution Dog Wash and start turning dog washes into profits.

Some customers supplement the self-serve wash in between appointments, and others just prefer the lower cost DIY method year-round. In addition to the ease and price savings for customers, washing and caring for your pet also gives pet owners a special bond with their pooch while helping with their overall well-being and health.

Pet Spa Splash is open seven days a week, from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Customers can come in at their convenience, pay by cash or credit card, and start the automatic system. For safety, customers can lock the door behind them, and Pet Spa Splash has video surveillance at all times. Evolution Dog Wash fits all sizes of dogs, from small to large.

By adding an Evolution Dog Wash, Pet Spa Splash has filled a void that was missing in their service portfolio, plus it’s the city’s only self-serve dog wash which gives them an edge over other pet businesses. When considering new service lines and revenue streams, consider Evolution Dog Wash.

Evolution Dog Wash offers a variety of models and customized options to fit your needs and budget. For more information on Evolution Dog Wash, visit www.EvolutionDogWash.com or call 888-303-0553 today.

2020 Evolution Dog Wash Highlights

While 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, we still have a lot to be thankful for – our health, family, friends and pets. At Evolution Dog Wash we are proud to manufacture top quality dog wash machines and provide a high-level of customer service to all our partners. Here are some highlights we wanted to share from 2020.

Evolution Dog Wash has reached a few milestones.

After seven years in the business, we recently celebrated a huge milestone achievement — our 500th dog wash machine sold in North America! Out of all 500 units, we have only had two onsite warranty repairs. That’s a testament to quality and durability that speaks volumes. Our machines are built to last and our service and maintenance videos make them easy to maintain, even for a first timer.

Of those units sold, we have now shipped over 100 units of our new design! Inspired by the high caliber, modern look of BMW’s M models, our new design patented DW2 models have a much sleeker look and feel that fit into almost any setting. Whether in a multifamily apartment buildingcar washvet clinicpet store or dog park, owners are proud to display our beautifully designed dog wash in high traffic locations to attract pet lovers. And dog owners trust that they are able to bathe their dogs in an environment that is soothing and comfortable for their beloved pet. The new designs are a big upgrade and are turning heads all across the country. The first DW2 model was shipped to Greenville, South Carolina and we now have DW2 models in 26 from California to the New York islands.

Some wonderful and talented people joined our team.

Our latest addition is Dustin Osello. He’s been with Evolution Dog Wash for the past four months. His primary role is manufacturing dog washes to the highest standards to ensure a quality product. He also helps out with data management, identifying marketing niches and providing customer support. Dustin is always ready to take on new projects and help make the company run efficiently and effectively. Dustin graduated from Lindenwood University with a BA in Business administration. He was also a four-year student athlete, playing lacrosse as a midfielder.

When asked what his favorite part is about working with Evolution Dog Wash, Dustin says, “It’s the pride aspect of the machines I build. I know that we have the best product out there, made with the best parts, to ensure the end user has the best results. I have used competitors’ machines and they do not compare to our product.” 

In his free time, Dustin enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and going to Red Rocks concerts. Dustin also has a dog named “Ace” who is a Golden Doodle. Please join us in welcoming Dustin to the Evolution Dog Wash family!

In addition to Dustin, we also welcomed Troy Bell, our new Production Manager with over 20 years of experience in process engineering. Read his blog here.

Some more good news, Parker Skiles, our summer intern, has joined us while he’s back in town over winter break to help customers looking to start a retail dog wash location. More on Parker can be found here.

We’re proud to give back to local causes. 

Evolution Dog Wash is proud to donate a percentage of sales to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. CPOPF’s mission is to grant funds to shelters and rescues throughout the state in under-served areas that desperately need financial support in order to spay and neuter animals, microchip them and provide emergency services, all in an effort to make the shelter animals more adoptable into a loving home. We also support local youth athletics and have sponsored motocross athletes, soccer and lacrosse players, three sports near and dear to our hearts.

On behalf of the entire Evolution Dog Wash team, thank you to our customers and partners for allowing us to do what we love. May your holiday season and 2021 be filled with love, laugher and prosperity.

Evolution Dog Wash Welcomes New Production Manager

We are thrilled to introduce Troy Bell as our new Production Manager. Troy joins our team as an Industrial Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in process engineering. In his role at Evolution Dog Wash, he will work to improve company performance, reengineer processes, and continue to enhance product design with an emphasis on quality and safety.

Troy’s past experience as the Director of Operations at Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, Inc provides a smooth transition for him at Evolution Dog Wash working with similar systems (electronics and plumbing) and high-quality materials including stainless steel. His expertise in manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution, materials and purchasing will allow him to oversee operations and streamline the buildout process.

Troy was born and raised in the small town of Hays, Kansas. He moved to his family’s farm when he was 12, where he farmed and ranched for 15 years, including during college. At the age of 12, Troy also began bull riding and competed in high school, college, state level and professional level rodeo until he was 25.

Today in his free time, Troy enjoys riding his Harley Davidson, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing, working in the yard and gardening, as well as playing with his grandchildren.

Evolution Dog Wash is excited to have Troy “taking the bull by the horns” in our local Colorado facility leading our production team and setting up Evolution Dog Wash for success. Please join us in welcoming Troy to our Evolution Dog Wash team.

Celebrating 500 Dog Wash Machines Shipped!

At Evolution Dog Wash, we’re passionate about creating the highest quality dog wash machines that allow dog lovers everywhere to keep their four-legged family members healthy and happy. Since 2013, we’ve dedicated ourselves to top notch service and the attention to detail required to produce the very best in safety and comfort for pet owners and their loyal companions.

After seven years in the business, we’re celebrating a huge milestone achievement — our 500th dog wash machine sold in North America!

Inspired by the sleek, modern look of BMW’s M models, our new design patented DW2 model boasts an attractive and distinct look and feel that rises to the occasion as the centerpiece of any dog wash room or pet area. Whether in a multifamily apartment building, car wash or pet store, property owners are proud to display our beautifully designed dog wash in high traffic locations to attract tenants and customers. And dog owners trust that they are able to bathe their dogs in an environment that is soothing and comfortable for their beloved pet.

Here are some of the trusted features Evolution Dog Wash users have come to love from the leading manufacturer of dog washes in the country:

  • Easy-to-load basin with large door to accommodate dogs of all sizes
  • Secure door latches and pet restraints to keep dogs safely in place
  • Durable, anti-slip floor
  • Shatterproof plexiglass for safety of dogs and their owners
  • Safe and comfortable water temperature for dogs
  • Two-stage, temperature-controlled grooming grade dryer
  • Sealed stainless steel construction to reduce mold and mildew
  • Sanitize mode on all washes to ensure the cleanest environment for pets

Evolution Dog Wash machines are built to wash hundreds of dogs each month. We work hard to ensure our customers are always satisfied, and we are proud of our record. As part of our customer service, we help you through the entire process from set up to installation and beyond with our onsite warranty repair. In seven years and over 500 Evolution Dog Washes shipped we have only had two onsite warranty repairs. Our machines are designed to last and our service and maintenance videos make them easy to maintain even for a first timer.

Kim Taylor, owner of dog wash “Paw Wash Life”, and Hewitt Self-Serve Car Wash installed two Evolution Dog Washes and says the main reason she decided to purchase from Evolution Dog Wash was the high level of customer service. “Before making a large investment like this we wanted to do a lot of research and we had a lot of questions. We feel that customer service is an essential part of any business and it was a big factor in our decision to purchase from Evolution Dog Wash.”

Pet Wash Life, Hewitt, TX

Pet Wash Life, Hewitt, TX

Our quality, durability and demonstrated customer service and field reliability is unmatched. Our latest design maintains the best of our machine’s internal working components with an updated, modernized look with crisp, clean lines.

To learn more about how you can get an Evolution Dog Wash for your property, contact us today.

Budgeting and Planning for Your Evolution Dog Wash

A new budget season is upon us and now is the time to get Evolution Dog Wash into your capital spending budget for the 2021 year. Evolution Dog Wash starts at $14,500 and each machine comes with a complete, two-year warranty. We offer a number of customization options, including personalization with your company’s logo.

As you prepare your 2021 budget to include Evolution Dog Wash, it’s also time to consider the facility preparations that are needed before your dog wash can be installed. Here’s what you need to know.

Planning the Space for your Dog Wash

Evolution Dog Wash is much more than a bathtub for dogs. Our customized, low maintenance machines are made of aircraft grade stainless steel with a triple filtration drain system to protect your facility’s plumbing. This means only having to clean the dog wash tub once a day, compared to other standard tubs which usually clog up after a few washes. Each of our models includes a commercial grooming dryer and product selection for shampoo, conditioner and disinfectant.

Our dog wash dimensions are 79.5-inches wide, 74.6-inches high and 27.7-inches deep.

We recommend at minimum a 100-square foot (10’x10’) space, if possible, for your dog wash. But, the bigger, the better! Keep in mind that this is a luxury amenity you are adding for your dog-loving residents. A larger spa room or outdoor space provides ample room for dogs to exercise and socialize. Many properties have events for the residents around the dog wash to enhance community connections. Yappy Hour has become a favorite as well as adoption events and inviting the local police to wash their K-9 pets.

If you are planning an indoor spa room, we suggest a first-floor space (so tenants won’t be walking muddy dogs upstairs or through common areas, soiling walls and flooring) and near a bathroom or laundry facility for easy access to plumbing to keep installation costs down. Some properties choose to install the doggie spa in the parking garage for convenience when tenants come back from outings with their dog. If your dog wash will be set up outdoors, consider placing it near a clubhouse or in your property dog park, provided there is existing plumbing, such as a dog water fountain.

Although our dog wash can be outdoors in warmer climates, it is made of stainless steel, which can get very hot if not shielded by a shade structure, awning or other covering. An outdoor covered space, or indoor climate-controlled space is ideal for comfort of both the dog and its owner.

Preparing Utilities for Evolution Dog Wash

Evolution Dog Wash can be installed by any qualified plumber and electrician, provided the necessary utilities are in place. Our machine requires:

  • Cold and hot water supply connection (hot water is optional; we offer an internal water heater if needed)
  • ¾-inch incoming water line
  • 2-inch waste drain connection
  • Dedicated 120V 30 Amp hard-wired connection (optional internal water heater requires additional 120V 20 Amp circuit)

Purchasing an Evolution Dog Wash

If you are ready to purchase Evolution Dog Wash for your multi-family property, the first step is to contact our sales team at 888-303-0553. Let our team member know your budget and how many units you are considering. According to a Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans own a dog, so larger apartment communities may want to consider multiple dog wash units.

Once your model has been selected and 50 percent deposit paid, we will begin the build of your unit. Most orders take eight to 10 weeks to complete. Once finished, the unit will be created and shipped to your location for installation.

Remember, a self-serve dog wash is one of the most commonly sought-after amenities for renters. Including an Evolution Dog Wash in your community plans will make dog owners, and their pets, loyal residents for years to come. For more information on our models, pricing or specs, visit our website. Have questions? Give us a call at 888-303-0553.

Meet Parker, Evolution Dog Wash Intern

At the beginning of the summer, Evolution Dog Wash had the pleasure of hiring Parker Skiles as an intern. In the past three months he’s been with the company, Parker has learned to build dog washes from the ground up and assist on the business side with database management and marketing. Here’s his story.

Parker grew up in Golden, CO not far from the Evolution Dog Wash headquarters. As a family friend to Evolution Dog Wash owner, Matt Ogden, he knew Parker would be a great addition to his team for Parker’s hard work, dedication and drive for excellence.

Over the summer Parker learned how to assemble and build Evolution Dog Wash machines to custom specs and make variations per customer’s requests. “At first, I was intimidated to build something so high tech and substantial, I didn’t want to let anyone down. But I quickly learned step-by-step and with the support of the build-out team and high-tech experts, I could actually put together a high-grade, stainless steel dog wash that would pass all our final inspection tests before being shipped out perfectly to the field. It was a pretty rewarding experience,” says Parker.

In addition to building dog washes, Parker was also able to assist on the business and marketing side, gathering research and data to help build and grow the company. He will soon be reaching out to all our Evolution Dog Wash customers to collect photos of our dog washes in the field being used and enjoyed by dogs all across the country. If you are a customer and have a photo to submit and share with others, please send it to Parker at customersupport@evolutiondogwash.com.

Parker is currently a senior at the University of San Diego, studying business and finance. After college, Parker hopes to pursue a career in corporate finance. In his free time Parker likes to play golf, travel and spend time with his family and friends. Parker has one dog, a pug named Einstein, who loves treats and going to his local Evolution Dog Wash.

THE DOG WASH FOR DOG LOVERS

Dog owners the world over love taking their pets out for long walks. Not only is it enjoyable but necessary to keep healthy dogs at the peak of their condition. But dogs being dogs, they love to dive into all kinds of muck and mire, and often cannot stay out of water – no matter how filthy it is. The result – one happy but extremely dirty dog.

Until now the only way to deal with this is to wash the dog out in the driveway, or, as many of us do, in the bath or shower. The drawback to this of course is dog hair everywhere, blocking drain holes and decorating the sides of the bath and walls, with an excited, wet dog running back and forth while we try vainly to towel it dry. This is where a self serve dog wash truly becomes man’s and their dog’s best friend!

The Self Serve Dog Wash in Modern Times

Now, of course, there’s the self-serve dog wash. The genius who thought this up must have been a dog lover. It made me wonder whether he took a look at a car wash one day and somewhere a light went on.  The latest self serve dog wash business, EvolutionDogWash.com features cascading lights, takes credit cards, and even allows the business owner to check in real-time on the dog wash system status and income.

The first dog wash machine was invented by Eduardo Segura and Andrés­ Diaz in 1998, as the Lavakan (https://witnessthis.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/strange-inventions-from-around-the-world/). The machine is loaded from the side and is allegedly a lot less stressful for our beloved pets than washing them by hand.  Now that I don’t understand – I have to say that in my personal experience it’s not the dog that usually gets stressed but the owners themselves. The inventors claim that the machine has the same effect on animals that a massage shower has on humans. If that’s indeed the case, then one imagines the result is extremely happy and relaxed dogs. What better way is there for them to round off that fantastic walk they’ve just enjoyed?

This really is a great idea! No more blocked drains in the bathroom, or time spent cleaning up after bathing your pooch. One simply loads the animal into the side of the self serve dog wash and the lucky canine has a nice rinse off with warm water, is shampooed by the machine and then lathered by their owners before being rinsed once again. There’s even a hair drier for the lucky dog, with the whole process taking about 30 minutes.

One can envisage there being a huge demand for this kind of thing, with the machines springing up as welcome additions to self-service car washes, making the Spanish inventors Eduardo and Andrés extremely happy – and no doubt wealthy – people. In some facilities there are even ‘dog robes’, a kind of towel-like dressing gown that you can use to keep your dog warm in after its shower.

An added bonus is that various shampoos can be used, such as medicated ones used to kill ticks and any fleas picked up during the walk. The result of this is not only do you have an extremely happy and relaxed, pest free pet, but the owners can chill out when they get home and then perhaps take that much needed massage shower themselves, while their pleased and pampered pet sleeps off a pleasant and eventful day.

AN EVOLUTION IN DOG WASHING

With 78.2 million dogs in America, it’s no wonder that the new coin-operated Dog Wash machine is doing so well. Dog lovers all over the country are now taking their pets along to this self-service Dog Wash.  Those of us who have a dog in the family know their pets well, and once they see how their dogs really enjoy the experience, it quickly becomes a routine that dogs love.

Made in America by the Evolution Dog Wash Company, this innovative dog wash system and now highly popular invention is sweeping through the country. While some companies produce a dog wash as one of many products, Evolution’s focus remains solely on this delightful invention, and on making their Dog Wash a wonderful and enjoyable experience for our furry friends. It’s because this top rated Dog Wash station is made in America that those ordering them see their product arrive so quickly. Evolution’s staff is second to none: the company have recruited experts that are happy to talk to customers and cover any concerns or issues that may arise.

One of the great things about Evolution is the deal they’re offering to customers. Not only can you buy this top rated coin-operated Dog Wash outright but you can also lease it for only $400 a month! There’s even a buyout for only $1. Business savvy Evolution can offer that deal because they know what a great success this product will be. They’re also aware that companies offering this service will benefit from the sale of other products in their premises. After all, a happy dog means a cheerful customer – and cheerful customers buy.

With business’s running Dog Washes reporting up to 75 customers over a weekend the proceeds are there for all to see. If you only have 100 customers during the entire week and the wash fee charged is $10, then that’s around $4000 a month ($3600 profit if you’re leasing the machine) or $1800 if you only get 50 customers a week. One can just imagine the results when you get more customers!

The Humane Society states that thirty-nine percent of American households own one dog, (humanesociety.org) while twenty-eight percent own two. That’s a staggeringly high proportion of any town’s population. It makes sense, therefore, that companies offering Evolution’s revolutionary top rated Dog Wash equipment would draw in fresh customers from this pool of potential clients.

Keeping customers happy is the key to sales and Evolution is excelling at this. They ensure their product is top notch, and that dogs really do enjoy being washed in their dog bathing equipment. The ease of using the equipment, along with low cost, means that customers are likely to wash their dogs more often. With the wash set at a comfortable height for ease of use it also allows many of the delighted animals the opportunity to jump in themselves – proof indeed as to how much dogs love this top coin-operated Dog wash. This also means those irritating back aches from having to bend down next to the bath while washing your pet, could rapidly become a thing of the past; so not only is it great for dogs but beneficial for their owners, too.

Evolution’s determination to ensure their product is enjoyed by dogs is extremely gratifying. It goes to show that this superb product is made by dog lovers, for dog lovers.

SELF SERVE DOG WASH PERFECT AFTER BEACH

After a good and tiring walk, followed by a swim in the sea – or even an optional muddy puddle – it’s always good practice to wash your dog after a dip. Rather than take your beloved pet home to clean it why not use a self serve dog wash by Evolution Dog Wash?  This clears any salt or muddy residue, leaving your dog’s fur soft and fluffy.  It’s well known that canine’s adore them, so what better way to completely delight your beloved pet after a swim than a wash in a facility that’s designed specifically for your dogs’ pleasure?

Using a self serve dog wash is not only enjoyable for your animal, but it ensures any pests don’t get transported home. To doubly ensure protection then the medicated shampoo at a dog wash will rid your pet of any recent unwanted visitors, while recommended spot-on treatment provides more long-lasting protection.

It’s well known that most dogs love swimming no matter what the weather, particularly in the sea. Not only does your pet find this enjoyable but it’s also a great exercise for them. It builds stamina, and tires them out while also cooling them off when they’re all hot and bothered.

Throwing a ball, stone or stick out into the waves is considered a great hoot by your pet, and you’ll immediately see it bounding off into the waves trying to retrieve whatever you’ve thrown. Dog owners love seeing their pets enjoy themselves and a play in the water is a treat enjoyed by both canines and their human companions. Safety of your pet is paramount and one should always be aware of strong tides and whether your animal can exit the water safely.

One concern with sea water is that the salt can make your pet’s skin itchy. It can really irritate your pet, and you may find your dog scratches until it eventually bleeds. Consequently pets should always be rinsed off after a swim to alleviate this. If hosed off afterwards then swimming in the sea can be highly beneficial to your dog. They love being in the water and their excitement shows the instant they realize where they’re going.

Many people are convinced that sea water kills fleas and other pests. It’s unlikely that the cause of this is the salt itself but simply that the pests drown. Should your pet have fleas then the most important thing is to consider where they came from. It could be that your dog has just picked these vermin up from long grass during your excursion, but it’s also possible that they could be an already existing problem, and if so are likely to be in your dog’s bed and even your carpets.

If indeed those pests didn’t originate from your home then the medicated, anti flea shampoo available from dog washes ensures you don’t take these creatures home with you – enabling them to infect not only your dog’s bed but the entire house in no time at all. All flea shampoos are a short term solution to a centuries old problem, so the best option is a regular spot-on flea treatment recommended by your vet, such as Advantage or Frontline. Should your house become infected then a full spray of your entire abode, or other treatment such as flea-bombs, will be required.