If you have a bad flea problem, like we do in Florida, bio spot isn't very effective. The only product that has worked for me is advantage(2 1/2weeks) and Frontline Plus (3 1/2 weeks). If the flea aren't terrible where you live bio spot may work for you. It didn't last a day at my house.
Someone told me that Biospot is not good for your dog. Everyone is right. Use Advantage or Frontline plus. I prefer Frontline plus because it also helps with the ticks. Try buying on-line. It is cheaper than if you get it from your vet or the store.
I have used advantage for years, now we use the advantix, i love this stuff. never a problem with fleas or ticks, we live in virginia. the one thing i do though is keep my pets on this and the heartworm preventative all year.
We have been using Frontline and now Frontline Plus. We live in the Deep south in Alabama, and I'll tell ya, these fleas are hearty! Home remedies just don't work in my opinion, and I've been round the block a couple of times. We don't use advantage/advantix, but only because they're not water fast. Our dogs swim alot, especially in the summer, and those 2 products just don't hold up as well in the water. I've heard that Bio Spot works for some people, but it can be extremely toxic if you happen to have other animals (such as our house cat), so I wouldn't even consider using it for that reason. Fleas are the vector for tapeworm, and I wouldn't take the chance on getting a tapeworm infestation.
Stay away from Bio-Spot. Here's one of MANY horror stories http://www.elversonpuzzle.com/biospot.html I use revolution myself, its a little expensive but it covers all areas, fleas, ticks, and heart worms.
jamie - Actually, any shampoo will kill fleas that are on your dog if you leave it on long enough. It is better not to use human shampoo on dogs tho b/c among other things, their skin is thinner and has a different ph than ours. Most dogs do really well with an oatmeal based shampoo or one that has an oil base (like coconut oil). Anyway, even tho some dogs seem to do fine with people shampoo I would start using a mild shampoo made for dogs just to be on the safe side.
Q: What are sand fleas? A: "Sand fleas" or "beach fleas" are common names for small orange amphipods found along the beach. They are distant relatives of true fleas, and are not even insects (they have more than six legs). Also, some people may refer to fleas that just happen to be developing in sandy areas as "sand fleas". sue,my mom raised us to believe that sand fleas were just that from the sand. after reading what you wrote I went searching. I found my answer...... guess who I'm calling in the morning???LOL