Regular flea combing can be an effective way to control fleas. It's also one the best ways to discover if your pet has fleas.
To see if your pet has fleas, one technique is to wipe off the hair and dirt collected in the flea comb on a damp paper towel. If the dirt has a rust-color (flea feces), then your animal has fleas.
When flea combing, it's important to drown the fleas in soapy water.
Flea combs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Some flea combs are battery powered, and send a low voltage shock when a flea is found - enough to kill the flea but harmless to the dog.