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Help!! We have a war on fleas!

This forum is for discussing all topics related to the challenges (and joys!) of keeping your house clean while living with dogs. Here you can share tips, recommendations for products and techniques, and more!

  
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Lily

Whose bed?? Why- would YOU think- that?
 
 
Barked: Mon Oct 14, '13 5:13pm PST 
Add salt to the borax and put it everywhere - carpets, especially near baseboards, mattresses, under the bed, etc. Leave it several days then vacuum, vacuum, vacuum with a flea collar in the vac bag - do not put one on the animals. Cedarcide from a company in Texas. Spray everything with it, particularly things like upholstery and mattresses. I do not spray my dogs with it - Moira is an allergy baby and Lily is sensitive to smells. Wash everything that isn't nailed down in hot water and dry thoroughly. We had fleas in July 2011 and July 2012, but not a one this year - so far, knock on wood. Frontline Plus for Lily and Vectra D for Moira. Vectra has a C for cats, too. Vectra is more expensive than Frontline, but FL didn't work for Moira and she's the one with a flea allergy.

Good luck.
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Taggert

Semper Vorax
 
 
Barked: Mon Oct 21, '13 2:08am PST 
rub diatomaceous earth into their fur in addition when you comb them. It will dehydrate and kill eggs and adults. Maybe if your pets like to dustbathe you could put a pan of it for them to roll in.
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Opheila

It ain't over- till the fat- kitty sings
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 1, '13 4:16pm PST 
One of your best friends is a good vacuum cleaner...just remember if it has a bag you need to hold it shut and get it waaay out of the house as fast as possible. If it has a cup you want to add flea power to the bottom to kill the little suckers. We've had success with Frontline but it's still an ongoing battle.
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Bunny

Black dogs rock!
 
 
Barked: Sat Nov 9, '13 6:41am PST 
bump
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Bunny

Black dogs rock!
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 25, '13 3:26am PST 
bump ( sorry about bumping up zombie as well, but she was the lesser of 2 evilsconfused )
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Bunny

Black dogs rock!
 
 
Barked: Sat Nov 30, '13 3:22am PST 
bump to boost above spambots and what the heck, this always a timely threadsmile
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Bunny

Black dogs rock!
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 2, '13 3:02am PST 
what I said last time wink
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