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    Default Fleas- On the animals- in the house- etc

    They're in my house, they're on my animals, they're biting me too, what do I do??

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    Default brewers yeast and garlic.

    Fleas hate the taste of the animals skin from the
    brewers yeast and garlic. However given the fact that
    you animals are all ready infested I would go ahead
    and do a flea dip on them, bomb the house with those
    bomb thingys and continue to give them the pills. I
    have used these pills with our animals for years, but
    we start prior to the warm weather season when fleas
    are a problem. My cats love these pills so I give them
    more than the recommended amounts. It does take a
    while for these to completely go through their
    systems. hth.
    Marva

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    Default Lavender essential oil repels fleas

    my own 2 cents on fleas. Lavender essential oil repels fleas. I put a few drops on my maddy's collar she smells great and the fleas I have or get are nominal. you can also use a few drops of EO in her shampoo or in your carpet rug Deotorizer powder, and the best thing it's non toxic. I have also heard you can rid your home of fleas by placing a tray of soapy water under a small lamp or night light. the little buggers are attracted to the light jump at it and drown....................good riddance!

    Date: Thu Sep 5, 2002 1:16 pm
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    Ok here is what I got to say on fleas. Seven dust works on them out side and you can use it on your pets too. I put it out side around my house and on my pets. Just make sure they are outside when you put it on and that kids do not get near them until they shake off the excess. This is cheap and works 90 precent of the time. The other thing I did when I had inside dogs is I used garlic pills on them 1 every day and you will not have fleas. I got the generic brand and if your dog is small every other day works fine.

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    sometimes brewers yeast tablets help keep fleas off of dogs, supposed to
    make their bood taste bad. mine with eat them willingly. when we came home to
    flea infested carpet, i sat down on the carpet with white socks on (catch them
    when they jump on them - have a little bowl of water with a dash of dish
    soap handy to drown them in. i sat there and picked all the fleas off my dog i
    could see ( they stick to your fingers dampened in the soapy water, then i
    thoroughly vacuumed. had to pic off more for a few days --but i did get rid of
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    Re: Budget101.com : RE: fleas


    Flea help.

    Wash your dog regularly to break the flea/larva/adult cycle.

    I use a nit or lice comb to remove adult fleas. This is a nightly routine.

    Use lavender essential oil as a natural insecticide

    Vacuumed regularly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My parents battle fleas constantly, they live in the country and there dogs
    are outside the lion's share of the day so they can't take the pill and the oil
    doesn't work well enough. My Maddy is an inside dog and I don't have a problem
    very often so I do not purchase the pill for her and the oil isn't safe for my
    birds. That and the pill wouldn't work if I continue to visit my folks, she
    would just pick up new fertile fleas.

    my funny flea dip: I can't use the straight dip as the directions indicate
    because Maddy turns into a grease ball and the fumes are harmful to my birds?
    Any time my dog goes to my parents house she comes back with fleas here is what
    I do: I purchase HartZ flea dip, a dollar a bottle, at the dollar store and mix
    it with a whole 12 oz bottle of cheap shampoo. ( so it's 8oz + 12 oz, you will
    need a large enough container to hold 20 oz) I pre wash my dog with another
    bottle of the same shampoo ( not mixed) to remove oils and dirt as the "mix"
    doesn't suds well. I then pour a portion of the flea dip/shampoo combo on Maddy
    and wait 5 minutes. I I then rinse her well and towel dry vigorously while she
    stands on a towel the drying part helps to loose more fleas. I then take those
    towels and put them in the laundry immediately. Your mileage may vary, follow
    the directions to the letter if you feel more comfortable. I don't because of
    my birds, they can't tolerate fumes. this way she comes
    out clean, not greasy and with fewer adult fleas and no Larva.

    Lavender is a natural insecticide. I spray Maddy down with my lavender multi
    purpose room/linen spray. It's 8 oz of water or alcohol ( I don't use alcohol
    because of birds) and 20 to 30 drops lavender essential oil.


    Wash your dogs on a regular basis this helps disrupt there cycle. You will
    rinse away fleas and there Larva. If you are inconsistent your problem *will*
    continue to flair. Vacuumed daily. I grow lavender and rosemary so I through a
    handful of lavender and rosemary on my carpet so it's in the bag with the
    little flea beasties.



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    sometimes brewers yeast tablets help keep fleas off of dogs, supposed to
    make their bood taste bad. mine with eat them willingly. when we came home to
    flea infested carpet, i sat down on the carpet with white socks on (catch them
    when they jump on them - have a little bowl of water with a dash of dish
    soap handy to drown them in. i sat there and picked all the fleas off my dog i
    could see ( they stick to your fingers dampened in the soapy water, then i
    thoroughly vacuumed. had to pic off more for a few days --but i did get rid of
    them!



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    Re: Budget101.com : RE: fleas


    If you sit a bowl of water with dawn dish soap in it on the floor and sit a
    lamp beside it the light attracts the fleas and they jump in the bowl and
    because of the dish soap they can't get out. I have tried this and it does
    work.
    Tammy B.


    have a little bowl of water with a dash of dish
    soap handy to drown them in. i sat there and picked all the fleas off my dog i
    could see ( they stick to your fingers dampened in the soapy water,
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    Re: fleas


    I always heard about feeding pets garlic to help with
    fleas, and/or Brewer's Yeast. Naturally this would
    work best mixed in with moist food. Now I have seen a
    few tidbits saying galric is ok for dogs, but there
    have been studies that show it may cause problems in
    cats. But Brewer's Yeast still seems to be ok for
    cats.

    [sorry, I don't recall if you have cats or dogs]

    Anyway, here were some guidelines I came across ...

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    ON CATS:
    Feed 1/2 teaspoon of powdered yeast daily to the cat.
    OR
    Feed half a garlic clove per day.
    [like I said. may want to avoid this]

    ON DOGS:
    Feed 2 large teaspoons powdered yeast daily for large
    dogs.
    OR
    Feed 2 cloves garlic per day for large dogs, added to
    the usual food.

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    I'm not quite sure how you get this into them other
    than mixing it in with some moist food [that's what I
    did years ago with my cat]. But it is something you
    could try. The yeast can be found at a GNV or helath
    food store, maybe even a large Wal Mart or supermarket
    (in the health and vitamin aisle).

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