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Old 07-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Any tips on how to get rid of them? We just can't seem to get rid of them this year.



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Old 07-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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If you are talking about in the house ... a flea trap works wonders. (I have 3 dogs and 2 cats in the house.)

All you need is a pie pan (or any pan with 1 in walls), soapy water and a light over the water. The fleas jump at the light and end up in the soapy water, where they can't get out.

This works very well! (Make sure the light will not tip over into the water. )

If you are talking outdoors well I have used nematodes but as we have 40 acres ... They work well for a yard.

Best of luck.

I change the dogs bedding every other day in flea season.



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Old 07-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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We have outside dogs and we put cedar chips in there house for bedding it helps keep the flees away.

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Thanks for your tips! Our dog are outside dogs, so luckily we don't have them inside the house, but I feel so bad for our dogs. I've tried shampoos, dips spot ob treatments and collars with no luck. We have 20 acres that they protect.

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Thanks for your tips! Our dog are outside dogs, so luckily we don't have them inside the house, but I feel so bad for our dogs. I've tried shampoos, dips spot ob treatments and collars with no luck. We have 20 acres that they protect.
Advantage works wonders on our dogs. Plus, the stuff you hook to the end of your water hose for mosquito control (we like off brand) kills fleas as well! Just eat it dry before dogs re-enter.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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I'll try advantage. I've tried other brands, but had no luck with them and gave up on the spot on treatments.

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I've tried the Avantix II this year and it has been worthless. All efforts have been worthless...it's kept them down to a dull roar but the dog is still scratching. Never saw a year for fleas like last year and this one.....before I could always get by with a flea collar but not now.

Good luck and let me know if you find anything besides the usual...I've tried the healthy route(my usual) and the chemical route(collars, shampoo, dusting, meds on the skin/back, Ivermectin, etc.) but these are some kind of super fleas!

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Go to Home Depot and buy garden lime, it's about $3 a bag, on my 3/4 acre I use 2-3 bags in a broadcast spreader. The lime changes the ph of the soil and the fleas can't live in it, we haven't treated our dogs in years for fleas and have not even seen 1 on 4 dogs! Give it a try!

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:08 PM   #9
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New product called vectra 3d for dogs...stops flea feeding in 5 mins, kills fleas in 6 hours after applying. It's only available at the vet. Seems
to work better then advantix. It's worth a try.

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I heard sprinkling diatomaceous earth helps to fight flea and mite problems organically.



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