New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fleas! - Page 2

post #11 of 16

For those who do not use any pesticides, Diatomacious Earth is your best bet.
We have horses (4), rabbits (8), cats (barn?), dogs (8), ducks, (12) and chickens (over 100).

We use DE all over the yard, in the house, rubbed on the dogs and cats, in the barn and in the ducks pen.
It really works well.  Neem oil also works well.  We put a few drops on the animals after they have had a bath.

Good Luck!

In April 2011 started raising chicks and ducks for meat and eggs, 4 kids, supportive hubby, horses, rabbits, dogs and cats living together in harmony!
Reply
In April 2011 started raising chicks and ducks for meat and eggs, 4 kids, supportive hubby, horses, rabbits, dogs and cats living together in harmony!
Reply
post #12 of 16

I was just coming in search for an answer to ths same question. Our dogs have always been treated with flea drops.... living here in Florida.. this spring has been HORRIBLE! For fleas! We went from perfectly flea-less, to an infestation in a week or so! I spent 50 dollars at Petmeds trying a different flea drop bran... that one didn't do a darn thing.. combined with flea baths, vaccuming, constant laundry, borax, ect! 2 weeks later I woke up with more than one flea, in my bed.. and hoped onto Petmeds and spent a hundred dollars on another kind of flea drop, capstar, and Bio Spot carpet spray. It worked! I was so relieved.. the carpet spray and the capstar seemed to do a great job especially... and we gave baths the next day and scoured the house.. then sprayed every nook and cranny... It was a week of blessed peace!
Sure I had gotten rid of them.. and the dogs had been treated with advantix (over their body weight dose)... and lo and behold, Rosie comes in from playing frisbee with my mother.. and she was just swimming in fleas!

She got a bath and another capstar. I am so fustrated. I sprayed more spray everywhere. The 1 year old vaccum died last week from over-use. I can't afford another one. What on earth am I supposed to do? The dang things are everywhere!

I'm sorry, I'm ranting.

People keep talking about DE... I dunno hu ... If all my poison doesen't kill these genetically modified radioactive fleas... how is a little dehydration going to??

I am concerned too, about preventing the things getting started in on my chickens!

"I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."
- Jesus (John 14:6)
Reply
"I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."
- Jesus (John 14:6)
Reply
post #13 of 16

De works wonders..I also sprinkle It In my yard to help with the Fleas...Ticks on the other....we've got lots in our yard. Even after we spray the yard..... Nothing on my Birds though smile

Mom to three teenagers, wife to my High school sweetie, mom to 4 dogs, 1 cat, many chickens
Reply
Mom to three teenagers, wife to my High school sweetie, mom to 4 dogs, 1 cat, many chickens
Reply
post #14 of 16
I am going to try DE today. I have been using Comfortis on my dogs and cats but I think they just pick up more fleas when they go outside. So today I am going to take up all the leaves and spread DE everywhere and maybe add a little Sevin! Ugh! I hate fleas!!
post #15 of 16
I use Pyrethrin for Fleas and it works. don't be so quick to blame the dogs next door. yes they may have fleas but they came from somewhere, and if you use pine shavings or hay in the floor of your coop you may have the perfect breeding ground for fleas, they love a moist warm place to breed, and under hay and pine shaving is perfect. (I learned this the hard way) the biggest killer of fleas is direct sun,
I once had an Old man tell me back when he was younger at night you could drive by people's houses and see little small fires built all over the yard, he swore that they done it so the fleas would jump in the light and land in the fire, and thats how they controlled fleas back in the old days.
I know you can take a black light bulb put the light about 6" above a tray of water at night and they will jump to the light and drown in the water. and thats also a good way to check to see if you have them in the house. set it out before you go to bed and check in the AM and if you do just leave it out until you see no more fleas
post #16 of 16

dawn dish soap is also extremely effective at killing fleas and even roaches! you can dilute it in water and use it in a spray bottle or put a little in with your detergants

"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

Henry Ford -

Reply

"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

Henry Ford -

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Predators and Pests