any one else with flea problems already?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lovemychicks9, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I live in Arkansas and it is sooo hot and humid already this year. Is there anyone else out there battleing fleas already? OMG they are awful already this year and NOTHING is working on them. So my husband and I are trying an experiment now. I know that using DE in the chicken run and coop = no flys , fleas, ticks and bugs period. I have 12 dogs of all shapes and sizes ----- so instead of giving them a flea bath almost every day which we have boon doing and spraying or using spot ons we are going to use DE on the front yard and in part of the back where they tread the most and see if that helps to stop the fleas all over them. Has anyone else done this yet? I know it works great on the chicks and pen and at this point I am desperate. We actually found a place that sells food grade DE close to us at a most reasonable price minus the shipping and handeling so if it works we will let you know! Does anyone know if the rain effects it ? I know that I read somewhere that it does not , just pushes it into the ground. Does anyone out there have a good flea and tick remedy that is not to expensive, if so please share as sharing is good. Thanks Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    The fleas are here too. [​IMG] we just got flea gunk for the dog yesterday.
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    They are here as well. I stopped using Frontline a few months ago and my dog stopped having seizures. I'm afraid to switch to Advantage on him in case it does the same thing. So, I'm not sure what we are going to do. I use DE on the chickens, but I don't want to put it on my dogs, it just feels yucky on their coat. Anyone have any other sure fire flea treatments?
  4. angelmarie

    angelmarie Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Well we had gotten chicken lice on our flock try PROZAP garden & polutry dust it worked for us, & it was 9.99 for a 2lb container
  5. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I used this on one of the dogs that has severe flea allergies and was also allergic to the chemicals in the spot ons.

    Bug Off Garlic™ -
    100% Pure Air-Dried Garlic Granules
  6. I don't know about chicken fleas...but the dogs have been getting ticks like crazy....I've pulled 23 off one dog, 7 off the other & 2 from the other. And two of one of the cats!
  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Quote:Advantage and Advantix use a different chemical than Frontline. My dogs all had a seriously dangerous reaction to a batch of Frontline that I (stupidly) bought on the Internet. It was probably not Fiprinol (sp?) which is what Frontline is supposed to be; very likely it was some sort of bootleg/fraudulent chemical instead. Vet said they had all the earmarks of Pyrethrin poisoning. She also recommended that I change them over to Advantage. So far so good, although I did change them to Advantix last month when we found a tick on one of them.

  8. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Quote:Yeah, the ticks are awful this year here too. I've pulled them off the dogs, cats, and horses. That's why I ordered some guinea hatching eggs. I hope they hatch so I can free-range them. They said 9 out of 10 ticks here have lyme disease:( I was not gonna get guineas until I heard that.
  9. Sonia

    Sonia Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    I switch back and forth between frontline and advantix. It seems like if you use the same thing for an extended period of time the fleas develop an immunity to it. I have had good results for two years now doing this.
  10. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Cameron Mills, NY
    I work for a vet and the best thing out there for fleas and ticks are advantix and frontline. But make sure that you purchase them from a vets office otherwise the company doesn't guarantee the product. We tell people to treat year round because fleas and ticks can live inside sheds, barns, houses, ect. Lyme Disease is becoming more and more of a problem not only in animals but in people, also and the human doctors don't even think about testing for it until you are very sick! So better to treat the animals to keep yourself healthy. [​IMG]

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