Flea control--what do you use?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Carole AM, May 10, 2009.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    Our rescue uses Frontline, but I have used Biospot with NO problems. Where is a good place to order with NO shipping?
  2. bigkford

    bigkford Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Of all the weird stuff I have heard about flea control, around here, the one that has not failed me yet is garlic. I sprinkle it on their food and have not had any flea problems in years. It works on my cats too. And with 6 dogs (3 in house) and 23 cats (1 Inside, outside) there is alot of potental for fleas. My neighbor does the same thing. Sounds weird put it works.
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Ever since I started using DE... I don't have any fleas around so I stopped getting the frontline. I have heard some scary things about BioSpot ... not sure I'd recommend that.

  4. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Quote:What type pill or a powder. And how much.
    I use 20 Mule Team Borax(like you wash clothes with) in the house. Sprinkle it on the floors and furniture leave for little while then vacuum
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Get Comfortis.

    It's like $14 for a pill that lasts for 30 days. One pill on a full stomach...fleas on the dog die in around 4 hours and the dog is protected for 30 days.

    Has worked WONDERS on my poodle and Shih Tzu.
  6. fahlain

    fahlain Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2009
    I use salt for the indoor fleas [​IMG] Sprinkle it through your carpet, allow it to set for as much as a half hour, then vacuum. When you empty it, you'll see all the dead fleas. It works sort of like DE, with the whole crystals-destroying-the-flea thing, but it also sort of dehydrates them. I hate fleas, so this way of death satisfies me VERY much [​IMG]

    Edited because sprinle is not a word [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  7. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
  8. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2008
    Long Island
    BioSpot is a HUGE No-No!!!! My vet sees regular deaths due to Bio-Spot. Most of the OTC flea control is poison (except the "natural remedies"). Frontline is great and I use Revolution, which is a combination of heartworm and flea control.

    Please be careful with Bio-Spot!!!
  9. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    We use Frontline. My vet gave me a sneaky way to cut corners with it. She said Frontline is the only flea treatment that is the same formula for dogs and cats and she told me to buy the box for the 120+ lbs dogs and dose it out in smaller amounts for all my dogs and cats. I've been doing it according to their weight and we've had no fleas. I also treat my yard and their bedding and everything with xerobugs spray, and if someone does come in with a rogue flea, I spray the dog down with the xerobugs spray. It's natural and doesn't affect the effectiveness of the Frontline. I also heard from someone in our 4-H Poultry club that you can use Frontline on chickens. He showed me where to put it and how much. He said he has used it on his chickens for years and has not had any issues with lice or mites. I plan to research that some more before I try something like that. I tried BioSpot before to no avail. Frontline works the best out here. And the fleas are BAD here. So are the roundworms and flies. I do what I can to keep all of those under control. Good luck with whatever you do use.
  10. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    We use perma guard diatomaceus earth sprinkle on carpet let it get in there good works if you have fleas..We payed to have this service done 3 dogs and never any fleas..they said it was good for 1 year but we live there 3 fleafree...Works great you can also feed to chickens to control flies mite ect...stuff works wonders

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