I had a friend tell me that if I sprinkled Boric Acid in my carpet and under couch cushions that it would get rid of my flea problem. He said it wouldn't harm the dogs, or at least it didn't harm his. ANy opinions or has anyone heard of this?? If not - any suggestions to get rid of fleas besides Advantage or Advantax........
Boric acid is an extremely powerful powdered pesticide. I think it'd be safe to put in certain areas where a dog isn't going to have access, like under the carpet or the cushions, in behind the washing machines, and other places where a dog isnt going to have access. I've used it personally to help with waterbug/palmetto bugs here in Alabama, and it does work. However I would *never* use it as a flea killer actually sprinkled on a dog, or even in a place where a dog might stick its nose or lick it up. I'm curious to know why you don't like advantage/advantix? How about frontline plus? Also, while that will help the flea problem, it's not going to get rid of the fleas that are actually *on* your dog. Only a topical flea controller or a pill version of a flea killer will do that. What it will do is make it harder for the rest of your house to get infested if your dog brings fleas in.
I don't have anything against them....I just know they are expensive, and as of right now times are too hard to swing for it. I will eventually, but I was just looking for a quick fix. I try to bathe them enough so that to keep the fleas under control. I hate to see my babies scratch. I was just wondering if anyone else has worked with the boric acid.
I use to use Boric Acid for water bugs . Not anything else. Have you tried Bio Sopt. You can order it through Doctors Foster and Smith for a real good price. I think a 3 month supply is 11.99. I use it and i'm really happy with it.It works just as good as all the high priced flea and tick medication.
While times are hard try a flea collar. I wouldn't use the boric acid. Maybe use citrus spray on areas where the dog will be. You can make this yourself using a lemon (cut into wedges) and a pint of boiling water. Let it sit over night and spray where the dog ussually sleeps or plays. When you can afford it I would definatley buy some frontline. I have found it to last longer that advantage so it saves in the long run.
I'm sure if you talked to your vet they may be able to help you with a possible one treatment, for now. But these products are not that expensive. Don't waste time with home remedies for fleas. Fleas can really make a dog suffer. Go and get something today.
I wouldn't use that in my house at all.. Look for something called Seven dust. it is safe .. I use it on my dog kennels, my carpet like carpet fresh. my garden to keep the bugs off them .. it is safe for everyone dogs, kids, animals .. The acid stuff is not a good choice to use........... SEVEN DUST.. look for it in the garden areas.. keeps ticks off them too... safe safe safe.
if your dogs are scratching that badly from the fleas they could wind up with a multitude of other flea related problems such as flea allergy dermatitis or hot spots which are caused by an animal intensely itching and chewung an area and the moisture being trapped in the fur . you will spend alot more money treating these problems then you would if you just bought a package of frontline. also frontline is offering a rebate for some money back when you buy it so it might not be as expensive as you think.
Biospot claims to work as good or better than frontline or advantage. On my dogs, it was totally ineffective. I considered it a waste of money. Glad some people have luck with it though. maybe alabama fleas are just meaner? ;)