Do any of you know any flea repelants, shampoos or any thing else that will work. 'Cause every time mimi goes out she gets so many fles. Frontline and advanticx DO NOT work. I have tried collars and they don't work either.
Sounds like you needt o take a 3 pronged treatment to killing fleas. First you have to treat your yard. Then your house. And finally your dog. Frontline and advantage greatly reduce the chances of your dog getting fleas but if your entire yard is prime flea breeding ground every time the dogs go outside they will get another infestation... and seeing that most dogs go outside 5 or 6 times a day.. you see how hard it is?
When I had terrible flea problem I lived in the south.
Do you have beauty bark around your house? Flower beds etc? Fleas love beauty bark!!!! We used (I know that spelling is wrong!) Metholon sounds like (Meth thou lawn) hope that helps. I sprayed at nite when animals were inside and for the first couple of times they went out I wiped their paws. *Vaccum Bags....when you use it you sucking them up and hair and all they breed there also! Buy a collar and cut it (put extras in a zip lock bag) and drop it in the vaccum bag when you are using it. Funning trick I swear it works.....Here goes Get a reading lamp (small) take the shade off. Put lamp on the floor Get a dish regular plate put water in it..drop a few drops of liquid soap Joy etc. run your fingers through to mix it up. Put the lamp on the floor, put the dish right right besides it.....turn off all lights in that room...close the door(so your animals won't drink) I do this at night! The next morning the plate will be full of fleas! See they go towards heat....the light bulb is putting off heat.They jump to cling on can't drop into dish soapy water can't jump out! Try it! I swear it works. D
I agree with Minniyar, It is a process. I use Frontline topspot on My cats and dogs. If there are fleas and ticks in your house or yard you have to deal with that problem too! Until you get rid of the main source they will keep coming back. GOOD LUCK! Majorlover
A few other tips, use cedar shavings in there beddings, Fleas also HATE garlic!
I made up my own little herbal spray to help with flys etc. (along with frontline) I raise my own Garlic and cittrenilla plants. Gather the Garlic or by it at any store dice it up and let it soak over night in water(the stronger the better) Put it in a spray bottle and mist it on there bedding or on them. Bugs hate garlic. It also works great on flies.
I also dice very, very fine garlic (fresh) on there food a few times a week.
***Edited By: majorlover on 6/13/2006 9:08:36 PM*** Reason: add
dltobin, what I think you mean is malithion, which works great.
Apparently Frontline has changed their formula & I have seen tons of complaints about it not working.
Advantix has been linked to seizures & glaucoma in dogs & can't be used on dogs if you have cats around.
Baths & dips only kill what is on them at that time & offer no residual action.
You will need to bomb your house, treat the animals, & treat the yard all at the same time & then do it again.
I have used Advantage for my own & shelter animals with great success for many years. You can also mix Avon Skin So Soft, oil of eucolyptus & water in a spray bottle & use before taking out - on you & the dog. Keeps all the critters away.
Thanks Sue! I felt sooo dumb I just could not remember how to spell that! LOL I knew how to say it! lol It had been years when I lived in the south but everyone there used that in their yards! That is were I picked up sooo many tricks of how to get rid of fleas! D
I have used malithion it does work great also there is some spray at Wal-Mart that you can buy it is in the lawn and garden section - you hook it up to the hose and spray it is that easy -- it is good lasts for about 90 days. It is safe for dogs cats and even kids.. Seems like it is in a gray bottle. Since you are having such a bad time with it you probably will have to bomb the house - spray the yard and treat the dog too. Good Luck!! - Let us know what works..
***Edited By: loveschnauzers on 6/14/2006 4:03:06 PM*** Reason: spelling
We're having a time w/ fleas like I have never seen this year! My father - in- law has put seven dust around the kennels to try and knock some out. We havent had to fight fleas like this since i can remember.
Rotty- Heres the thing you have to keep working on it I is an on going thing just one treatment won't work...It is like cleaning your house...doing dishes...you do it daily! Try some of these tricks heck try the light one I gave you you will be amazed in the morning when that plate is fuuullll of fleas! lol The yard being sprayed I did every other week all during the summer. D