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flappinhappy
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PostSubject: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:43 pm

We have 4 dogs 3 of which are inside..I have birds in the upstairs and down as well as fleas....just a hazzard of Fl. as it doesn't get cold enough long enough to stop the cycle...OK, OK, here is the burning ? . Does anyone have an indoor treatment that won't produce harmful vapors for the birds but still KILL those darn bugs?????
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:56 pm

I think your best bet is to eliminate the population on the dogs... are you using spot treatment on them? I'm not really aware of anything effective for fleas in the nature of a room-wide treatment that is nontoxic. Before the days of Advantage when I had problems with fleas on my indoor cats, I did use periodic chemical treatments, but I also used a flea comb on them daily, dropping the little buggers into a glass of slightly soapy water. The soap breaks the surface tension, otherwise the just hop off the water and go on their merry way, but with the soap they will drown. Tedious, though..
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:01 pm

TY S-n-S all dogs have drops but they seem to have no effect on theis mess..slightly sandy soil..and they are breeding just under the surface we have sprayed the outside but now the chickens are wandering the entire yard...too bad they don't eat fleas as well as ticks
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Use advantage or revolution on the dogs. Every flea that jumps on the dog will die. It worked well for me.
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:53 pm

I prefer Frontline Plus as it works on fleas for 3 months and is waterproof, unlike advantage.

I think 5% Sevin dust works on fleas. It's bird safe. You could sprinkle on your carpet, wait 15 minutes and then vacuum I suppose. There used to be a bird safe pyrethrin based spray called Camicide. Haven't bought it in years. Dunno if it's still available.

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:00 pm

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i use this in the bottom of my cages, it is fantastic, you can even put it in their food for worms...


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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:52 pm

ScooterNScotty wrote:
I think your best bet is to eliminate the population on the dogs... are you using spot treatment on them? I'm not really aware of anything effective for fleas in the nature of a room-wide treatment that is nontoxic. Before the days of Advantage when I had problems with fleas on my indoor cats, I did use periodic chemical treatments, but I also used a flea comb on them daily, dropping the little buggers into a glass of slightly soapy water. The soap breaks the surface tension, otherwise the just hop off the water and go on their merry way, but with the soap they will drown. Tedious, though..

I really need to slow down and think about what I read...."your best bet is to eliminate the population OF the dogs"

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:59 pm

I'm not sure diatomaceous earth works well in very humid climates. I think it is effective because it is a drying agent. FL is very very VERY damp. It might just turn into mud in short order without taking too many fleas along. And once insects get a foothold, it's rather horrendous. I grew up there and have a lasting horror of palmetto bugs, but I digress.

I suppose the other option is to treat every mammal on the property indoor or out, move the birds out for a week or two, get an exterminator to thoroughly treat inside and out, and hope that takes things down to a manageable level.

Living out here in CA, I have rarely seen fleas in the last decade or so. Used to be a constant battle with our indoor cats, no longer. Mattie did come with a few fleas, but one Advantage treatment for everyone, and they did not establish a foothold. (feethold?)

LOL, zazanomore, that would certainly do it, but I'm not that drastic!
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:35 pm

After trying a couple of things what worked..was Poop Off....I sprayed the concrete floor (I normally don't waste it) and after several hours of trips up and down the stairs still none were jumping...JOY So going to apply to the upstairs and rewash and do the drops on the dogs...7 dust outside and hoping we can get a bit of control over them...


zazanomore wrote:

I really need to slow down and think about what I read...."your best bet is to eliminate the population OF the dogs"

^ LOL not a chance...
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:37 am

Poop off... who knew?

Just remember to retreat in 14 days at the latest to get the hatched eggs. If it were me, I'd treat again in 7 and 14 (if you cant do it every day!). I HATE biting insects. If there's a bug that bites within 15 miles of me, it finds me and calls it's friends and family. If there's ANY bug within 30 meters of me that's NEVER BEEN KNOWN AS A PEOPLE EATER... it hunts me down and decides that todays the day to try human.

I bathe in insect repellant when I leave Colorado.

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:39 am

thinking Maybe I should try bathing in Poop-off? vicki 5280

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:41 am

VickiNumbers wrote:
If there's ANY bug within 30 meters of me that's NEVER BEEN KNOWN AS A PEOPLE EATER... it hunts me down and decides that todays the day to try human. [...]

Such is my life.
Ever been bit by a ladybug? Those little buggers hurt! ...Not that I would know, because everyone I've talked to says ladybugs don't bite. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:23 am

Dawn dishsoap!
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 pm

A cricket bit my husband - a baby one at that.
Insects shall inherit the world.

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:36 pm

patdbunny wrote:
A cricket bit my husband [...]
A moose once bit my sister.

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:43 pm

patdbunny wrote:
A cricket bit my husband - a baby one at that.
Insects shall inherit the world.

hope he bit it back...only way to teach them a lesson...lol


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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:06 pm

evil chicken wrote:
patdbunny wrote:
A cricket bit my husband [...]
A moose once bit my sister.

Was she carving her initials in the side of the moose?
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:42 pm

Moose bites can be pretti nasti.
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:11 pm

ScooterNScotty wrote:
Moose bites can be pretti nasti.


especially if it is chocolate moose...


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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:45 pm

I've been sneezed on by an elephant, if that counts for anything.

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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:28 pm

dusty wrote:
especially if it is chocolate moose...

Oh, no, chocolate mousse bites are delicious, but it's really hard to get those tiny little teeth out.

zazanomore wrote:
I've been sneezed on by an elephant, if that counts for anything.

Um. We have a cat with chronic sinus problems. I do not want to think about this. Ever.

I rode an elephant once. I figured as a horseback rider I'd be the star of the group. When I was sitting up there realizing I was totally dependent on the dude on the ground for elephant influence I realized that I am, in fact, a control freak.
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:34 pm

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. . .I realized that I am, in fact, a control freak.
NO! YOU?!
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:16 am

patdbunny wrote:
ScooterNScotty wrote:
. . .I realized that I am, in fact, a control freak.
NO! YOU?!
We love you just the way you are!!
Razz

We need a better animated blowing a raspberry emoticon!
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PostSubject: Re: FLEAS!!!!!   Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:41 am

Dead <- Methinks this works better.
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