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Keeping Those Fleas Away

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by Your Worst Nightmare, May 7, 2004.

  1. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Yard Boy

    Re: ~ Keeping Those Fleas Away ~

    i mow weekly.... spray yard with permethrin....keep areas clean & cut short. i also add a little acv to theyre feed & drinking water.
    never had a flea problem...
     
  2. bushwick

    bushwick Big Dog

    Re: ~ Keeping Those Fleas Away ~

    A lot of people recommending the vet for fleas.............Really for fleas?
    Hey it's your money, throw it away if you must.
     
  3. Re: ~ Keeping Those Fleas Away ~

    Permethrin & a little preventive maintanace does the trick for me and my hounds.
     
  4. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Well I just got a great deal , I got my whole yard sprayed by a professional for 50 bucks and yea he cut me some slack.I didn't ask him to and didn't know he was going to ,but when he said 50 bucks my jaw hit the ground.He sprayed the whole yard even about 20 ft in the woods.Cool guy , friends since childhood.Stuff he sprayed kills fleas and he said spiders , ticks and everything else that crawls.
     
  5. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    How's everybody doing this year on fleas ?
     
  6. Thunder98

    Thunder98 Big Dog

    Fleas aren't the real problem for me as of now.....my damn woods holding alot of ticks......spray spray spray...bout to spray again...damn ticks
     
  7. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    i remember reading on here about tom garner using termidor sc , meant for termites but works on fleas too , very cheap compared to frontline and similar stuff
     
  8. You can also put lime on the ground to it keeps the fly's and flees away as well and for spray I use Adams
     
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  10. durock drake

    durock drake Premium Member Premium Member

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  11. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    That time again .I had 4 dogs on same sidenof my yard that was scratchin.I'm like fleas ? Its to dam early for this shit ! They were scratchin pretty good to so after some inspection sure enough it was fleas.I called the 2 local vets just to see what they had to offer , I wanted to nip this in the bud quickly.One of the vets had a product called Activyl and its 17 bucks per dog.Squirt it between the shoulder blades.Cost me over 70 bucks to treat 4 dogs.I can say that shit works ! First 2 or 3 days I didn't notice much change , dogs still scratching but I realized its not a repellant.Tomorrow will make one week and no more scratching and killed a bunch of fleas.It killed enough that they didn't spread to the other part of my yard so far.Its not a repellant ! But it dam sure kills fleas.Impressed so far.And its only a one month treatment at 17 bucks per dog.It works !
     
  12. Beartrap

    Beartrap Pup

    For those who have small yards use comforts,it works within 30 mins all flees dead and stops the reproduction process.about 18 bucks for the pill,depending on wht size,for four dogs I get the 60-2oo pd pill and quarter it up,since I'm pushing 42 pds on the hounds a peice,works for me.
     
  13. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    [QUBeartrap, post: 762601, member: 37155"]For those who have small yards use comforts,it works within 30 mins all flees dead and stops the reproduction process.about 18 bucks for the pill,depending on wht size,for four dogs I get the 60-2oo pd pill and quarter it up,since I'm pushing 42 pds on the hounds a peice,works for me.[/QUOTE]
    It doesnt work well here.It did when it first came out but comfortis is pushing 10 yrs old in my area.Activyl is new and did a good job for me.
     
  14. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    No issues thus far. A few weeks ago we had a stretch where it was 70, near 80's. The fleas and bugs were coming out. We then dropped off to well below freezing with snow and ice for three or four days. Hoping that knocks the first wave in the head.

    I live in rural NC in amongst a lot of pine trees. The hot weather coupled with a good rain and it is nature's incubator. We fight fleas every year in sections on the yard. These two over here may have them and none of the others do. Next time it will be dogs way across the property.

    Nothnig ever works totally. Over the years the weekly spray with permethrin is the most effective. I have a small hand pump sprayer, maybe a gallon. They get a once over every week or so and that keeps them at bay.

    They still break out in pockets on occasion but it is always isolated.

    S
     
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  15. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    And mixing the permethrin with mineral oil works much better but I handle my dogs so much it gets all over me. So I do just a diluted mix with water. I guess another benefit of the mineral oil and permethrin is that I stay flea free all year. Almost like the bonus plan.

    S
     
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  16. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Yep Slim they do break out in pockets .So far they haven't made it to the other part of my yard .I'm hoping I nipped it in the bud.I kinda went heavy duty 70 bucks for 4 dogs.I got a litter of Jack Russells coming soon and don't want them to make to that part of the yard.
     
  17. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Ive been blessed over the years. Never really had a problem with fleas. I guess it's because I use a combination concoction of poison several times a year, treat dogs once a month in the 5 or 6 months where flea's are a problem here. This is what I do:

    Home defense Outdoor. Can find it at any home Depot or Lowes or whatever hardware retailer you have in your area. I use this 3x a year. Spread the perimeter where you keep your dogs. Also spray the perimeter of the dog house, end of chain circle, or square if you use kennels.

    Seven dust. Any garden retail store will have this. I use about a cup per dog house, mix it in their bedding. I do this monthly when I change their bedding.


    Bronco spray. Can get it at any Tractor supply store or where anywhere they sell horse/cattle supplies. Essentially, it's permethin with citronella. I spray every dog down once a week and when the Flys are real bad here, I do it every 3 days.

    Seems like a lot but it really isn't since everything is done at different times. I've done this for about 18 years. I have never had problems with fleas or ticks (I never even seen them) and in my particular area I live, its one of the worst places in the country in terms of the possibility of contracting Lyme disease because of the amount of ticks here, particularly deer ticks. You and fido have a high chance of contracting Lyme from ticks here. I got it 3 years ago while hunting however I have never had a dog test positive for it nor have I ever pulled a tick off one of my dogs unless we were walking somewhere other than my yard. I never see fleas either. Unless on other people's yard.
     
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  18. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    AGK when I lived up North I don't think I ever saw a flee, plenty of ticks.Down here flees are terrible man.I even have my yard professionally sprayed by a friend who does it for a living.Plus I spray 3 times .Last year alone I had my yard professionally sprayed twice .It still didn't get rid of all them .Like I said I spray the yard also.I am gone try a different aproach and use more product such as Activyl and spray the yard.Flees are tough doen here bout like ticks where u live.
     
  19. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    My biggest issues here are spiders and biting Flys. The spiders bother me more than they do the dogs but the Flys eat up their ears every year.

    That sucks bama. Fleas can be a real pain in the ass to deal with I'm told by those who deal with them. We got like like 2 seasons here. Winter and soggy wet. Lol. Today, it's a bit of both.
     
  20. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    When you live in a neighborhood itss different.More than likely your neighbors use some type of home defender on thier lawns.Living in the woods you have no neighbors and property are surrounded by woods.
     

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