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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Natural Flea & Tick Control

I haven't used these but, I know several of us do not like using artificial chemicals to control fleas/ticks on our fur babies. I don't know if they will work any better than ACV. But, just thought I'd share in case someone would be interested

ecoPure Natural Flea & Tick Spray & Collar

Vetri-Repel Flea & Tick Wipes

One thing I do know that makes a huge difference for us is applying beneficial nematodes to our yard. You can get them from fleabuster.com. I also saw them for sale at our local OSH.

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My field crews use Avon Skin so Soft to repel bugs, Ticks, mosquitos, etc. I haven't tried it on Rosie because I suspect it would be messy. But after looking at the wipes, one might be able to spread it on a paper towel and then lightly wipe on dog. Has anyone tried the Skin so Soft?
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I use Skin So Soft on myself and it seems to work. I use it as an after shower moisturizer every day and find that bugs don't bother me. If I stop using it the mosquitos start biting again. I'll have to try it on Lilly. I love the smell too.

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I'm for anything natural and I'd give both products a try. I also love DE and essential oils.

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Avon's SSS is a good mosquito repellant, not so sure it works on fleas, though.

Since it's oily, I probably wouldn't try it on Tori. We've used dryer sheets to keep mosquitos off of us, and the dogs. We just tucked one in our pocket and tied one to her collar. We found even in the deep woods the mosquitos left us alone if we were wearing one

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any particular brand of dryer sheet Leslie? I have really liked the OFF little clip on fan like things for us humans.




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My friend who has a black lab uses AVON's SSS on her lab here in NJ. Her breeder recommended it. She says it works great on ticks, fleas and mosquitos. It doesn't have any impact on his coat. Since it is oily, I haven't used it on my furballs.

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My field crews use Avon Skin so Soft to repel bugs, Ticks, mosquitos, etc. I haven't tried it on Rosie because I suspect it would be messy. But after looking at the wipes, one might be able to spread it on a paper towel and then lightly wipe on dog. Has anyone tried the Skin so Soft?
Just be careful... it is EXTREMELY strongly scented, and some people (like me) are VIOLENTLY allergic to it. When I used to teach riding, there was a girl who started using it on her horse at the barn. We had to ask her to stop, because even in a large indoor ring, in the summer with all the doors open, it would send me into such a fit of sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes that I couldn't teach. I can't imagine being in the same, closed room with a dog wearing it!


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any particular brand of dryer sheet Leslie? I have really liked the OFF little clip on fan like things for us humans.
We used Bounce but, I don't know if a different brand would change the effectiveness.

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Krandall don't go to Rhode Island around Lilly's Mom. LOL
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