Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Williston, SC
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For you hard-core anti-chemical people like me, I live in South Carolina _ quite possibly the flea capitol of the USA and I don't put chemicals on my dogs. I treat the yard with DE during most of the months. Once every couple of years I put out an insecticide and keep the dogs off the ground until rain washes it away. I am only writing to say it can be done, so with diligence it's possible not to use poison on your dogs.
They do pick up a flea every now and then, but a good bath will take care of that and treating our fenced in yard keeps the flea pop. at bay. And I've never had a flea infestation in my house. Ticks are easy to control. Just brush out and go over your dog after being in the woods and you can pick them off before they have had a chance to latch on. With all the hair ticks have a harder time getting to the skin.
PS, this past summer I broke down and gave them 1 Comfortis and they scratched and chewed so badly from a reaction to the pill that I swore I would never use it again. Wasn't worth it.
Last edited by Karen Collins; 11-29-2013 at 11:59 AM.