I found the first tick on Dexter!
No fleas yet.
I am doing some research about alternative methods for flea control. Has anyone had good results with the Brewers Yeast, Garlic Powder, or Apple Cider Vinegar as a preventive method for flea control?
We had a Cocker Spaniel years and years ago that we did use Brewers Yeast with Garlic Powder in her food. I cannot remember the recipe for the Brewers Yeast with Garlic Powder. This dog did not have fleas.
We also used "Ten Mule Borax Soap" in the carpet. The fleas were so bad we had to use the light method and shallow container of water to catch the fleas in the beginning.
I know for sure that "Ten Mule Borax Soap" (found at the grocery store) works to kill fleas in the carpet. We use a quart size canning jar, fill it with the dry soap, attached the lids to the jar and poke holes in the lid. Now sprinkle some of the soap LIGHTLY on the carpet.
I am going to sprinkle some of the soap when Dexter is not watching me, I will probably stay close to the edges of the carpet near the wall for now.
Let the soap stay in the carpet until you vacuum again. Make sure you broom in the soap so you cannot see it on top of the carpet. Some of the soap will always be there when you vacuum and the soap will continue to kill the fleas.
I just bought my Borax soap and I will be sprinkling it in the carpet soon.
So, I am hoping the Borax soap will work this summer for controlling the fleas.
Does anyone have any other methods that have been used and worked?