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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Where are the Fleas?

I have not seen any in Eastern North Carolina....on Dexter that is....



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I haven't seen any in Wa. yet either but Todd's been itching more lately (allergies maybe?)and so I treated the house and dosed him with Revolution just in case.
As soon as it warms up I'm planning on treating the yard with Beneficial Nematodes since bunnies, squirrels, deer and stray cats and dogs bring the fleas to us...

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I haven't seen any yet either. We treat the dogs all year round here.

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Come to South Texas and feel free to take home a few thousand of the little darlings as pets. This year is extremely bad here

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We've been safe so far, but I found one loner mid-winter, so I suspect it will be a bad year here too. I already picked up a two-year supply of Frontline just in case.
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I have to talk to my holistic vet about the flea issue. My last dog had very few problems with it, never on any flea meds of any kind. I think twice in her life the groomer found a single flea on her and dipped her, though now I would use some kind of herbal flea shampoo, probably. We have a lot more urban wildlife here (squirrels, sparrows and pigeons, stray cats and outside housecats), so I have a feeling this area is more likely to be flea infested. I am (so far) determined to avoid chemicals. I hope it works. At least she is half white, and white around her rear and tummy, so that might help me spot them, anyway. I'll use the nematode stuff on the lawn, and I'm still researching something I can apply on her skin/coat or feed that will help repel.
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In FL!! lol, my good friends dog had a bad case..I could not get rid of them when I lived there. Probably about the only things I like about living in the midwest is that the winter kills them & they're not much of problem where I live. None of ours have ever had them here.
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I was hoping they wouldn't be as much of a problem here in SE Michigan because of the cold winters, but Jill says Cody gets them on his legs, and she lives about 5 miles away. I swear I think it's the squirrels. They come up on my deck railing and just sit there and scratch.
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Gryff has never had fleas. I sure hope he never gets them. Growing up, my dogs got them a few times...and so did I!

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Diane, we have squirrels all through our yard too. It seems impossible to avoid fleas with those critters hanging out, unfortunately.

Robin (Havanasilks, not any relation to the silk dogs, is her name here) posted a natural flea repellent that had rosemary, lavendar & lemon in it at one point, but it wasn't on this forum. I should see if she still has that recipe.
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