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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Mosquito/tick/flea yard spray

After pulling 3 ticks in 2 weeks off of Jasper (even though we use FRONTLINE) I decided to research yard sprays. I fear I am too late for the Nematodes, and our lawn service would end up killing those little buggers anyway. (also happened on a discovery channel thing that talked about a different type of nematode living in someone's body...I know these ones are safe... but Ewwww you could see them crawling under the skin)

I found this... http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/

It is an intense garlic spray. Apparently the smell dissapates after an hour or so. (just like the chemicals) If you troll through the site there is some interesting info.

My question is this... If Garlic in large quantities is harmful to dogs...could this hurt the boys if they eat the grass that is treated with it?

has any one tried this?




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that looks awesome, thanks for the link. I was going to get the nematodes, but I had the same "eeew" feeling that you did. Maybe I will try this instead. I was talking to my vet the other day about garlic and she was recommending about 1/4 clove a day in Violet's food to help repel fleas (she doesn't recommend the topical or internal treatments as they are toxic). Also a b-vitamin, but she says the yeast based products may be a problem (like the Flea Treats I bought for Violet, but haven't started her on yet. They have the brewer's yeast base but also an added B). She said that garlic is only toxic to dogs in very large quantities, in fact I think it is toxic to humans in very large quantities also, and I gotta think that eating a little grass after this stuff is sprayed wouldn't be harmful. Maybe call or write the company? I can't imagine they'd be able to market and sell it successfully if it were making people's dogs sick.
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some reviews from amazon. (more unbiased) and cheaper too.

http://www.amazon.com/Mosquito-Barri...owViewpoints=1




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