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4 Comments for the Fleas and Ticks Home Remedy

Mary

I’ve read ALL the tips and tried most of them. The one that worked best for me on the carpet is Dawn and water spray, it killed them instantly. The Pine Sol also works but takes longer to kill. Now, for my tip…if you pick the fleas off your pet and have a problem ‘catching them’, espically if you see more than one, keep some chap stick near by and just dab them with that…they cannot move! Dab all you see and then go back and pluck them off. I put several that I caught this way in a capped jar and they were dead the next day.

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Anonymous

I am just curious as to the type of dog. . . long or short hair. I have a husky and a shepherd, the shepherd is fairly easy to get to the fleas but the husky has such longhair that I am wondering if the chapstick thing works with long hair.

Mary

My dogs are Lhasa Apso. They are long haired dogs but I keep them cut short in the summer. The fleas I find are on or near the skin so I just dab with the chapstick and they do not move. I'm getting the problem pretty much under control, thank goodness! This is the first time in 15 years that I've had a problem with fleas. I've always used Frontline and it worked just fine. I believe the fleas have built up a resistance to the medications. I was putting it on my dogs every 3 weeks and still couldn't get it under control. The Dawn dish detg is working really well and I check the dogs every so often and still find 2 or 3 on them, but compared to the 10-12 I was finding, I think I'm getting a handle on it, at least, I sure hope so! I also sprayed my yard and the carpet. Good luck to you, it is so frustrating.

Bri

That's hilarious, i love that...i am going to have to try the chap stick and jar technique!!!!

TERESA

THE CHAP STICK SOUNDS GOOD CAUSE IT IS HARD TO CATCH THE STUPID THINGS. ALSO IF YOU GET A EMPTY BOTTLE LIKE A MEDICIAN BOTTLE AND PUT ALCOHOL ABOUT HALF WAY AND WHEN YOU PICK THEM OFF PUT THEM IN THE BOTTLE AND IT KILLS THEM. THEY WILL JUMP AROUND IN THE BOTTLE BUT IN SECONDS THEY ARE DEAD. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE..

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