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23 Comments for the Fleas and Ticks Home Remedy

LORIAN

DIATHOMACEOUS EARTH WORKS WONDERS, ALMOST IMMEDIATLY........YOU CAN GET IT ANYWHERE SWIMMING POOL SUPPLIES ARE SOLD.,,,,,,,,,,,,,KILLS BEDBUGS TOO, AND ROACHES, ANTS,

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sherry

I used this product for a month with no results actually the flea problem was worse. would not reccomend

Anonymous

You can use garden grade (which is safe) but an even safer version is the FOOD GRADE. It has the same results and you do not have to worry about your pets.

Anonymous

pool grade diatomaceous earth is toxic to animals and people. you need to go to herb store and get the food grade diatomaceous earth. this does work wonders

Anonymous

There is food grade DE that is used to kill bugs. Pool DE is definitely not the same. Go in line and order for best prices.

Shelley Wagner

Actually you should never use pool grade dietematious earth anywhere around your pets or children. Instead find if any of your local hardware or animal feed supply stores sell food grade. Or resturaunt supply stores.

Also wear a dust mask if you or any members of the family have any respitory issues.Can cause problems. It is lighter and fluffier then sifted powder sugar.

Also I buy Roach Proof at the dollar store. and use it around the edges of the carpet. Tight edges of the furniture.

Vacuum everyday. if your Vacuum has a bag zap it in the micro for a few minutes.
Also wipe you vacation down inside and out with cider vinegar. If you don't have a micro, put the bag or debri in a garbage plastic bag and tie it tight placing the nag out in the sun. If no sun? Throw the bag in the car and take it with you on your errands.

You need to vacation all furniture at least once a week, and all carpets daily.

I also feed my pets Brewers Yeast tabs which I get the cheaper brand. I call these candy for pets. The only place i have found tjat srlls tjem is Walmart. I give them four to five tabs several times a day, increasing the dose if severe infestation.

When I started doing the tabs they were only 250 mgs now they can come in 11,000 grains. It is a natural form of B vits. and is water soluable. They will pee it out.

Also for furniture and none washable couches. I get Eucalypus and Tea Tree Oil from Kmart in the Health and Beauty Dept. We have an Ethnic Area for the Hispanics. This is where I get my Oils


The Eucalyptus is a little under $4, the Tea Tree used to cheaper. It is now almost $11.
I take brand new full size spray bottle romp on half a bottle of regular rubbing alcohol, a teaspoon. of both oils and the rest with apple cider vinegar. After vacation stuff I saturate the item completely with the spray several yimes over the next couple of days.

Good luck.

Tina Smith

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you use FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth!!!!!! If it's not food grade, it is poisonous!!!! Food Grade is safe, even for people to ingest.

Anonymous

I get food grade DE from my feed store.

Anonymous

Food-grade DE is one of, if not THE safest non-toxic/non-chemical methods to eliminate fleas in your home as well as on your pets. It works by getting in-between the fleas' exoskeleton joints and literally drying them out as well as scratching the wax layering on the exoskeleton, additionally drying them out--physical action only, NO chemical effects at all. It has NO effect adverse or otherwise on non-exoskeleton creatures other than to be irritating (as any dust would be) to breath, and is probably 10000% safer to breath than the bacteria-laden dust from your vacuum! Wear a mask, make sure you use FOOD GRADE DE with less than 0.5% crystalline content. Use a powder puffer or even a hair dye applicator bottle as it is very light and clouds easily. We used it a few times the first week by 'petting it' into our cat's furs, and by the end of week 2 there were no fleas found on the cats at all. We also now powder some onto the carpet a few hours before vacuuming and leave it in the corners of the room where fleas like to hide. It can also be sprinkled in your garden to control non-flying insects (some aphids, etc) and is quite beneficial to the porosity of the soil as well. Note that once wet (even by morning dew exposure) it's anti-bug garden-effectiveness is lost (but it still improves the soils water retention and porosity.) Food-grade DE works amazingly well if you understand how it works and how to use it PROPERLY.

LYN

MUST BE FOOD GRADE QUALITY. PURCHASE AT A HEALTH FOOD STORE OR CHECK ONLINE FOR OTHER OPTIONS. POOL GRADE IS POISONOUS TO THE ANIMALS.

Anonymous

FOOD GRADE ONLY!! The other DE for pools and gardens are TOXIC to PETS!!

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