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Author Topic: One of the downsides of having a companion animal -- fleas!  (Read 1127 times)
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« on: December 14, 2016, 06:44:57 PM »

I thought this piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer might be of interest. I hope all of you have escaped this problem, and will continue to in the future.
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20161214_Commentary__No_place_like_home_for_holiday_flea_infestation.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 11:27:48 AM »

Comical piece!

Being aware of the issue is a big part of the solution.  The author missed signs for months before addressing it.  And I don't think she had much choice at that point but to use pesticides.   blink

One problem with the pesticides is that they will, over time, also impact the pet.  Another problem is that they are not repellants; the insect (flea, tick, etc) must bite the pet in order to ingest the pesticide, which will kill it.   Best to use prevention methods.  I use Cedarcide which is natural oils, and so far, so good.  It repels so the insects don't want to be on the pet to start with.

 

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