Sarah E. from Statesville, NC
We had fleas we couldn't get rid of no matter how often we bug bombed the house. Finally we found it was from possums living under the house in the area of the bathroom. Once we bombed down there and closed up the entry to underneath, they were gone. Also, we use the vet provided stuff you apply to the back of the animals' neck religiously. (11/17/2008)
I live in MN and it is now below freezing every night. Will that kill the fleas in the backyard so I don't have to treat my yard? (11/17/2008)
By Stacy G.
I found the best all in one chemical free product. It is Wondercide. They use cedar oil, which is a natural repellent. You can spray it on your property to kill the ones in your yard. You can spray your house to kill the ones indoors and you can spray it on your pets - it is completely safe. It smells like a hope chest, but the smell only lasts for about 30 min. I highly recommend it. You have to order it online, unless you can find a local vet or groomer that carries it. (11/22/2008)
EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS ~~INCLUDING OUR FLEAS! Here are 2 surefire fixes. In a glass jar combine 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax and 1/2 cup salt. Sprinkle on your carpet and let stand (overnight worked the best however places that my little "darlings" needed quick access to, did fine after a couple hours). Vacuum the area real well. You may have to go over your carpet a couple extra times to remove all the borax but it's worth the extra effort.
Another fix that is great for people with allergies is banana peels. I know it sounds CRAZY. But it works like magic. Just peel a banana and throw the peels on the carpet. The next morning they will be gone. You can also use the banana peels in your yard. Not to worry, the banana peels don't rot so they don't smell bad. They just shrivel up. My kids got a real kick out of throwing their banana peels on the floor and getting away with it. It helps if you make a banana pudding. No fleas and dessert, it doesn't get much better than that! (11/22/2008)
By Anakin Andy Lucy
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