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After finding fleas on all three of my beags, I have declared war on the little buggers in my house. Every stitch of their bed linens has been washed in hot water, beds scubbed with bleach, carpets, floors, and furniture vacuumed, all three dogs bathed, floors scubbed with hot water and bleach. Basically if it didn't move, it got scrubbed, washed, or vacuumed. Tomorrow I'm buying some more Frontline to spray them down with. In the meantime, I'm cooking down some lemons to make a citrus spray repellant, and I fed them some Garlic with dinner which is also supposed to repel fleas. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif Whew!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
 

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The weather here has been so hot & humid having the same problem. I found at WalMart they sell stuff to spread on your yard that will control ticks, fleas,etc. You just use a spreader and spread it just like you would fertilizer and it seems to be helping. Unless you get rid of those in your yard all that inside work is going to help litte.
 

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Hi #DN!

Like littledude said, don't forget to treat your yard as well as the area's surrounding the yard.

One year, in New Orleans, the fleas were so bad that I sprinkled Sevindust on my carpets and left for the night with my dogs. I vaccumed it up the next day and voila...fleas gone.

It's what worked for me.

Good luck...sounds like you have a handle on the situationl.

~Denise
 

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One word...Vinegar! Fleas hate vinegar!

After we got back from the hospital we found fleas on Abby that she must have gotten from the one of the other dogs she was walked with /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif "Oh....your dog has fleas? We'd better be going NOW!"

It took bathing her in vinegar at 11pm at night to get the little suckers off just to hold her over until we got flea bath. I also washed all of her stuff in detergent and vinegar. The number of fleas that came off in the vinegar bath water was astounding! I never would have thought vinegar would kill fleas if I hadn't seen it myself.

Béla ran to the store first thing the next morning and got special spray for the rugs and flea bath. What I don't understand is why they were on here since she's treated once a month.

At any rate...it was a battle but we won!
 

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Quote:Originally posted by BeagleBabe:
One word...Vinegar! Fleas hate vinegar!

After we got back from the hospital we found fleas on Abby that she must have gotten from the one of the other dogs she was walked with /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif "Oh....your dog has fleas? We'd better be going NOW!"

It took bathing her in vinegar at 11pm at night to get the little suckers off just to hold her over until we got flea bath. I also washed all of her stuff in detergent and vinegar. The number of fleas that came off in the vinegar bath water was astounding! I never would have thought vinegar would kill fleas if I hadn't seen it myself.

Béla ran to the store first thing the next morning and got special spray for the rugs and flea bath. What I don't understand is why they were on here since she's treated once a month.

At any rate...it was a battle but we won!
Treating her once a month will work fine but if you don't do thr outside(where most fleas come from)you are spinning your wheels. Remember beagls in their playing love to roll & tumble in the grass and that is were most of your fleas are.
 

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Well, The Frontline spray did the trick, for the dogs at least. As soon as I sprayed them, fleas were jumping ship from all directions. The next time I bathe them I'll try rinsing them with a vinegar solution. The yard will be another matter... half an acre is quite a bit to treat, but it will be worth it. There is a do-it-yourself pest control store in town that I'm going to check out for flea control. One website reccommended placing a bowl full of soapy water underneath a lamp where the dogs sleep to attract fleas in the house... it works!!
 

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We have been having a fit with fleas this summer! We spray our yard every 3-4 weeks with liquid sevrin and the 3 dogs and 1 cat are on monthly Frontline. I wash their beds, bathe them,spray our few area rugs all on the same day, and I still will see a couple of fleas. I hope they die a painful Frontline/ flea spray death from biting one of my babies! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif
 

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Quote:Originally posted by threedognight:
Well, The Frontline spray did the trick, for the dogs at least. As soon as I sprayed them, fleas were jumping ship from all directions. The next time I bathe them I'll try rinsing them with a vinegar solution. The yard will be another matter... half an acre is quite a bit to treat, but it will be worth it. There is a do-it-yourself pest control store in town that I'm going to check out for flea control. One website reccommended placing a bowl full of soapy water underneath a lamp where the dogs sleep to attract fleas in the house... it works!!
Frontline seems to do the trick for Shiloh ! I use the Frontline Plus drops on him. You ,also,just use them once a month with a direct to their skin applacation. Seems to work pretty good . I have checked him every night and haven't seen any fleas. From what I have read fleas like hot & real humid places and our weather has been perfect for them.
 

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If you can get it, Lime is a great product to dust the yard with,

We get it all the time for free, it is a powder, and usually comes in 50 lbs bags.

But i don't know who sells it as it is a oil field product we use to mix in the mud to bring up the PH in the drilling mud.

but if it rains, you will have to spread the lime again.
 

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Wow, so much work, I hope it works too.
I'm having ants attack over here, and I use vinegar to spray the kitchen counter, they don't die instantly, but died slowly. I do not like using poison over the kitchen counter.
I hope I'll never have flea problem.
 
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