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WAR!!! (of the fleas)--I'm Winning!

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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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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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