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posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Search on this site for “diatomaceous earth” and you’ll find a post I wrote another bee. Nothing works better than DE and it’s cheap, safe and natural. It’s so safe people eat it and it got rid of fleas on my rabbits in a couple days, not weeks or months.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I was wondering why this was in pets? LOL 

Hope the fleas leave the “hotel”  soon, they’re no fun!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A few tips from someone who has had to deal with fleas a LOT:

1. When you vaccum the fleas can actually stay alive in the vaccum, lay eggs and crawl back out. Howver, the re is this stuff you can buy at the pet store that you suck up into the vaccum and it kills the fleas

2. Are you bathing your dogs with regular shampooo or flea shampoo? You should definitley use flea shampoo.  Also when you bathe your dogs you should create a ring of shampoo around their necks because fleas have the tendency to crawl towards the face/ears and try to hide there but if you have a soap ring around their neck most will get caught there and die.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If they’re not already on something.. I think you should look into something like Trifexis(fleas and heartworm) or the version that is just for fleas.. it kills the crap out of fleas.

From their website “How quickly will Trifexis kill fleas?In a laboratory study of spinosad alone, an active ingredient of Trifexis, spinosad started to kill fleas within 30 minutes and killed 100% of the fleas within 4 hours. Trifexis kills fleas before they can lay eggs.”

Especially since you have multiple dogs. We had a recurring problem because FI’s dog got them.. and basically they’d jump from dog to dog (even though we bathed both with flea baths) Also like pp’s suggested make sure your vacuum is completely cleaned out after you rid the house of them. After a day on the meds and deep cleaning the house (sheets, rugs, couches, etc), the fleas were gone… and never came back… I was shocked. I would also look into steaming your house (which is good to do when moving anyways) if you have lots of carpet. Groupon always has deals for this popping up.

Edit: I was re-reading your post and realized that you gave them meds. lol!

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