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Flea Bag

Manchester, KY

#1 Mar 24, 2013
I've vacuumed and vacuumed, washed and washed. Every week here pops up a flea bite. We have no dogs!! I don't want to use pesticides as I have small children. Any help or advice on NATURAL remedies would but appreciated!

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I'm baffled to as where they have came from. I clean house daily wash frequently as well. It is not bed bugs or any other insect. It is fleas. I can't get rid of them and I have no idea where they came from.
Flea Bag

Manchester, KY

#2 Mar 24, 2013
Also we have no carpet in the home. We do have lots of fabric such a throws blankets etc. but I literally wash every stitch of fabric. I'm baffled and really do not want to use pesticides.
help

Williamsburg, KY

#3 Mar 24, 2013
There is a spray at Walmart, it's in a blue bottle. It is safe for children, says it right on the bottle. I have small kids also, it worked!! Spray it on furniture, curtains, rugs, ect!!!
Flea Bag

Manchester, KY

#4 Mar 24, 2013
Thank you! Do you have the name of it?

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

East Bernstadt, KY

#5 Mar 24, 2013
Flea Bag wrote:
I've vacuumed and vacuumed, washed and washed. Every week here pops up a flea bite. We have no dogs!! I don't want to use pesticides as I have small children. Any help or advice on NATURAL remedies would but appreciated!
NOTE:
I'm baffled to as where they have came from. I clean house daily wash frequently as well. It is not bed bugs or any other insect. It is fleas. I can't get rid of them and I have no idea where they came from.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth....

http://diatomaceousearth.net/product/1lb-diat...
here it goes

Corbin, KY

#6 Mar 24, 2013
salt sprinkle it over your rugs and let it set a while then vac. keep doing it over a week and it will kill them out
Flea Bag

Manchester, KY

#7 Mar 24, 2013
Thank you all so much! I will try these methods. I hate these pest. If it wasn't for all the vacuuming and washing I have done it would be absolutely awful.
Flea Bag

Manchester, KY

#8 Mar 24, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth....
http://diatomaceousearth.net/product/1lb-diat...
Have you used this product yourself? I will be planting a garden... While reading it says its great for plants. Just wondering if its true?

Could I also treat the lawn for insects such as ticks/fleas. My children love it outside we had a problem with ticks last year. Especially deer ticks.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

East Bernstadt, KY

#9 Mar 24, 2013
Flea Bag wrote:
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Have you used this product yourself? I will be planting a garden... While reading it says its great for plants. Just wondering if its true?
Could I also treat the lawn for insects such as ticks/fleas. My children love it outside we had a problem with ticks last year. Especially deer ticks.
Yes... I have a 20lb bag on the shelf as we speak... It's really good... You can put in in your animals food and it will kill all kinds of internal parasites... You can dust carpets, bedding, animals, yourself and it's totally safe and inert... It will kill any hard shell bugs and any slimy critters ... All it is is microscopic sea shells and has tiny sharp edges and microscopic voids ... The way it works is sucks moisture out of the the bugs by scratching the waxy coatings on hard bugs causing them to dehydrate and die and sucking the moisture out of the slimy ones like worms and snails that come in contact with it...

We have several cats that go out and in all the time and regularly powder them to keep the fleas and ticks from even getting on them and then when we vacuum we dust the rugs and furniture, let it set for a hour then vac...

It has no smell so the animals don't care like they do when you use the Flea Powders , the smell makes mine run for the hills....

Only precaution I suggest is use a dust mask because even thought it has no chemicals and no allergic reactions a lung full of dust in not a good thing...

The stuff is finer than flour sorta like talcum powder...

I have been using it for years and I Totally recommend it.... And I live way back in the woods so I have more issues with creepy crawly things than town folk...
who

United States

#10 Mar 24, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Yes... I have a 20lb bag on the shelf as we speak... It's really good... You can put in in your animals food and it will kill all kinds of internal parasites... You can dust carpets, bedding, animals, yourself and it's totally safe and inert... It will kill any hard shell bugs and any slimy critters ... All it is is microscopic sea shells and has tiny sharp edges and microscopic voids ... The way it works is sucks moisture out of the the bugs by scratching the waxy coatings on hard bugs causing them to dehydrate and die and sucking the moisture out of the slimy ones like worms and snails that come in contact with it...
We have several cats that go out and in all the time and regularly powder them to keep the fleas and ticks from even getting on them and then when we vacuum we dust the rugs and furniture, let it set for a hour then vac...
It has no smell so the animals don't care like they do when you use the Flea Powders , the smell makes mine run for the hills....
Only precaution I suggest is use a dust mask because even thought it has no chemicals and no allergic reactions a lung full of dust in not a good thing...
The stuff is finer than flour sorta like talcum powder...
I have been using it for years and I Totally recommend it.... And I live way back in the woods so I have more issues with creepy crawly things than town folk...
how much do you give your animals? i have a house dog and he weighs 12 lbs. how much should i give him and how often do give it to him?

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

East Bernstadt, KY

#11 Mar 24, 2013
who wrote:
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how much do you give your animals? i have a house dog and he weighs 12 lbs. how much should i give him and how often do give it to him?
I use about a teaspoon in the food mixed for 4 cats every few weeks but there no real issue as it's totally harmless taken internally .. I would say a teaspoon or so mixed in with some moist food every 3 or 4 days would be plenty... But some recommend a teaspoon a day for small dogs and a Table spoon a day for big dogs over 55 lb.. If you do a little research online there are suggested amounts and use suggestions on several sites...

Just remember Only Food Grade.. The stuff used for swimming pool filters and Fish Tank Filters have chemicals in it....

Here's a few links to give you a start...

http://www.themorristribe.com/2012/05/22/20-w...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/99901/diato...

http://www.ehow.com/how_5049476_use-earth-saf...

http://www.motherearthnews.com/the-happy-home...
yes

Barbourville, KY

#12 Mar 24, 2013
Ortho max lawn granules in the red bag at Wal mart! Treat your yard your carrying them in! Same thing happened to me and that bag was a life saver!! It WORKS!
who

United States

#13 Mar 24, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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I use about a teaspoon in the food mixed for 4 cats every few weeks but there no real issue as it's totally harmless taken internally .. I would say a teaspoon or so mixed in with some moist food every 3 or 4 days would be plenty... But some recommend a teaspoon a day for small dogs and a Table spoon a day for big dogs over 55 lb.. If you do a little research online there are suggested amounts and use suggestions on several sites...
Just remember Only Food Grade.. The stuff used for swimming pool filters and Fish Tank Filters have chemicals in it....
Here's a few links to give you a start...
http://www.themorristribe.com/2012/05/22/20-w...
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/99901/diato...
http://www.ehow.com/how_5049476_use-earth-saf...
http://www.motherearthnews.com/the-happy-home...
thanks for the info, i will sure order me some.
humm

Barbourville, KY

#14 Mar 24, 2013
who wrote:
<quoted text>how much do you give your animals? i have a house dog and he weighs 12 lbs. how much should i give him and how often do give it to him?
Comfortis from the vet once monthly is what I use for my dog. Same size 12 lbs and its like 13.00.
Wow

Barbourville, KY

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Put a lamp in the center of your room at night, in the floor. Turn it on. Place all around it plates with soapy water. Turn all other lights off. Fleas will attract to the light and get caught in the soapy water and drown. You must use dish or liquid soap as it helps lower surface tension allowing the fleas to sink I stead of floating. You're welcome.
BUZZ KlLL

Manchester, KY

#16 Mar 26, 2013
Wow wrote:
Put a lamp in the center of your room at night, in the floor. Turn it on. Place all around it plates with soapy water. Turn all other lights off. Fleas will attract to the light and get caught in the soapy water and drown. You must use dish or liquid soap as it helps lower surface tension allowing the fleas to sink I stead of floating. You're welcome.
This would probably work...I'd say.
NUT

Lexington, KY

#17 Mar 26, 2013
Wow wrote:
Put a lamp in the center of your room at night, in the floor. Turn it on. Place all around it plates with soapy water. Turn all other lights off. Fleas will attract to the light and get caught in the soapy water and drown. You must use dish or liquid soap as it helps lower surface tension allowing the fleas to sink I stead of floating. You're welcome.
BAD idea, what if a kid trips over it and gets electrocuted?
Vet

Williamsburg, KY

#18 Mar 27, 2013
All you have to do is get flea spray at Walmart or your vets office. Fleas live on hard wood also. Spay everywhere. Vacuum and dump it out or if its a bag throw it out. Or the eggs will attach and u back from the start. Eggs and larva is what your killing! Wash all bedding and dry on hot hot. Treat your yard. Even if u don't have a pet inside you can bring fleas in yourself on ur pants. Inside pets need frontline or confortis. If by have outside pets really need to treat them to.
Trouble

Murray, KY

#19 Apr 26, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Yes... I have a 20lb bag on the shelf as we speak... It's really good... You can put in in your animals food and it will kill all kinds of internal parasites... You can dust carpets, bedding, animals, yourself and it's totally safe and inert... It will kill any hard shell bugs and any slimy critters ... All it is is microscopic sea shells and has tiny sharp edges and microscopic voids ... The way it works is sucks moisture out of the the bugs by scratching the waxy coatings on hard bugs causing them to dehydrate and die and sucking the moisture out of the slimy ones like worms and snails that come in contact with it...
We have several cats that go out and in all the time and regularly powder them to keep the fleas and ticks from even getting on them and then when we vacuum we dust the rugs and furniture, let it set for a hour then vac...
It has no smell so the animals don't care like they do when you use the Flea Powders , the smell makes mine run for the hills....
Only precaution I suggest is use a dust mask because even thought it has no chemicals and no allergic reactions a lung full of dust in not a good thing...
The stuff is finer than flour sorta like talcum powder...
I have been using it for years and I Totally recommend it.... And I live way back in the woods so I have more issues with creepy crawly things than town folk...
Quantummist where do you purchase your supply? Are you finding it at a store or having to get it online? I went to the local hardware and they didn't have it, and had never heard of it. When I explained it (thanks to your links in the other message) the owner told me to find out cause he'd like to carry it lol. I would like to purchase some myself.

Combing, washing, cleaning vacuuming is half of what I do anymore, I lost a pet to a topical treatment, it had an adverse reaction and he died. I am scared to even try any other chemicals at this point but I would like to find a more natural alternative like this as we all know the flea population seems to get worse each year as our winters dont seem to be harsh enough to be killing them outside.

Thanks!

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

London, KY

#20 Apr 26, 2013
Trouble wrote:
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Quantummist where do you purchase your supply? Are you finding it at a store or having to get it online? I went to the local hardware and they didn't have it, and had never heard of it. When I explained it (thanks to your links in the other message) the owner told me to find out cause he'd like to carry it lol. I would like to purchase some myself.
Combing, washing, cleaning vacuuming is half of what I do anymore, I lost a pet to a topical treatment, it had an adverse reaction and he died. I am scared to even try any other chemicals at this point but I would like to find a more natural alternative like this as we all know the flea population seems to get worse each year as our winters dont seem to be harsh enough to be killing them outside.
Thanks!
I order online from http://diatomaceousearth.net/ and like you said I have not found it local except at a pool supply place as they use it for pool filters. But that stuff for pools has chemicals in it and Do Not But It... yea you just use it as a dust powder before you vacuum and if the animals have a bedding area dust it and leave it there...

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