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Old 09-08-2010, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by SueZeQ View Post
Chemicals hurt the liver and kidneys and some think causes cancer and autoimmune disease. Try to go more natural. A simple system for ridding homes of fleas is a bowl of water under nightlights. Fleas are attracted to the light and end up falling into the water. Just empty bowls first thing in AM and try to place where pets won't drink the fleas (though likely stomach acid would kill them). The bowl trick works... I would have 1 to over a dozen the first few nights, then eventually, nothing. I actually think that many fleas jumped off the dog to go to the lights but cannot prove that. Combine the approach with other natural treatments and avoid chemically poisoning your pet and yourself.
Wow.....very interesting.....you mean just *regular* ol' nightlights?
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:34 PM
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Great info. everyone! I saw a couple on our Dog and it freaked me out because she's never had fleas, ever! We are still at Randolph and boy have I seen so many critters here! Glad to know that I wasn't the only one seeing fleas, though!
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:21 PM
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good to know about the night lights

we had fleas at one time that were so bad we could see them jumping on us from the carpet--
they came from the yard next door into our yard and then from our dog into the house

we got rid of them once but they came back because of the neighbors--had to tell them to take care of their problem or I would call the city health dept

fleas are one way the Black Death was spread...different kind of fleas but still--gross...
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