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    Myf, I think for a bad infestation you need more than Sentinel or Advocate you need the topical.

    I also believe areas can go in waves with problems with ticks and fleas especially.

    The ticks are especially bad in our area at the moment but the same time last year we hardly had a problem.

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    Oh forgot to add, I switch between flea treatments, as I find that if you use the same treatment all the time the fleas seem to develop a resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Im kinda annoyed cause Advocate cost me $60 a month(and thats with a discount) and thats has been keeping the dogs clean since i've been with the vets, and its just the last two weeks that they have been attacked.
    Boh, there have been animals living in this house for the last 7 years

    Lady is the worst too, which makes sense cause she spends the most time outside. The hair on her back has become thin and wirey from where she it knawing at herself.
    If there has been any unusual weather patterns that will bring them out. Here at christmas time we got some really hot humid weather and rain and it was after that they came out!
    The pest guys also tell us that fleas become ammune to different flea treatments. We were advised to use Advantage (flea only) this season, previous seasons was frontline.

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    We had an 'explosion' a few years back now and were told that all the thunder from the storms we'd recently had was the culprit.

    Have also moved into a place where the fleas seemed to be congregated in the dirt under where it loked like 4/5 rabbit hutches used to be.
    We had to spray.
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    We have been having trouble this season also, normally we dont have trouble. We found frontline useless at the moment, used to be great. The avantage helped out heaps, however we still get them everynow and then on the pup only. We use the capstar tablets and it clears them up, they can have one a day, so its safe to use whenever you see them. We usually only need to give her one every week or soo if we spot one on her. The vet told us that if we need to use it every 3 weeks instead of 4. The hardest thing is breaking the cycle, and the weather up here in sydney at the moment is perfect for them according to my vet. He also told me there is a new poduct out, sorry cant remember the name so e are going o give that a go, but Pheonix is still too young yet to use it as they need to be I think 16 weeks he said

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    I would think the fleas may have now infested your house Myf as you've been having the dogs inside?

    If that's the case, best option is to have a fumigator come out. Look, in years gone by I've lived on bush properties in Qld and I honestly couldn't have a fumigator doing the entire blinking acreage, so I always used to use salt when I had any major breeding bouts of them in the ground.

    Got lots of salt??? Seriously, I'm not kidding, sprinkle the salt everywhere outside where you feel the main fleas are coming from. Def worth a try, as I swear it always helped me through those bouts.

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    Thanks heaps everyone, I think I'll try everything. Poor Lady has scabs on her back from scratchy so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    we have had a huge flea problem here too...sigh...especially after rain and the humidity

    I have been treating with Advantix every 2 weeks, but still saw fleas...have treated bedding etc etc...I washed them in flea shampoo too.

    So today I got Sentinel Spectrum when I too Sumo to the vet...I have never used it before. It can be used in conjunction with Advantix/Frontline Plus, so I have decided to try this combination.

    I HATE fleas and I am sure my dogs don't like them much either
    And has that been working?
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    They do love to live in the dust under and around houses. Bring on the frost I say - that should knock them about a bit! But under the house they can still be lurking in dusty dry spots.

    Try DA's salt idea. You can get it at BigW or similar - swimming pool salt - for very little. Just don't put it anywhere you want plants to grow!

    Touch wood - I haven't had any this year. And the frost will start in very soon if the nights are anything to go by!

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