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    My neighbor has them at her house-her 16yr old dog is allergic to fleas which makes it worse for her. They have tried every flea product but she is still finding fleas on her.
    I live right next door and i have never ever seen a flea on either of my dogs-i check them everynight at brush time-i hate the thought of fleas!
    I did do a little research for my neighbor and some shampoos can lessen the affects of some flea treatments, so maybe try a natural gentle one. Also you can make a rosemary rinse (its a natural flea repellent)-just put some fresh rosemary into some water and let steep on the stove for 10 min let cool, after shampooing pour over dog make sure you cover the whole dog and dont rinse.
    Also as others have suggested, get an exterminator in to do the outside and in.
    Hope this has helped.
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    I use Comfortis tablets for my lot as they are always swimming and water makes the spot-on ones weaker every time they get wet.
    Some breeds like Collies can't use Comfortis because of what is in it, but for the Staffords................. magic!
    Kills any live fleas on the dogs within an hour or so (similar to Capstar) but lasts for a month and breaks the breeding cycle for fleas. Kills any that hop on during that time.

    We had a problem last year with them, first time in years, but after the first time I changed over, no more problem.

    You can buy them online or from Vets only. Online they are around $50 for 6 for up to 27kg. and worth every cent of that. I get mine from Discount Pet Products | Priceless Pets - Cheapest Prices and the best expiry dates in Australia!

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    Just saw this thread and had to add to it.

    Just put garden Lime everywhere on the soil where the dogs favourite spots are. It kills the fleas, and no need to get the yard sprayed with chemicals. You can water it in a little then sprinkle some more. Cheap & effective!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom View Post
    Just saw this thread and had to add to it.

    Just put garden Lime everywhere on the soil where the dogs favourite spots are. It kills the fleas, and no need to get the yard sprayed with chemicals. You can water it in a little then sprinkle some more. Cheap & effective!!!
    Thanks, its just my house is on stilts and her favourite place is under the house in the dust. Im not keen on crawling around on my hands and knees in a cramped smelly environment
    Thanks anyway though.
    It all under control.....for now.
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    I use lime sprinkled on the garden.
    Garlic for flea/worm prophilaxis daily, half clove daily. (still have to treat for heart worm though)
    Back of neck drops - these do not work in QLD, as fleas just laugh it off. But seem to work in Victoria. I now use Capstan tablets, kills all fleas on dog dead, including eggs. But doesnt last longer than the one treatment. I use this as my preference for controlling fleas. Im unkeen to pump chemicals/vaccinations into my dog, that i dont have to.
    A river dunk daily to drown the today's fleas.
    So far, so good.

    2010 is due for lots of fleas in Victoria. So things are only gonna get worse before the winter kills them off again.

    A flea allergy sent my gorgeous rottie from Mr handsome, to ewww, dont touch him, looks like he's got mange in 3 weeks! QLD is a wonderful part of the country for dogs, not.

    Bernie

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    In a house we moved to as a child it was full of fleas. It had to be flea bombed,and even then they were still around. I believe my father had to get someone in to spray outside as they were in the dirt.

    Someone mentioned tea tree oil? My daughter suffered nits in May this year,and since then every morning i brush her hair i spray a solution of tea tree oil and water in her hair,we havent had a nit problem since. Also heard a touch of garlic each day (can be mixed when cooking) stops nits also,this may also work on fleas.

    Wishing you the very best of luck.

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    Eeewww.. i'm scratching myself just reading this, definitely not going to mention this to my partner now that i've finally got him to say yes to a dog. We have virtually no carpet in the house though, all polished concrete so hopefully less places for them to lie dormant. I'm an aromatherapist so definitely going to be using my essential oils to help keep fleas away and good advice about checking the dog each night when brushing. Interested in the garlic in the food, I thought garlic was bad for dogs like onions? Or was that for the humans to eat?

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    a tiny amount of garlic is ok for a dog to have, but lots is bad. And makes for putrid farts.

    Flea infestations like this are fairly rare if you keep your flea treatment up on your dogs and your house is termite treated with a pyrethrum based spray (kills most bugs). Like some of the others mentioned, it's more common if you move into a place that that is a rental and the previous tenants did not deflea their dogs.

    this is a very old thread by the way.

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