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Fleas are taking over!!!

OK, so I was using the Lemon thing, but with the heat and humidity, it was molding... so .. here goes...

The fleas were gone, now withing 48 hours they are EVERYWHERE. Now, I know better than to use HARTZ, but I normally use the Adams mist once a week, and am going to pick some up because I haven't used it in a while.. BUT.. what is affordable for in the house, car, etc..

I need.. something that is affordable. I can buy single doses for the frontline or advantix for about 16 bucks each.. but I am just not comfortable with those, and locally, people in schutzhund that use it say it's only lasting about a week... so any ideas? Help?

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Use a combination of frontline plus, always given with a Capstar tab. Also give once a month sentinel pills, they stop the fleas from being able to breed. That combo for three months will stop the problem.
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Not sure if this is what ur looking for, is a trap not spray, but for in the house my aunt successfully used this home made flea trap for catching the critters in her house....you could leave them out.

How to Make a Flea Trap - wikiHow

I don't have a flea problem, but I know I discussed an essential oil spray with my aunt....she made one and it did the job....

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Seriously... flea traps?? How about a flea circus to go along with that? Kill the suckers and stop their breeding cycle, then you'll win. Flea traps... OMG
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My vet stopped carrying Frontline because of the resistance to it in our area of TX. Sounds like you need an attack on several fronts
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My vet stopped carrying Frontline because of the resistance to it in our area of TX. Sounds like you need an attack on several fronts
That's exactly why I offered a three pronged approach.
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Seriously... flea traps?? How about a flea circus to go along with that? Kill the suckers and stop their breeding cycle, then you'll win. Flea traps... OMG
Don't knock it till you try it!....if you have them crawling all over your house, it's a much better solution then gassing everyone and everything! And BTW, it DOES kill them, not makes pets out of them

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Don't knock it till you try it!....if you have them crawling all over your house, it's a much better solution then gassing everyone and everything! And BTW, it DOES kill them, not makes pets out of them
Come on... the dog is one giant flea trap!! Get real. It may convince some of the fleas that find an official trap to be more tempting than the dog, but stopping the cycle and the problem?
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Come on... the dog is one giant flea trap!! Get real. It may convince some of the fleas that find an official trap to be more tempting than the dog, but stopping the cycle and the problem?
Well, see this is a FORUM so everyone gets to post their opinion, not just one person.....you don't like it, don't try it, but don't outright slam people who have had success with STOPPING the cycle! And actually, the dog is a flea attractant, hence the problem; if the dog was a trap they would be dead now wouldn't they.

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Well, see this is a FORUM so everyone gets to post their opinion, not just one person.....you don't like it, don't try it, but don't outright slam people who have had success with STOPPING the cycle! And actually, the dog is a flea attractant, hence the problem; if the dog was a trap they would be dead now wouldn't they.
Yes indeed we all do get to opine. If I was a flea and in a group of fleas, I'd be one of the many that stayed on the dog. The ones that want to hit the opium den flea trap are a different group, into a different scene.
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