Natural Flea and Tick Control - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
Knighted Member
 
paulag1955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 3,468
Send a message via Skype™ to paulag1955
Natural Flea and Tick Control

Has anyone ever tried anything like this for flea/tick control? According to this website, lavender is effective against ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and biting flies. Like a miracle drug. Heh.

Paula
Shasta - GSD (4/30/10)
Thor - GSD (3/12/12)
RIP Duchess - Shetland Sheepdog (12/25/88 - 2/14/04)
paulag1955 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 09:02 AM
Crowned Member
 
Courtney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,075
I have not used that-but have much success with neem oil. We live in a heavy wooded area and have never had a flea or a tick on ours. After I apply the neem oil I notice that mosquitoes will hover over him-but never land on him. I have never used a chemical product and hope I never have to. I will also check out the link you provided.

http://www.amazon.com/Neem-Oil-Pure-Organic-Un-cut/dp/B002IXDIZG
Courtney is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
Knighted Member
 
paulag1955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 3,468
Send a message via Skype™ to paulag1955
How do you apply it?

Paula
Shasta - GSD (4/30/10)
Thor - GSD (3/12/12)
RIP Duchess - Shetland Sheepdog (12/25/88 - 2/14/04)
paulag1955 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 09:46 AM
Crowned Member
 
Courtney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,075
A little neem oil goes a long way!
I have a water bottle and add about 2 drops of neem to 5 oz warm water and shake (this does not have to be exact) then spray on. You make a small amount to use right away. I also add it to his shampoo when giving baths. I know they sell neem oil already mixed-but have never used it.
Courtney is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 10:01 AM
Crowned Member
 
BowWowMeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 16,659
I have Azmira NEEM shampoo/dip and also a spray. I use that to bathe Rafi in the summer and the spray to keep bugs off of him and off of me!

I also give him Bug Off Garlic powder to keep ticks away.

Ruth & the 4 Legged Rescue Gang

Rafi the malaroo

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Gio & Varda, the krazy kittens
....In my heart:
Cleo Kitty
Chama
Kai
Basu
Massie
BowWowMeow is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 04:07 PM
Master Member
 
Gib Laut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
Posts: 529
I have been making my own holistic bug spray for about 5 years now....it is a concoction of several essential oils, including lavender and has 2% neem oil (a malaria study found that a mix of coconut oil mixed with 2% neem oil was completely effective at repelling mosquitoes), mixed in a spray bottle and applied just as you would commercial sprays, though you will need to re-apply every few hours or so and if they have been swimming.....is very effective....I have never had fleas or ticks, so not sure specifically on that subject, but it works well on mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies and horse flies.

Dexter-male, sable GSD, 2 yr. old rescue

"My impetus is an unfulfillable debt to animals
entrusted to my care before I recognized the extent of our advanced industrial and societal hypocrisy (i.e. the extent of my own ignorance and participation)."

-Euan Fingal

RIP

Kato- 12 yrs, GSD, forever my friend
Kelsey- 15 yrs, GSD, an inspiration
Gib Laut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Natural flea and tick - THAT WORKS MarleyGSD Basic Care 2 10-14-2015 10:25 AM
Natural Flea and Tick repellant for CATS NancyJ Chat Room 8 03-12-2014 10:51 PM
Flea/Tick control - flea bite allergy. Neko General Puppy Stuff 14 05-21-2013 03:22 PM
Cancer and using bug off or any flea/tick control readaboutdogs Health Issues 3 05-11-2013 10:29 AM
Certifect Flea and Tick Control jan631 Health Issues 3 10-19-2011 01:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome