First fleas in 3 years using garlic
I have been using Springtime garlic as a flea and tick repellent for 3 years now (I think) successfully, until now.
There was a stray running around and we put him in the back yard until we could find out who owned the dog. It was a super friendly pitty that was covered in fleas. I didn't bring my dogs out at all. Dog was in the back yard for about an hour until we found the owners and returned the dog.
It's 2 weeks later, and for the past couple days, Fama has been itching. Her belly is also red. I got out the flea comb and checked her out, and sure enough, I found a flea. She is very allergic to flea saliva (according to an Army vet) and is showing all the signs of allergic flea bite dermatitis.
Well, I had to get out the big guns. I mowed the back yard short, raked the whole thing and treated with pyrethrum and nematodes, gave all the dogs a capstar, and bathed them all with pyrethrum shampoo.
I didn't find any fleas on the other dogs, and only found 2 more on Fama during the bathing process. I still believe in garlic as a flea prevention supplement. I blame myself for not treating the yard after the dog with fleas was there.
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Fama - T.E.D.D. OEF XI-XII (GSD)(RET)
Marshall - T.E.D.D. OEF XII-XIII (Lab)(SF EDD)
Lucian - Med Alert / Mobility SD (Cane Corso)
Pud - the old man (Pit x Lab)