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Old 09-20-2006, 11:55 PM
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I would just treat the animals with Frontline available from your vet and you will not see any more fleas for long time.

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Old 09-21-2006, 02:09 AM
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Thank you for the information, but I do not think the situation warrants poisoning the landscape. I've managed to live here for over 28 years without resorting to herbicides, insecticides (beyond flea collars for the pets) or chemical fertilizers. (See my opening post).

This particular situation was brought on by unusual weather coupled with the ideal conditions I created in my garage for those fleas to flourish. The weather has changed and I have altered the garage. The pyrethrin fog was warranted inside the garage only because of the level of infestation. The label says that it also kills the larvae.

There is no way to eliminate the fleas in the surrounding thousands of acres of wilderness and near-wilderness. If checks on the flea population did not already exist, the planet would be lifeless by now. Since I'm dead certain that I don't know everything, I'm not about to go on a campaign to make fleas extinct, no matter how much I hate the little bloodsuckers.

I will keep that two-week interval you mentioned in mind. It may be that I will have to fog the inside of my garage again, if another outbreak occurs. For now, it appears to be manageable. I've been able to work two long nights in there with a handful of bites the first night and just a couple the second. It's still the unfinished bay that is the problem, so I'll probably soak that thing with soapy water.

If you ever come to visit, you can safely eat any fruits or berries you find here, with nothing on them except whatever washed out of the air with the last rain.


Bombing and cleaning the shop, dogs and you only goes so far because of the eggs.

SERIOUSLY!

After your next round of bombing and cleaning try FrontLine on the dogs...you have to get it from your vet and its about 20.00 for an 85lb dogs treatment amount but it is really easy to use and it is worth every penny you spend.

Your dogs will get near instant relief and within 3 day no more new fleas and the treatments last up to 30 days or longer.

Rambo swears by the stuff!

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Thanks for all the concern about the dogs, but they are NOT suffering from fleas. That problem was dealt with by the time I started this thread. No pets have been allowed back into the garage since this thread began. The problem is confined to the garage, only. All 3 dogs and both cats are peacefully free of fleas. None are allowed in the garage (also, none have ever been allowed in the house).

I average two to three flea bites each time I go into the unfinished, dirt floor bay of my garage. Last night, I sprinkled a big box of "20 Mule Team Borax" around inside the area. The caution on the box says it contains sodium tetraborate decahydrate so my guess is that it sucks the moisture out of the sneaky little bloodsuckers. Bwahaha! Mummifying them feels like justice.
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Grouch.......Go to www.doityourselfpestcontrol.com and in the search box... key in fleas. I will tell you all about them as well as how to treat for them. It will tell what to use and you can even order it from them. I have been out of the Pest Control business for about a year now.....If they have not changed any the recommended treatment is spraying a coarse spray of Suspend with Precore ( growth regulator) mixed in with it. Leave a radio playing 24 hours a day for two weeks after treatment......This is important as the pupae can live for up to 12 months without turning into a adult flea.... the sound vibrations from the radio will make them turn into adult fleas...they will then crawl over the residual and die. You could also dust your dirt floor area with Sevin dust. The frontline is great for your animals...but they will still carry and transport fleas around...the frontline is a insecticide that gets in thier blood stream and it will only kill the fleas that bite the animals. Hope this helps.....Later, HH
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