Flea banishing: is there a chemical-free way?

PARASIT parasit at aol.com
Tue Aug 13 07:20:41 EST 1996


Natural flea management/control  -  Keep pet from being exposed to adult
fleas.  Wash with detergent,  it is a little hard on the dogs coat due to
the removing of oil, but just a simple bath with lots of suds will kill
90% of fleas. ( does it by disrupting their exoskeleton)  Natural
Pyrethrum sprays, dusts etc.  Rotenone was mentioned, be careful around
water as it is very toxic to fish ( infact is an old route to clear out
all fish in a pond)  Nematodes ( available from Biosis and Farnam) work
well to attack the flea larvae.  IGR (Insect growth regulators) are
chemicals that act only on the insect, but if your a real purest, still
chemical.



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