View Poll Results: What do you use?

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  • Frontline TopSpot/Plus

    12 42.86%
  • Advantage/K9 Advantix

    6 21.43%
  • Flea Pill (Comfortis, Program, Sentinel, Capstar)

    4 14.29%
  • Revolution

    4 14.29%
  • Natural Flea Prevention (Diat. Earth, Garlic, etc.)

    1 3.57%
  • Other (Please specify)

    8 28.57%
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Thread: What method of flea control/prevention do you use?

  1. #16
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    Has anybody tried anything with citrus? I read online about boiling orange peels and then spraying that or dousing it on them... I tried it today because for some reason, the fleas seem to even live here during the winter time, and I didn't have $150+ to go out and buy flea medicines for all 4 so I thought I'd try something natural until I had money...

    Anyway, it seems to be working. I had to dilute the mixture for the cats as they can be sensitive to citrus, but they haven't scratched since I put this on them!
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  2. #17
    If you like Frontline but find it too expensive, check out Sentry's Fiproguard. It has the same main active ingredient as Frontline and it's a LOT less expensive.

  3. #18
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    Nothing. when we first moved here there was fleas though. we got the dogs an cats flea collars an some bathing solution stuff.
    between the flea dip an collars we finally riddled the fleas. took a long time though

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  4. #19
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    In Canada here there is a product at the vets called Profender. It's a gel that is put on the back of the neck. It gets fleas and worms and anything else in that category.
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  5. #20
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    Frontline Plus was what I used for a long time, but it doesn't work here now. So I use Revolution or Advantage. Have to use something because fleas are awful in the southeast .
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    ♥Tallulah[CALICO], Domino [TUXIE]♥
    ♥Peach [RAT], Pepper [RAT], Phoebe [RAT], and PipSqueak [RAT]
    ♥Salvatore [BETTA]♥


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  6. #21
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    This is an old thread, but thought I would add to it anyway.

    Since this is the first full flea and tick season that I have had Wolfy, I was at odds on what to use. When we were in NC for the end part of the season last year - Oct-Nov-Dec - the fleas were vicious and even Advantix II didn't work. When we came back to DE in Jan, I didn't need anything because of the brutally cold winter that we had, but I needed to decide what to use when Spring rolled around. I really wanted to get away from the topicals, and read up on the Seresto collar and decided to try that since it got good positive reviews. So far - so good - no sign of fleas or ticks - and I don't have to remember to apply anything to his skin every month. The collar is good for up to 8 months - just put it on and forget it.
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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  7. #22
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    When I originally replied to this thread I was using Frontline drops. Now I'm using NexGard which is a pill. It works GREAT! It prevents fleas and ticks.
    We had an outbreak of fleas here and this was the only thing that seemed to work. I even got the cats on Comfortis. I think the oral meds work better than topical. At least for me.
    And I need tick protection for when the dogs go out to my moms/brothers houses.
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  8. #23
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    I have 10 cats and have always used Frontline Plus for fleas and ticks. Works beautifully and have never seen a flea or tick . . . 4 of my cats are outdoors and it is the charm although quite expensive when there are 10 to do every month . . . ugh!
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  9. #24
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    So far, the Seresto collar is doing what it is supposed to do. I put it on Wolfy in April, and NO fleas or ticks to be found on him. I like this method so much better than the once per month topicals, and I'm glad I decided to give it a try. This collar will carry him thru December, and I probably won't go with a new one till next Spring again, unless the winter is unusually warmer than normal. I would recommend this method of pest control/prevention, 100%.
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    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  10. #25
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    Advantage. I also use Raid for carpets sometimes, and other times I use a home remedy of soap, cedar essential oil as a carpet spray.
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  11. #26
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    Trifexis, which includes flea control (Trifexis = Interceptor + Comfortis)

    If I need a topical, I use Vectra 3D.

    We are seeing horrible flea resistance with frontline and fipronil-based products, so I strongly recommend considering other orals/topicals when I can.

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  12. #27
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    The 8 month effectiveness of the Seresto collar is pretty darn accurate. This is the 8th month that I have had it on Wolfy, and I noticed him fiercely scratching starting several days ago. Last night I found a flea on him. I was hoping he could get thru the colder months without flea protection, but that's not going to happen. I sent for another collar, and in the meantime while I wait for it to get here, I found that I had one dose of Advantix II left, so I put that on him last night. No scratching today, so far. Now I have to strip the bed and also spray areas that he likes to occupy too.
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    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  13. #28
    Another vote for the Seresto collar. We've used them on Angel, and have yet to find a single critter one her.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  14. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Another vote for the Seresto collar. We've used them on Angel, and have yet to find a single critter one her.
    Don't know where you get your Seresto collars, but I have found that www.chewy.com is the cheapest of ANYWHERE! The delivery is super speedy too - I had my order in 2 days - ships from PA. All their prices on everything are great, especially if you normally buy at the pet supply stores. The collar for Wolfy was $42.99, (as compared to Concord Pet where I sometimes go for his food), where it's $79! My vet is high on her price too. I get his vitamins and any supplements and nylabones and often his food too, from CHEWY.
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    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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