Just interested to see what you guys use for flea topicals... :smile:
I don't mind one bit if you hijack the thread...I'de like to know too!!! :biggrin:I don't like them, I hate the idea of puting poison on their skin, BUT... I also do not live in an area that fleas are a problem, so it's easy for me to say that, as I have flea-free dogs without using anything. Perhaps my mindset would change if I were actually faced with the problem.
That being said: I am curious to see if anyone has used any alternative methods (with success) for fleas. If so, what do they do? Sorry, I don't mean to hijack the thread!!!!!!:redface:
Tiny error there. Permethrin is a type of pyrethroid. It contains mostly permethrin and pyrethrin (the same active ingredient in Adam's). There is also N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide, but by itself, it does squat in terms of pesticidal activity. It works together with permethrin and pyrethrin to make them more effective than they would be other.It includes the permethrin and pyrethroids that make up Absorbine Duraguard and most other spray on type insect sprays that you put directly on the animals.
I wonder why that would work. It's just the shells of itty bitty sea critters. Maybe because they are spiky on a microscopic level?I have seen people on other boards claim great success with Diatomaceous earth (food grade). You sprinkle it on your dogs, carpets, and furniture. I have never used it but many people swear by it. I've been thinking of trying it. Maybe next year.
It depends.This is a little off of the topical section, but still about fleas. My next door neighbor uses Frontline Plus and Program together for his two black labs. Is he (I don't know if this is the correct word) over-medicating them...?