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Using a dehumidifier to kill fleas

No, Dehumidifiers do not kill fleas. The most effective way is to use a topical or oral chew flea product on all pets (excluding reptiles and birds) in the household for a minimum of 3 months. If you ...
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How to deal with persistent fleas on a DLH cat

Some breeds of fleas are more resistant to some treatments than others. It may be a case of needing to switch to a different flea treatment, which is something the vet can advise you on. Fleas on a ...
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What are the pet health concerns with using diatomaceous earth as an insecticide?

Diatomaceous Earth is generally safe. The concerns with DE are that it can cause skin and lung irritation if the animal (or human) experiences prolonged exposure (for example, if you dust your house ...
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Can my rabbit get fleas from a cat or dog?

They absolutely can. There are two types of flea which are generally found on rabbits. The more common is the cat flea, known as Ctenocephalides felides. The other is called the rabbit flea or ...
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Does eating garlic repel fleas?

Not sure about fleas, but it could well repel other humans – which might also be a good thing... In all seriousness, I would consider it unlikely for this to be effective on the basis that cat and dog ...
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Will fleas get back in my home if I wash them down the drain?

In the US, modern plumbing has a trap. A small amount of water stays in the trap to prevent sewer gases from entering the building. If a flea is washed down the drain but doesn't get pushed all of ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

Yes and No. Revolution (Selamectin) controls tick infestations only due to the American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis), a tick commonly found on dogs. There are other common species of ticks that ...
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How can I check whether a room contain fleas?

Fleas are attracted to heat; that is how they sense potential animals to jump on and bite. One way to detect/remove fleas from an empty room, including fleas that haven't yet hatched, is to set up a ...
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How can I be certain my dog's fleas are gone?

If you only used diatomaceous earth (DE) last week you can be certain that you still have fleas in your home and on your pets. As you also used Frontline and Paradyne on the dog and cats, you can be ...
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Should I use nutritional and or brewer's yeast for fleas and ticks on pets?

I searched extensively for a reliable reference on yeast as an effective flea treatment. I found multiple mentions of the treatment. Some mention it 'might' be an effect treatment. All mention ...
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A stray dog has fleas. Any way to help remove them?

You can buy flea drops from the pet store and apply them to the skin behind the neck. See, for example, http://www.wikihow.com/Apply-Advantage-to-Dogs. However, this does not protect the stray dog ...
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Would an indoor cat need flea treatments?

I have had 3-4 indoor cats. Two of them I've had for around 14 years. One of those, is/was a jailbreak artist who has managed to leave the house for her own adventures typically lasting 6-12 hours. ...
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What kinds of fences/toppers would deter cats from yard without harming a toddler?

There's likely very little you can do to prevent a cat from getting into a place it has its mind set on getting into. Cats are agile, athletic, and acrobatic. Making your fence unclimbable won't ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Yes germicidal bleach will kill flea eggs on hard surfaces and in laundry, but the trick with hard surfaces is getting into the nooks and crannies where you can't see. If you have tested a small ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

This post is several years old but I will update it to add that there is now Revolution Plus which includes an additional active ingredient specifically targeting ticks. This might already be common ...
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How to deal with persistent fleas on a DLH cat

It looks to me like you're already off to a pretty good start with the topical Broadline treatment and with fumigating your house. I'm not convinced the "pesticide-free all-in-one flea spray" you're ...
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Fleas in washing machine water exhaust hose and fleas in pipes

Start your machine at the highest available temperature (usually 95 or 65°C). This should reliably kill all fleas and their eggs. I advice against washing with only 40°C, since the water pumped out ...
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How can I get rid of fleas without dangerous chemicals?

Dogs and cats have a wide variety of flea management options available, but most flea treatments for ferrets are off-label. In additional to vacuuming and treating the environment, you can try: Food-...
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What are the pet health concerns with using diatomaceous earth as an insecticide?

We use DE around our kennel all the time. It does a great job of controlling all sorts of bugs including fleas and ticks. When a flea problem arises we dust the dogs with it (being careful to not let ...
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Does snow kill fleas?

Fleas will be far less active once temperatures drop below 5 or 10 °C, but they can be still active and don't really hybernate (ticks as well). However, they won't procreate if temperatures are that ...
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Liquid Dial dish soap for flea-soap(shampoo) usage

Dish soap, bar soap, liquid soap, shampoo (for humans) is a no-no for cat's (or dogs). Cats skin is a significantly different Ph than human skin and using these products can cause irritation, itching, ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Fleas have a reproduction rate of 30 days. If you eradicate 1 generation the eggs may still survive. In order to prevent this you have to repeat the process of getting rid of them at least once after ...
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Using a dehumidifier to kill fleas

I have been fighting these for a month now. I used a dehumidifier for years and turned it off when I found fleas in it. Do NOT use a dehumidifier to get rid of fleas. They do not care and they will ...
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Flea treatment toxicity when mixing flea treatment with shampoo?

I am not an expert, but to calm your fears, I do not believe there will be an issue. I located the EPA hazards notice for the product I did not find a warning there, nor did I find one at several ...
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Skin condition causing red spots and light hair loss

My cat was adopted at four and when we introduced her to a kitten a few months later, she became very stressed. She didn’t have the blood marks but she did have several scabs across her body. All in ...
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My dog and my cats have fleas, and I'm getting bites, is there an infestation?

Fleas are parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by consuming blood or hematophagy, from their hosts. So they can bite. To avoid their biting first of all control their origin. In your case their ...
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Is there any research showing dangers to cats from dried Permethrin?

There appears to be some claims that Permethrin is very toxic to cats. The Wikipedia article for it links to a few sources. A general fact sheet stated: Cats that have been exposed by accident to ...
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Is cedar oil safe to de-flea 2-week-old kittens?

Always assume that essential oils are not safe for cats. There are a few, however, that are. If cedarwood oil is made without phenol, then it is ok. If you cannot find it without phenol, I recommend ...
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Can a cat be a carrier of biting bugs?

Cats are known to carry many biting bugs. Some of these can be very dangerous both to you and to your cats, such as ticks and some of these might just be nuisances, like cat fleas. Cat fleas can be ...
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Splitting doses of Revolution for cats

According to the prescribing information sheet: The recommended minimum dosage is 2.7 mg selamectin per pound (6 mg/kg) of body weight and 0.45 mg sarolaner per pound (1 mg/kg) of body weight. ...
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