I just came across your website and have a question for you. I have a flea problem. What I need to know is how can I get rid of my fleas by using some sort of non-toxic means? I have 3 dogs, a cat, a rabbit and I have birds (parrots to be exact) and am unable to use any toxins that pollute the air because the birds are very sensitive and the toxins can be absorbed through their skin and make them very sick or even kill them. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I bathe my dogs every other day and spray my cat with a pyrethrin (spelling?) spray. I vacuum my floors wash the dogs bedding. As I said, any help and advice would be appreciated.
Non toxic flea control is best achieved with the ONCE A YEAR FLEA POWDER and the FLEA TRAPS we have featured in our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE. The granules are arguably the best flea product out there and in my opinion the most effective way to treat. I prefer it over sprays and aerosols and having used it many years, I’ve found it works better and is easier to employ as well. Additionally, neither pose a hazard to your pets – even when walked upon.
As our article explains, the Flea Trap is an excellent tool that when used with the Flea Granules will help you achieve the best results possible. Most homes will require 3-4 traps to get optimal results but it’s well worth the investment. As long as you vacuum the “non rug” areas of the home – specifically the hardwood, tile or cement areas – you should be able to keep these untreated areas clean and free of the debris flea larvae need to prosper. In the carpet, the Flea Granules will provide long term control and after a few weeks following the initial treatment, you should be well on your way of achieving “flea free” status.
One last note; start using the PETCOR on the pets to insure you are breaking the flea cycle that could be happening on them. Pyrethrin based spray by itself isn’t going to break this cycle and as our article explains, this can be a major contributor to the problem.
Lastly, if you suspect there could be a problem outside, treat the yard as explained in our article.