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what is best flea control?

asked 2016-04-12 10:08:47 -0500

We discovered some dogs have fleas. is there potential for flee to infest human or harmful to human? also how to tell if there are mice on dogs.

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Lol mice?! I know you meant mites, but thats the funniest typo I've ever seen!

Serina R.'s profile imageSerina R. ( 2016-08-10 07:00:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-04-12 10:54:21 -0500

Yes, Fleas can bite humans as well as pets. Once, you have flea eggs in your house it's a big task to get rid of them to prevent the problem from continuing. There are many solutions and different opinions on how to best treat your own dogs (oral, topical, etc. ) For guest dogs, whether or not the dogs are taking any preventative treatment may be a deciding reason if you want to host. Here's a post where a lot of people commented: https://www.rover.com/community/quest...

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answered 2016-11-01 11:48:34 -0500

The best flea preventative is any of the chewable tablets. Nexguard and Trifexis are two examples. Adam's Flea and Tick spray is VERY effective if you just have a dog for a short trip with fleas. It only lasts about a week, and you have to spray the dog thoroughly.

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Thanks Jessica

Sabrina T.'s profile imageSabrina T. ( 2016-11-17 16:10:46 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-10-29 00:06:43 -0500

I heard Front line and Advantage doesn't work well for dogs in the Bay Area. The Vets give them the pill now. I wipe my dog down with Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda after walks. Weird, but it works

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answered 2017-08-19 03:35:49 -0500

Fleas transmit the bacterium Yersinia pestis from rats to humans and therefore are required for the transmission of bubonic plague, which caused the deaths of as many as 25 million people during the 14th Century. There are some pests who encountered around the home, and fleas cause discomfort and irritation to both pets and people.

For successful flea control, the home, pet and oftentimes, the yard must be treated by a professional flea exterminator. Last month my neighbor too had dealing with flea issues, then immediately they had called up http://www.positivepest.net/new-york-city-flea-exterminator/ (NYC pest control) team, where the experts had performed flea control treatments that had greatly influenced the results.

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answered 2016-05-27 05:09:27 -0500

I ask if the dogs are on flea/tick prevention at the initial conversation(before the meet and greet) and let them know that I do not keep dogs who are not. I had a client flat out lie to me today and brought her two dogs here to stay for a week, told me that she had one flea dipped and that she was flea free. She was not!

I called Rover, then called the lady to come get her dogs. Fleas are a HUGE job to get rid of, plus you contaminate every single dog that comes into your home. Make sure that the problem never starts! If, for whatever reason, it has already become a problem, I would go with a professional because home remedies take forever, if they are ever able to work at all. You will also need to make yourself unavailable as a sitter until it is under control because other dogs will become infected (fleas can be transported on fur even with preventative if they are in an infested home).

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