Keeping fleas and ticks out of your home and yard and off your pet
Frugal Flea and Tick Control Methods
Your pet is a member of your family and you hate to see them scratch and suffer with fleas. What can you do to eliminate fleas? And, is there a way to do it without nasty chemicals? To find out we've invited William Slade, general manager of DoMyOwnPestControl.com to join us for The Dollar Stretcher interview.Tick Prevention
"In the last few days, I've found a couple of ticks on our dog. We've dealt with fleas in the past, but I don't know what to do with ticks. Since we have a toddler who loves the dog, I'm concerned about chemicals. Is there anything that we can use that's not too nasty that will eliminate ticks and keep them from coming back?"Controlling and Eliminating Fleas
Whether you have pets or not, you can sometimes find yourself battling fleas in your yard and home. Here are some tips for both preventing and eliminating fleas.
Low Cost Flea Control
A flea infestation can be costly; even if you don't hire an exterminator, you're spending money on flea-and-tick remedies for your pets, house, and yard. This is better than living with fleas, but there are other, less-expensive options.Natural Flea Control
Fleas. Just the mere mention of these annoying bugs has the ability to give pet owners nightmares. These hard bodied, wingless insects feed on blood but can survive for weeks without eating at all when living in carpet, soil, or grass. How do we rid ourselves and our pets of these disease-carrying insects? Here are some natural remedies that do work.Inexpensive Flea Treatments
"I just took my dog in for a spring check up. I nearly fainted when I got the bill for her medicine. Does anyone know of any natural methods to keep fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks from my dog or is medicine the only answer?"Repelling and Eliminating Ticks
If you have pets, espcially dogs, you will typically have to deal with ticks at some point. TDS readers share their tips for repelling and eliminating ticks.Safe Tick Relief
"Is there a non-toxic product that would kill ticks on our property, but at the same time, be safe for our children and all of the wild animals? Every year, we are pulling off ticks. It's terrible. So is there something that we can do?"
Shop the web's most popular pest control store at DoMyOwnPestControl.com.Natural Flea Prevention
"I was wondering if there are any home remedies to get rid of fleas. I live in town and the house next door is about three feet from my house. They had extremely bad fleas and their yard is full of them. Anytime we go outside, if we are in that yard, we bring fleas into my home. I have two indoor cats and a toddler so I do not want to have to spray my house anymore than necessary."Flea Removal Challenge
"We cannot get rid of the fleas. I have tried everything I know. I have bombed the house, dipped the animals and sprayed the yard. I have gotten the drops for the dog that you put on his neck and back and nothing is working. The fleas are driving us crazy. Can anyone help? I can't afford to keep buying all of these flea products with no results."
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