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Pest control
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Dave    Posted 05-18-2003 at 05:45:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have Some stuff stored under our house and the dogs and cats sleep under there too. The fleas are thick down there too. There is a new litter of kittens and they are covered with them. They a few days old, too young to give a bath in flea shampoo. I was at TSC and they have some electronic pest repellants, does anyone know if they work, or are they a waste of $20? Any other suggestions? What about like moth balls, would they drive them away?

Maggie/TX    Posted 05-18-2003 at 20:06:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sevin dust. I made a shaker can for my Sevin dust out of a coffee can with an extra plastic lid. Poke holes in the metal bottom with an ice pick, put the extra plastic lid on over the bottom with the holes, fill the top and put the other lid on. Now all you have to do is remove the cover from the holes side and shake like a salt shaker over the area.

Sevin dust the heck out of areas where animals like to sleep. For adult animals (not the nursing mama cat) you can dust directly on the animal. Leave the mama cat alone and she will move the kittens in about a week. After she moves them, dust where they were. If you have a welcome mat outside your door, dust it with Sevin. If the fleas get into the house, bug bomb the house.

TB    Posted 05-18-2003 at 06:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you use any thing to drive them away I am afraid you will drive them into the house. I would keep all animals out of there for a few days and set off several flea bombs. I don't know if mothballs will work on fleas but will probably work on dogs and cats to keep them out.

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