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Old 07-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #11
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I have heard some positives with using Borax, but others to say it only slows them down.

Sevin Dust should be easy to find in the gardening/lawn section of mist big box stores (Lowes, WalMart, Target, etc.) should be $4-5 per can (unless you find a bigger canister).

Borax, if you want to try that will be in the laundry section.

I'm no fan of nasty chemicals in my home- but seeing my daughters covered w/bites after spending $hundreds- I was ready to try anything. Then we were told the above instructions at a nearby TrueValue hardware store--- and the flea problem was gone. No Ill effects on our dogs or young children.

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:47 AM   #12
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Sevin dust is available in a big bag at Walmart for about 8-10 dollars. I forgot all about that. Sevin dust is also safe to sprinkle on your pets too. I am going to go for this one. I am in Indiana too so I am facing the same temp and environment issues as you......

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Old 07-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #13
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I think the fleas are just going crazy , in my town we had an infestation . Didn't affect me or my home because I don't own furry friends but I know several ppl who had to shave their animals and have them treated by the vet overnight . I live any South Louisiana where we have been having lots and lots of rain . I wonder if the two are connected ?
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I had to move my tanks twice, but after reading about all the flea problems, I'm so glad I took out the carpet and replaced it with laminate!
I have 5 dogs, but use Advantage, crazy expensive, but it is only on during the summer, and not having fleas in the house, priceless!

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