|Barked: Thu May 16, '13 12:55pm PST |
|Well I don't have a suggestion that is backed by scientific studies, just my own personal experience. I live in the south and fleas and ticks are a HUGE problem. I not only have to treat my dog, but also my lawn. I have a Lab that eats everything, grass, mulch, tree's, we have to watch him closely, so I can't use anything that would be harmful to him. I use DE, but I also use a product by Wondercide, called Evolv...that's for Pets. They also make products for humans and lawns, etc. It contains cedar-wood oil, and smells wonderful. The cedar-wood they use is the Texas Red Cedar, which contains no phenol's. Phenol's have been shown to be harmful to humans and pets. The product first acts as a repellant, but does kill when it comes into contact with insects, like fleas.
Maybe you can find some research on cedar-wood oil that doesn't contain phenol's, and see what you find as far as reliability. Good luck! Let us know what your research turns up.
Don't you just love flea and tick season
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