We have our property sprayed for ticks and have no problems, so far, knock
on wood!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:24 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

Ticks have been horrible this year, I'll do a little research to see if
there are any solutions.

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM, MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On the same sort of subject:  I had a feral contract babesiosis (I think)
> from a tick in December.  It was a budget breaker.  Luckily, Red
recovered.
>  He spent a lot of time at the vets' and a lot more confined but looks
> wonderful.  Ticks are all over the place and I am getting one or two off
of
> me daily.  The ferals can't be treated individually.  Any ideas would be
> appreciated.
>
> On May 31, 2011, at 2:59 PM, Natalie wrote:
>
> I have never heard of it, but what I have just read on several sites,
Sevin
>> powder sounds very dangerous and is definitely poisonous!
>> Diatomaceous earth is not, it's just an irritant when inhaled.  One can
>> also
>> use the food grade diatomaceous earth to control worms in cats by mixing
>> it
>> into the food once in a while.
>>
>> How to Kill Fleas With Sevin
>>
>> Killing flea populations is easy with Sevin Dust. This product works on a
>> variety of insects and is very effective in controlling fleas. The active
>> ingredient in Sevin Dust is carbaryl, an insecticide that kills over one
>> hundred insect species. Sevin Dust can be sprinkled in the yard on your
>> lawn, and also on fruit and vegetable bearing trees and plants as well as
>> shade trees, bushes and ornamental type plants. Some people put Sevin
Dust
>> on window sills to keep fleas from coming inside their homes. Sevin Dust
>> is
>> a highly poisonous product so care must be taken when handling it. It is
>> not
>> recommended that you use Sevin Dust on your pets, even though some people
>> do.
>>
>> Difficulty:EasyInstructions
>> Things You'll Need
>> Sevin Dust
>> Gloves
>> Mask
>> Goggles
>> Shaker bottle
>>
>> 1  Read the instructions and warnings on the product packaging. Sevin
Dust
>> is a poison. While it has been approved for use, you do not want the dust
>> on
>> your skin or in your eyes. More importantly, it is easy to inhale Sevin
>> Dust
>> as the powder is very fine. Wear a mask while working with this product.
>>
>> 2  Decide what areas you want to treat. Because Sevin Dust is so
>> versatile,
>> you can sprinkle it anywhere in your yard. The caution is that Sevin Dust
>> is
>> a wide spectrum insecticide, meaning it kills many different types of
>> insects. While you may not like fleas in your yard, other insects are
>> beneficial. Insects are killed when they ingest it, so put Sevin only in
>> the
>> places where you know the fleas are, and out of places that beneficial
>> insects such as lady bugs inhabit.
>>
>> 3  Sprinkle Sevin Dust on the areas you wish to treat. Put it into your
>> shaker bottle. Now shake the Sevin Dust on the areas you want treated. If
>> you have fleas coming into your home, treat the perimeter of your home by
>> sprinkling Sevin Dust where your home's foundation and ground meet. Place
>> Sevin Dust at the base of any doorways, being careful not to get it
inside
>> the door frame. Lastly, sprinkle Sevin Dust on your lawn.
>>
>> 4  Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap when you are
>> finished. Also discard your mask, or if it is plastic, rinse it off.
>> Change
>> clothes and put your used clothing into the washing machine.
>>
>> Tips & Warnings
>> Use a container that has a shaker on top. The product is very fine, like
>> talcum powder, so a shaker enables you to put Sevin Dust exactly where it
>> is
>> needed.
>>
>> Sevin Dust is a poison. Use with caution and be careful not to inhale the
>> dust. If by accident you ingest Sevin Dust or get it in your eyes,
contact
>> a
>> physician immediately.
>>
>> Read more: How to Kill Fleas With Sevin | eHow.com
>> http://www.ehow.com/how_4449090_kill-fleas-sevin.html#ixzz1Nxgaamtd
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:29 PM
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
>>
>> Rural wisdom is Sevin powder in the cat bedding and around the house.
>> On May 31, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Beth wrote:
>>
>> I need something new. Advantage just isn't working any more. Spent
>>> all day yesterday cleaning & combing cats to get rid of fleas & they
>>> just had Advantage 2 weeks ago!
>>> Frontline used to not kill the fleas, just make them sterile, is
>>> this still the case? I couldn't use it because my one cat scratched
>>> himself raw because the fleas were still crawling.
>>> Beth
>>> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org<http://www.furkids.org/>
>>>
>>> --- On Tue, 5/31/11, Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
>>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
>>> To: feralfriendsonl...@yahoogroups.com
>>> Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>> Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 8:19 AM
>>>
>>>
>>>  Have any of you used Pet Armor? It is supposed to be the exact same
>>>  thing as Frontline Plus - Fipronil and S Methoprene - The Pet Armor
>>>  site claims it is a generic for Frontline, and it is much cheaper.
>>>  I'm seeing it advertised in all sorts of places now, so if any of
>>> you
>>>  have used it and find that it works and is not harmful, please
>>> let me
>>>  know.
>>>
>>>  Lorrie
>>>
>>>
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