My husband actually sprays a few times in the summer and fall - just to make
sure. He sprays it under the deck where the cat enclosure is on top of the

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[] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

Glad to hear of someone that has used the nematodes.  I just sprayed my 
little creatures out a week and a half ago so I really really hope it 
makes a difference for the fleas.  I don't want to use chemicals if I 
don't have to.  I know the nematodes can only survive in shade and 
supposedly fleas like the shade and don't hang out in the sun either.  
Have you heard that?  But, just in case my fleas are sun lovers I spread
 that diatomaceous earth all over my yard yesterday, except in the shade
 where I had sprayed the nematodes.  Like I said in that other e-mail, 
the DE looks like flour.  So now my whole yard is covered with this 
white powder and it looks like a bakery blew up.  Either that or it 
looks like a cocaine plant exploded.

How often do you guys spray the nematodes?  I heard twice a year would be
good enough.

"I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are
profitable to the human race or doesn't..the pain which it inflicts upon
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further." - Mark

> Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:13:59 -0400
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
> Zodiak flea and tick products were the real killers of cats and dogs a few
> years ago.
> Because I am a rescuer and we are housing so many cats all over the house
> and garage, feral, semi-feral, and friendly cats - there is NO way that I
> could treat each one individually - the cost would be prohibitive.  That's
> why my husband uses the friendly nematodes to spray around the house,
> the cat enclosures - it's worked so far.  Rain does affect it to some
> degree, but we try to space the spraying right after a rain and not just
> before. If I do use any product, it's when a cat is first introduced if it
> happens to be flea-ridden, and before a cat is adopted, it's Frontline -
> which my vet recommends if one must use something.  That's why I am also
> looking for alternatives to frontline, such as the cedar products that I
> sent yesterday to the group.  I've heard from others that they are
> effective.
> Flea collars are absolutely useless; they're poisons directly on a cat's
> neck all the time, many cats develop baldness and irritation, and you can
> still find fleas even under those collars - so what good is it?
> The fewer toxins we can use, the better it is for cats' health, especially
> those that aren't well, why bombard them with more stuff that their immune
> systems can't deal with and need to fight their own illnesses.
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