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    well i tried the natural flea and tick spray and it didnt work so im back to the drawing board and frontline. i hate it. i have found if you spray your yard it keeps these things down also. i tried natural yard spray but once again we had ticks so i had to use the poison kind. hm i may try the lemon juice and water. i tried the apple cidar vinagar and water spray one time and it didnt work really for the bad fleas we had here. never put it in their water so dont know bout that. ive heard that putting diatomaceous earth on them will help but have never used it myself yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily122511 View Post
    How much lemon juice and water do you use for the mixture?
    And how often do you apply?
    I also use lemon juice and water but not the bottled, bought in the supermarket lemon juice because it's not the juice of the lemon that repels insects, it's the lemon oil. The juice just makes them smell nice and gives the coat a good conditioning

    Take a lemon and slice it as thin as you can get it. Put the slices into 2 cups of boiling water, cover the pot, turn the stove off and let it sit overnight. The next morning strain out the lemons and pour the water into a spray bottle. Spray her twice a week and before going outside for long periods of time.

    If she is already itchy from flea bites boil some dried rosemary leaves and spray that onto the bites. Rosemary is a natural anti-inflammatory that will stop the itching and scratching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    I also use lemon juice and water but not the bottled, bought in the supermarket lemon juice because it's not the juice of the lemon that repels insects, it's the lemon oil. The juice just makes them smell nice and gives the coat a good conditioning

    Take a lemon and slice it as thin as you can get it. Put the slices into 2 cups of boiling water, cover the pot, turn the stove off and let it sit overnight. The next morning strain out the lemons and pour the water into a spray bottle. Spray her twice a week and before going outside for long periods of time.

    If she is already itchy from flea bites boil some dried rosemary leaves and spray that onto the bites. Rosemary is a natural anti-inflammatory that will stop the itching and scratching.
    Very cool! Thanks! I'm going to try this!

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    I hate using any kind of chemical treatment if I can help it, and usually wait until I see a flea before I start putting stuff on them. I have never heard of lemon juice and water though!!!

    @Twice Do you have the water boiling BEFORE you put in the lemon? Also, do you keep anything that's left over, and if you do does it need to be stored in the fridge??

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    I boil the water before, then soak the lemons in it overnight. I don't know if you're supposed to keep it in the fridge but I do. The bottled stuff has to be refridgerated so I guess the boiled stuff would too.

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    Thanks ... I think I'd keep it in the fridge too. Need to remember to buy a spray bottle next time I'm out!!

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    We don't normally have an issue with fleas. But ticks are suppose to be really bad this year due to the warm winter. When we took Pan for his yearly shots the vet said they have a vaccine for ticks which he recommended because we are so active outdoors.

    So far we've seen one tick, but it wasn't on the dog!

    Whatever you decide keep in mind that ticks love tall grass, so keep your lawn cut, they don't jump but they wait for their victims to come to them, and to check your babies after they've been outside.

    PS I'm loving the lemon juice tip!

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    Just a note that Advantage multi does nothing for ticks. Fleas, hookworm, heartworm preventitive, but nothing for ticks. I found this out AFTER I bought a year's worth, applied it once and still pulled 4 ticks off of Max in 2 weeks. I am looking for something else to use, but also hate doing chemicals. We've gone for extended periods of time untreated and have not ever had fleas.
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    Our vet gave us a sample of Revolution that we used, but I'm not sold yet as we've found one tick on here within a week of applying it. The topical stuff did not work with our Olde English, especially Frontline, so we switched to Comfotis and never had problems. Ellie Mae goes for her 2nd set of shots tomorrow, so I may ask for other recommendations.

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