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Old 07-07-2014, 01:21 AM
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Default Natural flea repellant

Does anyone know of a natural flea repellant that I can use around my grown cats and some half grown kittens I'm fostering? I'm going to have to bomb the room before returning the mother and her kittens but I can't afford $45, or more, a month for the drops for them. I'm open to most any suggestions as I wait for a shelter to make room for them.
I just open my mouth to switch feet. It's what my mother called "foot in mouth disease" and I have it perfected.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:04 PM
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I would try Diatomaceous earth along with a flea comb.
Keep a jar of soapy water and dip the flea comb in the water after every stroke and the fleas will collect in the jar.
It's amazing how many fleas you'll get.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:40 PM
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Please take my words with a large grain of salt, cus I usually dont know what I am talking about, but...

My Dear Ol Dad, before he left this shitty ol world, he always taught the new hunter in the group, how to guard himself from fleas and chiggers, before stepping out onto the trail.
A big container of Sulphur (the yellow powder) gets partially dumped into the toe of an old sock, the result is about the size of a golf-ball, and tied with a knot to keep the sulphur inside, kind of. get the picture?

first thing is tuck your pant legs inside your socks. then hold the back end of the sulfur-sock like a handle, and smack the golfball of sulfur up against your ankles very generously, to coat yourself good, from the ankle up about halfway up your calf. Then after you put your boot on, bang another generous coat all over your boots.

And now, that I think about it? is this going to help your cats? I know that cats dont wear socks?...or boots? might help you?
Sulphur might even be poisonous, to a little cat? I told you, not to listen to me.

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Old 07-07-2014, 05:22 PM
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Pennyroyal put on the cats or soaking a collar in it will discourage fleas. You can grow it in your garden in warmer climes. Perhaps if you grow it with catnip, the cats will roll in it of their own accord. No natural remedy will completely get rid of fleas, but pennyroyal helps. I think citronella and garlic are also supposed to work.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:14 AM
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Black walnuts. Set them in bowls or buckets around the house. Fleas can't stand the smell.

Note: It's the hull that repels fleas, and that is also the part that stains. Keep that in mind when deciding what to put them in.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:52 PM
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Dawn dishdetergent, but cats do not like to be bathed. D E, except cats will lick it off. that will not harm them, but if the fleas get on it, it will certainly harm them.

Interesting about pennyroyal. I just read it is called Mentha pulegium after the latin word 'pulex' meaning flea. Flea mint. Okay...
It has been used to deter fleas for thousands of years, so there must be something to it.

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Old 07-09-2014, 11:05 PM
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Here are directions on how to give a cat a bath in the toilet. Glad to pass this along, no need to thank me.
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