Plants that Repel Fleas

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  When choosing what plants to grow in your yard consider your dog. When Spring arrives so will the bugs and among them fleas. Here is a list of plants you may want to consider if you own dogs and want some natural flea repellent. Each one of the plants listed will help to repel […]

Flea Care Products for Dogs – Chemical or Natural

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  There are a variety of flea products available for treating dogs. For this article, I  am separating them into two categories: Chemical or Natural. Chemical treatments are any treatment that uses a chemical’s toxicity to kill the fleas on your dog. Whereas a natural treatment is any treatment method that doesn’t rely on toxic […]

How to Get Rid of Fleas in Homes and Yards?

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Over 80% of a flea infestation takes place in the environment, while only 20% is on your pets. The flea is a very resilient pest, but there are some things you can do to make your home and yard a less hospitable habitat. If you missed the article on the flea’s life cycle then I recommend […]

Understanding the Flea Life-Cycle

Here you see a magnification of flea eggs in carpet.

Before you can avoid or solve a problem you must fully understand it; this is especially true when dealing with fleas. Fleas are very persistent parasites, capable of spreading disease, and killing. For evidence of just how horrible they are, look up the Bubonic Plague, aka Black Death: A disease spread by fleas carried on […]

Springtime is Flea Time

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  As the temperatures climb so does the number of bugs, and arguably the worst of these invaders are fleas. How do we keep our homes and pets free of these nuances? How can you fight what you can barely see? Fear not: CritterMinute.com has you covered. It’s time to get your pets, house and […]

Identifying a Flea Problem

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  Identifying a flea problem is often difficult, what do fleas and their bites look like? Is your dog scratching? Does your porch have fleas, maybe and maybe not? A scratching dog doesn’t always mean they are flea ridden. Your dog could have skin allergies, dry skin, mites, or a fungal infection. If it’s fleas […]