Natural dog flea spray also works on lice

@Carmetaf (309)
United States
April 3, 2008 7:04am CST
My niece had a bad case of lice. I went to my sister's house with my de-flea spray (claims to work on fleas, ticks, lice) it's all natural and has a very low % pyrethrin so it works great on the dogs as a daily prevention. VS using dangerous Frontline. So I pumped this stuff on my niece's chair since there were a few visible bugs there, it only took a minute and they were all dead. You CANT use this on people, but you can use it on un-movable furniture and it doesn't stain. (at least in this case) So I thought I'd throw that tip out there for anyone who likes natural flea prevention and etc.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I use frontline on all of my fur babies because it works great on killing and repleling fleas and ticks. I wouldn't use anything else for there's nothing wrong with it and does so much good. Now I have a hint of advice for your niece, put her bed pillow in the dryer on high for 20 minutes and that'll kill all the lice that's in there.
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@Carmetaf (309)
• United States
3 Apr 08
That is a good tip with the dryers. They put everything they could think of in there on the high heat to kill em. The chairs weren't so lucky since they can't be washed/dried so the spray worked good. We don't have fleas up here, but we do have ticks so I use the de-flea as a preventative. I've been lucky with it so far, and it has a good smell. Frontline gave a friend's dog severe reactions so it scared me from it (same breed as I own)
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
3 Apr 08
We have problems with allergies, etc. around here, so when we have a flea problem with our 3 little dogs, I vacuum every day, empty into the outside trash can and wash the dirt bin, then sprinkle the carpets and furniture with table salt. It takes work but very little money, and there are no residual effects. And when my grandkids had headlice, we slathered their heads with mayonaise, let it sit for 30 minutes, then rinsed. We then used the tiny metal lice comb to remove the varmits and the eggs, then shampooed the hair again. I used the chemical shampoo 3 times when they finally got to me... my hair was down past my waist, and the only thing that finally got rid of them was the above method. When it comes to these evil critters, whatever works is a good thing!
@GardenGerty (76008)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Apr 08
Coloring or perming hair also kills lice. I dyed my hair red, and the little critters all turned green. I still had to use a lice comb to remove them.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
5 Apr 08
It took my daughter 2 hours to comb through all my hair... but it was SO soft after! The kids never got them from school, which I thought strange since we had alerts about once a month. But trying to control what came home from daycare was almost overwhelming!
@GardenGerty (76008)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Apr 08
Tell us more about where this product comes from and what it is cslled. I have one for cats, but have not used it much this winter. Another lice treatment is multi step, but it prevents re infestation, and it is to be used on people. Use either olive oil or real mayonnaise. Work it into hair, all the way to the roots. Leave a shower cap on for two hours. Comb through with a nit comb, then shower as usual. Put on conditioner, leave it, use lice nit comb again. Rinse out remaining conditioner. Condition and comb out thoroughly every night for two weeks and the kid will no longer be getting reinfested, and will also have soft, tangle free hair.