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Video: Fighting Fleas and Ticks Naturally without Pesticides

Fighting Fleas & Ticks Naturally
with Dr. Jean Hofve

Fighting Fleas and Ticks Naturally without Pesticides

0:03 fleas are pretty tough and I kind of consider them separately from ticks
0:07 with ticks, vigilance is really the thing
0:07 and there are some herbal sprays that you can use
0:11 that are repellents for ticks. With fleas if you're in a flea prone
0:17 area of the country you want to get a head start on them
0:21 their fierce enemies, they’ll get you
0:24 if you see a flea you can bet that there's
0:28 10 more and they've all laid a hundred eggs
0:35 the chemical flea products have a lot of side effects
0:40 they can make your animal pretty ill and every single one of the
0:43 flea and tick products reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency
0:47 had at least some reported incidents of
0:51 illness or death in dogs and cats
0:54 natural products tend to work with your animal’s system
0:57 with the immune system with the skin with the environment in a
1:01 more friendly way so that you're using
1:05 nature's own defenses against parasites
1:08 rather than just pouring chemicals all over your pet
1:16 your best defense is a flea comb, that's the best way to get fleas off
1:20 your animals, just physically take them off with a flea comb
1:21 there are herbal shampoos that will be helpful
1:25 a diet is very important one thing that's really interesting about fleas
1:30 and ticks and other parasites
1:31 is that the healthier animals tend to be less susceptible
1:35 the natural products you're going to have to be more vigilant you're going to
1:38 have to be more committed to
1:38 dealing with the house and the yard and the dog and the cat
1:43 and everybody you have to be paying attention but
1:45 it is certainly possible to get a real good result just as good a result as you
1:49 can get with the chemicals but it is a little more effort
1:54 the thing about the chemical flea and tick preventatives
1:55 they work right now but you're putting poison on your animal
1:59 and you know I just
2:02 if you can possibly avoid it I would sure recommend that

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