Friday, May 05, 2023

Prepping for the Seasonal Battle

I’ve successfully battled fleas, ticks, and other canine bugs the same way for over 50 years: pyrethrin shampoos and dips.

A lidded container filled with water and a well-measured couple of shots of pyrethrin stirred inside is quicker than a pyrethrin bath, and also works to repel mosquitoes and flies. Simply dip the dog and then leash it outside to dry off. The same dip can be used for a month or two. Simple, cheap, safe, effective, and time-proven.

Pyrethrins are so safe they are used in human food production houses. Originally made from chrysanethemum flowers. See “pyrethrin dip” on Amazon or buy and and measure at Tractor Supply.

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