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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:42 PM
Response to Reply #30
31. that is one way
My understanding is that Diatomaceous earth is used in lieu of Boric Acid(to inadvertently borrow the phrase from the Wiki article) by some people, presumably looking for a "natural" or "safe" product to use around pets and other living creatures.

I am willing to credit diatomic as having valid useful properties, mainly based on its use as a commercial grain additive, as I have a hard time believing they would spend money on that scale for something that did not help their bottom line.
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  -Okay, what are using for flea control? HELP! BeHereNow  Oct-17-11 12:43 AM   #0 
  - I use Revolution.  Behind the Aegis   Oct-17-11 01:31 AM   #1 
  - Is that over the counter or prescription?  BeHereNow   Oct-17-11 01:49 AM   #2 
  - It is prescription. You can order it online.  Behind the Aegis   Oct-17-11 01:58 AM   #3 
     - Thank you!  BeHereNow   Oct-17-11 02:03 AM   #4 
        - You're welcome.  Behind the Aegis   Oct-17-11 02:09 AM   #5 
        - Around here the farm stores have vet clinics on some Saturdays.  roody   Oct-17-11 08:11 AM   #6 
        - I have a Jindo too!  beac   Oct-18-11 08:45 PM   #13 
  - I use Revolution based on an animal dermatologist that saw my cat who  RKP5637   Nov-04-11 01:36 PM   #17 
     - That's where I get mine as well RKP  Kookaburra   Nov-05-11 05:22 PM   #18 
        - Yep, I've never had a problem with them either, and yep, their prices are excellent. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-05-11 05:50 PM   #20 
  - This is what I did a few years back  Coyote_Bandit   Oct-17-11 08:31 AM   #7 
  - Okay! Sounds like Revolution is the way to go.  BeHereNow   Oct-17-11 12:05 PM   #8 
  - Having lived in SoCal for thirteen years, I feel your pain  livetohike   Oct-17-11 01:11 PM   #9 
  - We also use Revolution.  Enthusiast   Oct-17-11 04:28 PM   #10 
  - It sounds like you have an all out flea infestation...  Walk away   Oct-17-11 09:19 PM   #11 
  - I use Trifexis on my dog because it also takes care of  Zoigal   Oct-17-11 09:50 PM   #12 
  - Frontline for the pets and bug bomb the house  TorchTheWitch   Oct-18-11 10:56 PM   #14 
  - I have some tips for you to use after you get the infestation under control.  Curmudgeoness   Oct-20-11 05:16 PM   #15 
  - Lot's of good advise but once again, the products that you use must have IGR..  Walk away   Oct-23-11 05:39 PM   #16 
  - Frontline or Revolution for cats will keep them off the beasts  Warpy   Nov-05-11 05:40 PM   #19 
  - Advantage or Frontline. MONTHLY. Year round if pets go outside at all.  kestrel91316   Nov-09-11 07:04 PM   #21 
  - Diatomaceous Earth  Dover   Nov-12-11 12:22 AM   #22 
  - I have heard good things about this substance.  murielm99   Nov-12-11 01:37 AM   #23 
  - It's a nice thought and it might help as a preventitive but if you have a flea infestation....  Walk away   Nov-12-11 06:33 PM   #24 
  - Varies in effectiveness based on climate  quakerboy   Nov-27-11 02:38 AM   #26 
     - If it works at all it stops working after you vacuum it up. Flea eggs...  Walk away   Nov-27-11 09:26 AM   #27 
        - If it works at all, it obviously cannot work if it is not there.  quakerboy   Nov-27-11 02:56 PM   #29 
           - I thought the white powder used to deter roaches was Boric Acid  Walk away   Nov-27-11 04:46 PM   #30 
              - that is one way  quakerboy   Nov-27-11 05:42 PM   #31 
  - Have you tried the product that is advertised on leftwing radio...  tnlefty   Nov-26-11 10:55 PM   #25 
     - Cedar also repels rodents. I don't know about it killing fleas....  Walk away   Nov-27-11 09:29 AM   #28 
        - I did read that one chemical in Cedarcide is dangerous when  tnlefty   Nov-27-11 09:06 PM   #32 
           - I would love to have a cat because I love them and they are great for the meeses...  Walk away   Nov-27-11 10:16 PM   #33 

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