Do you have fleas?

He is the author of "Keep Fleas Off"

Still using all the chemicals you can find to fight fleas? Did you do anything beyond trying to shoot a flea from a dog? You are not alone, it is estimated that there are more than 50 million pets, and yes, most are not only fighting these annoying parasites, they are losing the war. Most people don't realize how devastating the losses are. If only 10 percent of these pets treat flea yards, can you imagine the amount of harmful chemicals entering groundwater? These chemicals reach the sea where they are found in fish and sharks that feed on fish. Clean water is a valuable resource, we cannot afford to destroy it. Think of all the chemicals now put into our water just to be "safe for drinking"; if you want to believe it is.

Gather your pet with a so-called flea shampoo, leaving behind petrochemical debris that may be unsafe for your pet and household. If that is not bad enough, the pet will lick and yes, it will take an oral dose. Go to any store and head for the pet care aisle. If you smell flea products in the store, you can feel their nose full of their inflation. Dealing with chemicals without gas.

You may think flea powder is a better choice. Guess again! After holding your poor animal long enough to spill this incongruous thing into the fur, it will shake it off as much as possible, and who can blame her. That tiny dust will move into everything around, carpet, furniture and maybe even your own hair. It is safe to raise your nose. Maybe this universe is trying to get you to stop this harmful practice. In any case, flea powder is further contained in the pet's fur, paving the way for fleas to continue to travel the skin on the pet, biting it and leaving debris. At the very least, you have spoiled the environment and probably dusted your home. Since we probably did, don't fight it, at least not the first time.

Fleas are another dangerous choice that we all made. The poison is there on the collar to rub against the pet. Will it rub off on something else, such as the toddler's hands, or even yours? Bet! Does your pet sleep in a collar? In your bed? What do you think is going on here? Basically, we just rub the sky knows what chemicals are everywhere when we sleep with a pet wearing a poison necklace. Do you need to stop socializing with your pet? Absolutely not! Pets are a valuable part of our lives. They offer us companionship and teach us a lot.
Just show them more respect and stop using those awful flea necklaces.

Continuing your journey through the parasitic jungle, the veterinary office is likely to be your next stop. Aha! Dip flea. It must work! Well, why not, it contains a killer contact, and because you got it from a vet, you'll assume it's safe. Maybe that will kill the fleas that have appeared on your pet today. Of course, its immersion in this poison means that part of it will be absorbed into the pet's skin. Cats are particularly sensitive, and it is known that minds can kill some. It makes a lot of them sick. If it poisoned or weakened your pet, would you know what to look for? How many hours do you need to monitor your pet? When you pour a flood, where does the poison go? So many questions, so many creepy answers. This should keep you from fleas.

The average pet owner is pretty sure that flea spray for regular pet mitigation will not only fail, but is also a really easy solution. Coating the outside of the hair does not work because fleas will travel below it along the skin where blood cells can be found. Use this method only if you want a toxic cloud to hover above your pet to breathe for you, or it may enter the air ducts and be well distributed throughout your home. Remember that these sprays contain poisons. If we inhale them, our bodies can store them. Many will think that this is just a price to pay, after all this is a flea war! The bigger question here is, "Do you really want your home to become a toxic waste landfill?" The debris buried in your environment will remain there until someone cleans them. And depending on the cleaning method, it could be worse, especially if you use chemicals to clean it. If you are not a chemist, do not assume that it is safe to mix one chemical with another.

Of course, you can always use pet medicines, or flea medicines that your pet must take. That hardly seems fair! Can you tell how much your pet feels from the side effects? At one point or another, we were all taking medicines that we thought were inappropriate. The problem here is communication. The pet cannot tell you that the medicine does not suit him.

So now you are ready for weapons of "tremendous destruction". You go for the big guns. You will start using poison on the back of your neck. That should take care of them, if fleas come first, before small hands. Of course, fluid can be absorbed into the pet's skin by entering its bloodstream and going into all parts of its body. Most hearts and liver do not require poisons. What do you say to yourself, have you absorbed anything? Did you inhale any vapors? Does the product continue to flush? If you can feel it, you may already know that the fumes are there. Keep in mind that many spot treatments contain chemicals known to be neurotoxins. Like most of the population, you have neither read the label nor recognized the names of any neurotoxins. And you probably wouldn't know that neurotoxins can affect the brain. Your pet may develop twitching from neurotoxins. Don't you wonder if the same thing can happen to you? While a pet is dangerous, the person who applies it is not free at home! These things can be rubbed and distributed anywhere in the pet environment, affecting any life form in this environment. It is important to understand that the difference between flea kill poison and higher life form poison poison is simply in the size of the dose. Because our bodies can store and accumulate poisons from the environment, we cannot know what might be ready for us as a result of exposure to these poisons.

Recently, there were more than 28,000 websites related to flea pesticide poisoning on just one search engine. Whatever the reason, the poisoning happened because the products were available and a reasonable logical person considered them safe to use. We are ready to accept whatever we are used to seeing. Harmful flea products are a major part of our lives. Come to any great grocery store, pet supplies store, drugstore, pet food store and yes, even Walmart, and there you will find an flea-fighting arsenal.

By 1990, I was using everything available to control fleas. After many bad experiences, I realized that I was declaring chemical wars on my pets, my home, my yard, the environment and myself. Knowing that this had to stop, if I were to survive, I set out to find a pesticide-free way to prevent fleas from my cats. My first step was to remove everything I had failed in the flea war. So, I had to forget all the flea products I knew about. Living in Florida meant combing fleas every hour if cats went out on a screen porch, but I did, except to wear out a good vacuum cleaner. After years of trial and error, I have developed a simple, inexpensive and safe method that is so effective that cats look "invisible to fleas." Not only am I happy to keep fleas away from my cats, but I also feel good about giving up environmental crime.

There are many websites on the internet where you can find out all the names of the harmful chemicals used in flea products. Anti-pesticide groups provide a wealth of valuable information, as do the NRDC (National Resource Council) and CDC (Center for Disease Control). Even some animal rescue organizations issue warnings against certain products. Personally, I think the terms SUPPORT CHILDREN AND FINDING HANDS AFTER HANDLING should give us the clues we need. Simple and simple, do not use these products, there is something insecure about them. Believe me, the manufacturer does not just add this information to enlarge the label. There must have been a law somewhere that compelled them to make these warnings. Restrictions of this kind do not cover the surface until damage is done, and until much action is taken by environmental groups. The best course of action is exploration. Don't wait for the mainstream (corporate) media to tell you what to use to prevent fleas on your pet. The information they decide you should influence is advertising dollars for the chemical industry.

Visit the NRDC Flea Product Information Websites and some Pesticide Group websites. They can be real eye openers. As you look at their site, I hope it takes you a few minutes to visit the KEEP FLEAS OFF page at:

I suggest downloading flea venom data and using it as an environmental guide. After all, we are not only what we eat, but what we absorb into our skins and what we breathe into our lungs. Once a substance enters your bloodstream, it has access to each of your cells. One of the few powers you still have is the power to control the environment in your home, USE IT!