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Old 01-25-2019, 02:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Soresto - That said, I wear a soresto collar as an anklet when back packing because it works so great. Obviously off label use, but it works. As in cats and dogs, it must be on 24 hours prior to me heading out, or ticks get on the first day.
That is a great idea. Do they have the same 8 month life span if you keep taking it on/off. I'm guessing you store it inside of the metal tin when not in use or do you bag it first? Does it matter if you buy the dog or cat version and do you buy one that will fit your ankle or do you buy the XL?

I may start implementing this as I go hiking weekly and in the spring/summer the ticks suck. I had 4 that were dug into me good this past summer. I already buy Seresto for my dog so I may order an extra one and use it for myself.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My rep usually gets me the largest size, and I do multiple raps around my ankle. Iput them in a zip lock bag and then back in the tin when I'm not using them. I generally use them for a year and then toss them, unless I realize I forgot to take it off prior to jumping into a body of water. I throw them away and start a new one if I do. They are supposed to be uneffected by water, but I've seen a decrease in effectiveness when they get soaked too many times.

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That is a great idea. Do they have the same 8 month life span if you keep taking it on/off. I'm guessing you store it inside of the metal tin when not in use or do you bag it first? Does it matter if you buy the dog or cat version and do you buy one that will fit your ankle or do you buy the XL?

I may start implementing this as I go hiking weekly and in the spring/summer the ticks suck. I had 4 that were dug into me good this past summer. I already buy Seresto for my dog so I may order an extra one and use it for myself.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I’m glad this is still circulating. Just an update from my end...cap star, twice daily flea combing and lots of vacuuming got things under control
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:22 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Please remember that some essential oils are toxic to pets. Iím on board for natural and holistic remedies, but also check for toxic effects prior to using. I saw a case once where a woman was feeding her pets garlic as flea control (old remedy), unfortunately raw garlic is toxic to dogs in relatively low amounts. Be safe with natural and chemical remedies.
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