Flea & Parasite Rid-Diatomaceous Earth


Flea and Parasite Rid is the ultimate natural weapon against fleas and other internal and external parasites. It kills fleas on pets, in the home, and in your yard. This non-toxic, natural compound has been used to kill insects for centuries. It is widely used for pest control in agriculture and gardening, and it's even used in livestock feed and in the storage of grain used for human consumption, since it's harmless when ingested.

There's nothing quite like a flea infestation to strain the harmony of your household. We hate to see our cats and dogs suffering with fleas, but we know that the harsh, and often toxic chemical products offering a quick fix can come at a high price for everyone in the family, pets, people, and the environment as well. (For more information on the dangers of chemical flea and tick products, see our Articles tab).

With Flea and Parasite Rid you can take control of your household and bring back the peace, all using a natural approach that keeps everybody healthy and protects the planet.

Flea and Parasite Rid is Diatomaceous (die-uh-toe-may-shus) Earth. It isn't dirt or earth, not even colored like it. It consists of the broken up shells of tiny critters, called diatoms, that lived long ago and died.

"DE", as diatomaceous earth is abbreviated, has the neat quality of killing insects (insectaside, as some say). It's perfect for natural insect control. It is 100% ecologically safe to the environment and non-poisonous to man and beast. In fact, if you've eaten anything made with flour (like Bisquick), you've eaten DE. It's used in commercial grain storage as a means of natural, poison-free, insect control. So, how does it control insects, or kill insects.

Flea and Parasite Rid works by slicing open the exoskeleton (outer, hard covering) of insects, causing them to "bleed" to death. (Actually, their insides leak out, they dehydrate and die.)

Flea and Parasite Rid also eliminates internal parasites. Yes, we all have them. They are microscopic, for the most part, so don't worry about trying to see them, but they are very dangerous and can cause issues like skin irriation, aggitation, poor coat and declining health.

This mechanical, rather than chemical killing action protects your pets and the environment because it doesn't create chemically resistant "super fleas," which become increasingly harder to eradicate. It also protects your human and animal family members, as it won't pollute your home or our water supply with chemical residues that can linger in our bodies and the environment for years, causing damage to our health, and the health of our planet.

Daily recommended Flea and Parasite Rid dosages:

Kittens - 1/2 teaspoon
Cats - 1 teaspoon
Puppies - 1/2 to 1 tsp.
Dogs under 35 lbs. - 1 teaspoon
Dogs over 35 lbs. - 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. - 2 tablespoons
Horses - 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
*Humans - 1 heaping tablespoon daily

To be most effective, Flea and Parasite Rid must be fed long enough to catch all newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested by many, 90 days is advised.

On Your Pet:

Sprinkle a small amount of Flea and Parasite Rid along your pet's spine and rub it into their fur against the direction of hair growth. Get the powder close to the skin, but do not rub it into the skin. Apply to all other areas of the body, especially the belly, legs, and feet. The powder must come into contact with the fleas to be effective, so working it through the fur thoroughly is important. Because this is a fine dust, you will not want to breathe it in.

Note, external application can take up to 72 hours to dehydrate external parasites.

For mild to moderate infestations, re-apply every 3-10 days In case of severe infestations, apply frequently in the beginning - even daily if needed

As the problem begins to improve, you may decrease the frequency of application. Always reapply after bathing, but wait until the fur is dry. It is recommended that you thoroughly bathe your pet before the first application, especially with moderate to severe infestations. With severe infestations is is also helpful to groom daily with a flea comb in the beginning. If you find fleas with the flea comb, put them in soapy water to drown them.

In Your Home
How to apply to carpeting:
First vacuum the carpet thoroughly and make sure it is dry. If fleas are already present, be sure to discard the vacuum cleaner bag immediately after vacuuming, or else sprinkle and vacuum up approximately 2 tablespoons of Flea and Parasite Rid to kill fleas, larvae and eggs in the bag. Sprinkle a light coating of Flea and Parasite Ridover an area (approximately 2 tablespoons per 10 sq. ft.) and using a broom or carpet rake, work it as deeply into the carpet pile as possible until it does not show. Hold the bottle low and shake gently when applying to minimize the dust created (Because this is a fine dust, you will not want to breathe it in). Use a broom to sweep up excess visible in surrounding non-carpeted areas.

Leave the powder in place for 3 days and then do a light vacuuming to pull out the dead fleas. It is important that powder deep in the pile remains in place for several weeks so that larvae hatching from eggs and new adults coming out of cocoons during this time will be killed as well. If you must vacuum thoroughly within the first 3 weeks after applying, re-apply 3 weeks after the date of first application, and again let the powder sit for 3 days and then vacuum.

One pack of Flea and Parasite Rid treats approximately 5,500 square feet of carpet. In parts of the country with flea problems, repeat the application during flea season every one or two months as needed. Be sure to do one application early, just before the season starts.

How to apply to furniture or bedding:
Sprinkle a light coating and work it into cracks and crevices, then vacuum or sweep away excess visible powder. Be sure to apply under small area rugs, bedding, and furniture, as this is where the eggs and larvae will accumulate.

How to apply to flooring and baseboards:
Sprinkle lightly and work into cracks and crevices with a broom, then sweep up excess visible powder.

How much and how often to use:

Use about 2 T (tablespoons) for every 10 feet of area. You may need to re-apply, depending on the severity of your flea infestation:

If there is still flea activity after two weeks, re-apply 3 weeks from date of original application. If you have vacuumed deeply within in the first 3 weeks of application, re-apply 3 weeks from original application date If you have a moderate to severe infestation (i.e., more than 1-2 fleas seen on the pet, itching or fleas present for more than a week), or live in an area with an extended or multiple flea seasons, plan to re-apply in areas your pet frequents every 3-8 weeks, as adult fleas and pupae in cocoons can remain dormant for extended periods of time - be ready for the second wave!

To apply in your yard or garden:
Sprinkle Flea and Parasite Rid in outdoor areas where your pet spends time. Use approximately one bottle per 2,500 square feet of yard. In areas close to the house try to get it into cracks and crevices. The powder can be mixed water and applied using a sprayer - use approximately two tablespoons per gallon of water. Fleas like shady, sandy, and moist areas, so be sure to remove yard debris, and keep grass mowed short in shady spots. Re-apply every 2-3 weeks in target areas if flea infestation is severe, or if you live in an area with a long flea season.

Other Pests:
Flea and Parasite Rid is also effective against ticks, cockroaches, ants, bedbugs, carpet beetles, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, grasshoppers, millipedes, slugs, and silverfish.

Flea and Parasite Rid is non-toxic and safe for your pet and family members. It will not harm pets if they lick their fur. Ingestion of or skin contact with Flea and Parasite Rid will not harm pets or people. It is safe to allow children, cats, dogs, and other pets to sit, lie, crawl, and play in areas that have been treated after excess visible powder has been swept up or removed. Because Flea and Parasite Rid is a fine powder, you will not want to breathe it in.

The quality of your pet's food is an important determinant in their ability to fight fleas. A poor diet means a weaker immune system and greater attractiveness to fleas. If you are not feeding your pet a high quality, natural food, you might want to consider changing. Any of the brands sold at Fluffy Dog Wellness would qualify as high quality and natural.

In general the difficulty and length of time required to win a battle against a flea infestation depends on the severity of the problem and the environment in which you live. Please keep in mind that fleas can remain in a dormant state for extensive periods of time, and natural flea remedies may need to be re-applied at regular intervals through the flea season to eliminate fleas completely.

If you have any questions please call us at 262-538-2535 or email us at lori@fluffydogwellness.com.

With noticeable results seen in 2-3 days, Flea and Parasite Rid will make your pets and your home flea-free within weeks, with no chemicals, toxins, fumes, oily residues, or unnatural substances of any kind. Flea and Parasite Rid is from Nature offering effective and safe flea control that's economical, too. There's no need to pay a lot for chemical treatments that have too high a cost, in more ways than one. Thousands of pet owners have used this natural approach to flea control with complete success. Choose Flea and Parasite Rid and join the ranks of the many eco-smart and health-conscious pet lovers who are committed to safe, effective, non-chemical approaches to winning the war on fleas.