How To Kill Fleas

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Can You Count On Flea Collars

Can you count on flea collars and do they work?
Flea collars are less expensive than other flea eradication methods but do they work?
That depends on several conditions and the type and brand of flea collar you use. Riding your pet of fleas is a never-ending job but one that has to be kept up with.

Fleas collars can cause more problems than the fleas.  They can irritate the cat’s neck, your cat can be allergic to the chemical use in flea collars, and it’s possible for cats to get tangled in trees and shrubs, all due to their flea collars.  Some flea collars have a quick release and others have elastic built in to the straps.

There are studies that prove the chemicals such as methoprene or pyriproxyfen, and insect development inhibitors (IDIs) such as lufenuron work at killing flea eggs and prevent fleas from reproducing.  These chemicals work on preventing the larvae from turning into adults and most brands say they are nontoxic to pets and people.

The growth inhibitors released by the flea collar are spread through the coat of your pet.  Sometimes you may have to use a spot-on product if your flea infestation is heavy.  The flea collars that contain methoprene are effective for 4 to 6 months and depending on the size of your cat, sometimes up to a year.

Using a flea collar for your cat might not be possible because they will have a reaction to the chemical used.  That reaction may be worse than the fleabites.  In that case, there are natural herbal flea collars that will work.  Back in the olden days, they used the herb pennyroyal and eucalyptus to keep insects away from homes and animals.

A more modern solution is Skin So Soft from Avon.  After bathing your pet, use Skin So Soft on their coat to help keep fleas and other insects away from them.  A natural flea collar is a safe alternative rather than a chemically treaded collar.

Flea collars – do they work?  You will have to try them on your pet to see unless you want to take them to the vet and have an allergy test done.  That can be very expensive.  A better way to see if a flea collar works on your pet is to try it for a couple of days and see if they have a reaction then go from there.  
Using flea collars is one more step to knowing how to kill fleas

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What Do You Consider When Looking For A Pest Exterminator?

What’s a pest?  To you it might be the fleas living in your house or the birds eating your sunflowers.  It could mean those raccoons that eat your dog’s food at night or the cock roaches scurrying around at night. Whatever you’re meaning of pests is you’ll need the right pest exterminator to eliminate that problem.  Not all pest exterminator are made equal.

Exterminators can get rid of any problem you have but you need the right exterminator for the right pest. Some pests can cause a lot of problems and should be eliminated before they cause too much damage, other pest problems are just that, pest problems. Choosing the right pest exterminator is easy if you know what to look for in a professional pest exterminator.

Whether it’s  mice, fleas, spiders, rats, bed bugs,  roaches or other outside invaders, a pest exterminator can eliminate the problem.  The most important thing an exterminator will do is examine the pest problem and decide what the pest is and the best way to get rid of it. If they just come out and start spraying or try to wrap you around a yearly contract they probable don’t know what they are doing.  Always be sure to research or get a friend to recommend a pest exterminator.

Most exterminator services will take care of insects, bugs, mice, fleas and many more but if they don’t normally exterminate, say scorpions, then you want to research until you find a company that specializes in them before hiring them for your pest problem. Choose the right pest company for the right pest.

Make sure the exterminator service dose a thorough inspection of your home and tell you (in writing) what the problem is and how they will fix it Also what chemical or treatment they’ll use and how often it’s needed to control your pest problem.  Since most pest problems take more then one visit by the exterminator company, be wary of promises that your problem can be fixed with one treatment. If they don’t know what they’re doing and you should continue to look for a good pest exterminator.

If you choose a yearly service make sure the treatment takes care of interior and exterior.  Pests come from outside to the inside of your house looking for food, water or shelter. Their service should include treatment of soil, turf, or mulch areas outside the house. They should also include door thresholds, windows casing and under eaves as well as any entry points.

Pest exterminators should offer treatments around crack and crevices in the kitchen, bathrooms, and utility rooms.  They should include treatment under and around appliances as well.  Your garage and carport should be included in the service contract.  Don’t forget the attic, crawl spaces and drains where pests can easily get in.

Using the right pest exterminator for the right pest will effectively rid you of your pest problems.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Google Adsense Policy

Adsense in March of 2009. The new changes effect how Google collects information on your surfing habits using third party advertising vendors who leave cookies on your browsers - notably the Doubleclick DART Cookie.

The basic changes to Adsense revolve around the addition of Interest Based Advertising as opposed to the previous Placement Targeted Advertising. You can visit Google for a description of what Interest Based Advertising entails here.

Your updated Privacy Policy should inform your users about the use of third party cookies on your sites and provide them with information regarding their opt out options should they wish to not have cookies placed on their browsers. See Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising

As an Adsense publisher you also have the option not to use Internet Based Advertising and may Opt out by following the instructions posted in Google Adsense Help. I do not recommend that you opt out but the choice is yours. These changes should help increase your CTR and CPC in the long run as you will become less susceptable to being smart priced. (ie. Conversions should increase as users are presented more advertisements based on their interests)