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    mugzeezma Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterzmom
    I have had success in thoroughly rubbing a cloth soaked in white vinegar on the skin, every day for at least a week...and then a week longer past the day when I dončt see any anymore. By placing the squirrel on a white cloth, you will see them jump off as you do this. The trick is to keep doing it at least a week AFTER you see any sign of adult ones... to make sure you have also killed the eggs.
    The life cycle is 3-4 weeks however.~;/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugzeezma
    The life cycle is 3-4 weeks however.~;/
    Ture true & true I should've stressed AT LEAST a week (personally I always did 2 but had not thought of it as mandatory - so I stand corrected ) PLUS I always did at least a week afterwards... adds up but yes, the span does sound right.

    I also used bakers yeast granules FOR MY CAT in the past, and that worked BEAUTIFULLY! I mean sprinkling some on her food - old farmer's remedy, I was told it gives their blood a taste that the fleas find yucky but does no harm the cat. My cat was totally INFESTED with them when we returned from vacation at the Myrtle Beach and within less than a month she was totally free of them. After that, each ttime we went on vacation I did the yeast thing, just as a preventive measure and i t always worked for her.

    However, I have no idea if that would be safe, would work, or how we could make it work for squirrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterzmom
    Ture true & true I should've stressed AT LEAST a week (personally I always did 2 but had not thought of it as mandatory - so I stand corrected ) PLUS I always did at least a week afterwards... adds up but yes, the span does sound right.

    I also used bakers yeast granules FOR MY CAT in the past, and that worked BEAUTIFULLY! I mean sprinkling some on her food - old farmer's remedy, I was told it gives their blood a taste that the fleas find yucky but does no harm the cat. My cat was totally INFESTED with them when we returned from vacation at the Myrtle Beach and within less than a month she was totally free of them. After that, each ttime we went on vacation I did the yeast thing, just as a preventive measure and i t always worked for her.

    However, I have no idea if that would be safe, would work, or how we could make it work for squirrels.
    Yeast is added to animal feed all the time
    as far as the fleas...if the animal was just infested and there are no eggs present then you could get rid of the fleas right away.

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    Thank You very much Mugzeezma & Scooterzmom : thankyou

    I Would Try Scooterzmom's White Vinegar on Him...
    But How long i should rub my squirrel by it...i mean if it cures the flea problem,how long should I continue after the cure...
    Whats the actual procedure because fleas are hard to find when my squirrel is dry!!Whenever I bathe him all his fleas & it's little ones come down on his chest & stomach..that's when i pick them up!!
    Should I apply white vinegar on his wet skin or dry skin...I hope that your home remedy works on my squirrel!!

    Thank You very much!!!

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    Hi everyone! I saw a lot of replies to the original thread for flea treatment here, so YAY! I stopped in at my local pet shop (not like a PetSmart or something where they don't always know what they're talking about, but a mom-and-pop, operated by the owner), and there is a girl working there who has raised and released quite a few squirrels. She told me she usually uses Natural Chemistry spray for cats and dogs, and when out of it uses the same brand Reptile Spray for mites... I looked at the active ingredients, and they are the same for both, even in quantity. Has anyone else ever tried this spray? I don't want to put something on my Jabba and have him get sick or die. Active ingredients are as follows: dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate: 2.1%, undecylenic acid: 0.5%, and other ingredients: 97.4%. I had originally gone out looking for kitten Advantage, but I didn't want to spend $65 on a box of 6, and they had no flea powder. Any thoughts on the Natural Chemistry spray? Thanks so much!

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    The problem with chemical treatments for fleas is they cause neurological damage if you use too much and can kill- and the strength you are getting in a cat formula is for a much, much bigger animal, so of course it can poison or brain damage squirrels. It must be diluted by weight and only placed with a dropper between the shoulderblades where they cannot lick as it is poison. For my huge adult boy that is almost 2 pounds I was told to put 0.04mL of Advantage for kittens in 0.96mL water and give only 0.03mL of THAT mix between shoulder blades once every month for three months. When I hear people using a whole undiluted drop of flea meds on a wee baby I wonder about brain damage

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    Most do understand the dosage for a squirrel is very different then that of a cat/dog, thats just common sense.
    Flea sprays are never recommended for obvious reasons.
    Squirrel fleas are different then that of domestic dog/cat and are eaisily eliminated by a damp cloth bath of unscented
    Dawn dish detergent. Let sit 5-10 and rinse, no chemicals necessary.

    Advantage/ Nylar is not a product I would personally use or recommend for use on a squirrel, neither would any veterinarian
    with knowledge of squirrels that I've known or heard of.
    Revolution/ Selamectin has been proven safe for squirrels and is used and recommended by wildlife veterinarians.
    Dosage is
    minuscule, no dilution is necessary.
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