Pest Prevention with EasyDefense
One of the toughest things I’ve had to deal with as a pet parent is a flea infestation. Once they’ve made it into your house, those pesky, little bugs can be extremely difficult to get rid of. Trust me, I know.
When we were living in California, we had to find a new apartment when our lease ended, but we didn’t have orders to move yet. Shortly after moving, I noticed Kaeto, our first dog, biting at his rear end. I hoped it was just dry skin, but deep down I knew we had a bigger issue. After combing through his fur a bit, I noticed tiny, black specks: flea dirt.
I combed over Mauja and found a flea crawling through her fur.
Kaeto and Mauja were on one of the top flea preventatives – how did they get fleas? Having no experience in the flea area, I foolishly assumed that they would be easy to get rid of. Get the fleas off the dogs and you’re done, right?
They had already made themselves at home in our apartment Thus began the daunting task of getting the fleas out of the apartment and off the dogs. We visited the vet for different medications and grooming materials and looked for a product to kill the fleas in our house. Multiple times per day I would rip apart the house to vacuum every little crevice and examine Kaeto and Mauja, giving them meds if they needed them.
Not only was it an absolute pain, but I really didn’t like flooding them will chemicals. I have nothing against using medication for my dogs, but I prefer a natural solution, if possible. Since our chemical preventative didn’t work, I had even more motivation to try a natural alternative. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find something that was both natural and effective.
I was eager to try the EasyDefense Natural Flea & Tick Control kits from Only Natural Pet. As you know, we are huge fans of their products and use several of them on a daily basis (like their salmon oil). Depending on your needs, you can choose a kit to Protect, Repel, Prevent, or the Ultimate Kit which includes every product for a complete approach.
Ultimate Natural Flea & Tick Control Kit
It’s important to note that we tested this product in Montana and Washington. Depending on the state and the severity of fleas and ticks, the experience may be different. However, I have talked to people in various states who have seen success.
The Ultimate Kit contains 8 products:
- Flea & Tick Tag
- All-in-One Flea Remedy
- Barrier Bites
- Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner
- Herbal Flea & Tick Collar
- Herbal Squeeze-On
- Herbal Oil Blend
- Herbal Spray
By combining the above 8 products, you build a complete approach to natural flea and tick defense. If you are dealing with an existing infestation like we were in California, All-in-One Flea Remedy would have been perfect to eliminate the fleas that were living in our couches and carpet.
While I’m unsure of the flea and tick prevalence in Washington, I have heard from others who live here that there are plenty of fleas around. Thankfully, we have yet to see any on Mauja and Atka!
One thing we do have a frequent problem with is mosquitos. Both Atka and myself get eaten by mosquitos every summer. When we go on walks, I’m always swatting them off of his snout. It makes me so sad when I see mosquito bite bumps on his face 🙁 I’ve tried every chemical and herbal product I could find with no luck – the mosquitos always persist. I’ve been using the Herbal Oil Blend and Herbal Spray before walks and it has helped tremendously in keeping the mosquitos away. I can’t say enough good things about them!
As we learn more about the Washington climate, I’ll be able to decide which products we will need to keep the fluffies pest-free. For now, I can say with absolute certainty that the Herbal Oil Blend and Herbal Spray will be essential for us.
The Only Natural Pet EasyDefense kits are the natural solution to flea and tick prevention. Do your dog a favor and skip the chemicals for a product designed by a holistic veterinarian to keep your dog healthy and pest-free.
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