Re: Mosquitos and fleas and ticks- oh my?
Anne Schmaltz said:
Parsley Hollow claims this product is also effective for fleas and ticks. Has anyone observed this to be true also?
I don't know. The ag school research I read didn't apply to fleas -- just mosquitos.
When I googled nepetalactone, I found some claims about its use against fleas, but no authoritative studies yet. I saw believable DIY sites that say a homemade flea collar infused with nepetalactone works at repelling the fleas in the collar region but not on the rest of the dog.
This, of course, is applied all over.
So I just don't know. I plan to use this Parsley Hollow stuff on me and the dogs, but not to discontinue Frontline until I read something the extends the proof beyond mosquitos.
Still -- a safe, non-toxic, and *effective* (more effective than DEET by 10 times) mosquito repellent is a biggie.