Cedar Chips

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  1. Apr 16, 2013 #1

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    Has anyone heard of putting cedar chips in their yard to cut back on fleas? If so, how did your mower handle it?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2013 #2

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    It's the oil that is the active ingredient. Sawdust raked into the lawn wouldn't bother the mower but not good if dogs eat it. And cedar does bother some peoples breathing.
     
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    I'll try some dust. No one has cedar issues in my family, but we do have bug issues!
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 #4

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    Sure wish you'd find a reliable, economic mosquito control measure that works, cause they'll be out in force here real soon.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2013 #5

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    We have lots of shingle mills and people that work in them. I've never herd that it kept fleas away.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2013 #6

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    I'm trying. I've used most everything and nothing works aside from DEET heavy products which I try not to use.

    I'm going to start a thread that charts products and whether they worked.

    Really? Down here it's common knowledge. Perhaps we're wrong?
     
  7. Apr 23, 2013 #7

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    It might be common knowledge here too, just not anything I have herd. Perhaps fleas just aren't that big of a problem here.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2013 #8

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    Well, just maybe the cedar chips are working then...;)
     
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    They may not be. I've been told they don't do well in colder climates.
     
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    We do get hot weather too, the fleas just stay dorment in the colder weather.
    Your picture of paradise is getting a little tattered around the edges!:eek:
     
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    It has it flaws. All in all though I'm quite happy.
     
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    Cedar works well for cat and dog fleas . So does cittroin ella if you burn them candels in the grass it seems to keep the fleas away

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