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fleas on cats idea......

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ok....dont' laugh at me  this is just a funny idea that probably won't evolve into anything... I flea comb our cats daily to get any little buggers. not a big problem now, i am guessing because humidity is low. but I am sure I miss some. I have this little idea in my head of putting a cat in a bag (with its head sticking silly!!! I know what you were thinking  ) and have something in the bag that kills carbon dioxide or.... "something" long would it take to make fleas croak due to lack of oxygen? or is there something that could sort of "stun" them and make them fall off into the bag with a good rigourous rubbing of said cat. that would be the favorite part for my cats

you know I am bored when I start coming up with ideas like this.....
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I dunno what to make of this idea...but...I'll pay you 20 bucks to make a video of the 1st day you try it! You have to use your most uncooperative cat for the video.  Oops...sorry! I laughed at you. Just a little! Ummm, I'm debating if you should do it on a dry day or not. The static electric generated by "rigorous rubbing of said cat" in said bag may add to the entertainment factor & kill more fleas or may be downright dangerous on many levels! 
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Said cat will then stay away from you when ever you have a bag in your hand LOL

I know rubbing my cats and dog with diluted essential oils such as eucalyptus, clove or peppermint keeps things from jumping on-board in the first place, and stops their scratching.  I especially rub around their ears and have had no more mite problems.  I also focus on the other end - if you know what I mean 

I add a few drops of the oils to powders I put on the floor before vacuuming, and in the lather  on the dog during his baths.  Working this oil + homemade cinnamon castile soap deep to the scalp.

This is all I use, no combing, no poisons and no fleas or ticks.  The animals are used to it, but do not like the smell either - however, we do    Another, yet different, form of animal torture in the name of parasite control.....

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