I am so thankful that I have found this website. My kittens spent the weekend at a pet boarding center and unfortunately one of them came home with a tick. I quickly made my way to Target to purchase drops and fortunately we came across this page. We have used other Hartz products in our home before such as the carpet cleaner, the shampoo, and the furniture spray and we did not notice any changes in our kittens, but from what I see, we seem to be some of the lucky ones. We have never tried the drops before but I will make sure to never use them and I will warn all those that I know. After applying the furniture spray around the house I did notice that it was removing my nail polish and to be honest it was a little alarming. I only sprayed it around the house once but I don’t know if I want my kittens or my family to be sitting in chemicals that are imitating the properties of acetone.
After much research I came across a natural remedy that I wanted to share with you all, and its apple cider vinegar. I saw this online and I told my mother about it and she told me that she swears by it and she has two dogs that are constantly playing outside. You could go about using it in two different ways. First, you can add one cap of the vinegar to your pet’s water bowl every day. The taste will get some getting used to, but it’s supposed to repel fleas because they despise the taste. Another way it can be used is by putting the vinegar in a spray bottle and directly spraying any flea that you come in contact with, the vinegar actually kills them on the spot.
According to my mother she has not bought flea and tick medication for months now and she lives out in Florida where there are fleas year round. This is a cheap and natural remedy and I would much rather apply smelly vinegar on my cats than toxic chemicals. Just thought I should share.