Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dawn Dishliquid....It's not Just For Dishes Anymore

The heat of the summer is beginning to boil. Our temperatures the past few days have been hovering around 105* To make matters worse, we haven't had any rain in so long that the ground is cracking and it takes a pick axe just to break it. We desperately need a break in this drought something horrible.

Because of the dry, hot climate the fleas have started to rear their ugly heads & my sweet girls are being targeted. So it was definitely bath time. All I had on hand was oatmeal shampoo which didn't have any flea killer in it. What to do, what to do....

I grabbed my bottle of Dawn liquid dish soap and started their baths. As I lathered my girl up, you could immediately see the fleas beginning to rise to the surface of her fur as if they were looking for a breath of fresh air. Within seconds they were dead.

Once fully lathered I allowed the soap to sit for about 5-8 minutes. If I could find my flea comb this would have been the perfect time to brush through the fur to help aid in finding the hidden fleas. But boy howdy were those nasty pests were dropping dead as quick as you can blink.

Come time to rinse, you could see the dead fleas peppering the bath water. In no way am I saying that using Dawn should replace your regular flea treatment or flea shampoo, nor do I claim that it kills the eggs. But from my personal experience, I am definitely sold on using it.


Marmee's Pantry said...

That is great info!!! Always good to know. Cheap & effective ~ always a great combo. :-) Thanks so much for sharing.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Your most welcome!

Dawn said...

I've read that before in a frugal book I have.
Glad it worked for you!