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    So, my dogs got fleas, they haven't had fleas in years, and this brought up a question that I need answered. while I was at the pet store I looked at all the flea and tick home sprays, that you can use on your bedding and carpet etc. None of them listed if they were reptile safe at all, and I know fumes can kill reptiles etc. and all my cresties are in my room. So I guess what I'm saying, does anyone know of any brand that is known to be safe around reptiles, fumes and all?
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    Originally posted by Neonprint View Post
    So, my dogs got fleas, they haven't had fleas in years, and this brought up a question that I need answered. while I was at the pet store I looked at all the flea and tick home sprays, that you can use on your bedding and carpet etc. None of them listed if they were reptile safe at all, and I know fumes can kill reptiles etc. and all my cresties are in my room. So I guess what I'm saying, does anyone know of any brand that is known to be safe around reptiles, fumes and all?
    Diatomaceous earth kills insects and is harmless to geckos (http://www.absorbentproductsltd.com/...for-fleas.html), though I think it could irritate their skin or respiratory tract if they inhale the dust or walk through it - so as long as it does not get in the gecko tanks it should be fine. If you dusted the carpet with the earth, that would probably kill the fleas, but you would have to live with a dusty carpet for a few days. For the bedding, I think the washing machine is your best option. You can wash larger items in the huge machines at a laundry salon.

    Washing everything with soap and water might help, but I think the diatomaceous earth is overall less messy. I would just temporarily put the geckos is a small tub (like a food container with air holes) and place them in another room while you apply the powder in your room, and things might get a little dusty.

    Hope this helps.
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      thanks


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      • #4
        Agree on diatomaceous earth, it's the safest method.
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          I'll add my two cents here for anyone, who faced this problem recently.
          Diatomaceous earth is a great insecticide, especially for cockroaches, ants and termites. Can't be sure about fleas though, but can recommend you checking the article on pestcontrolhacks about it. It is said there that you should clean your appartment well, wash your carpets and steam all your pillows and blankets. Sounds obvious, but people mostly ignore these advices. Also don't forget to clean your furniture with lavender or tea tree essential oils, which are great insect repellents due to its smell.
          "Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."

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