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Affordable & effective parasitic control

Going natural for flea, tick, mosquito and mite control is the most affordable and cost-effective protection available for your dog.

Compare the cost of an Easy Defense Tag with its one year life span against the expense of other flea and parasitic control medications, which must be continually reapplied on a regular basis. Not only will it save you money, it also offers these additional benefits:

  • Completely safe for your pet with no possible side effects
  • Repels mosquitoes in addition to fleas and ticks
  • Guaranteed to protect your pet from biting insects e.g. mites.

Important Note - If Your Pet Has Fleas:

The Easy Defense Tag is designed for flea and tick prevention, not eliminating infestations. If your pet is already infested by fleas, this means their environment is also infested, and the flea and tick tag on its own will not be enough to remove the infestation. To eliminate existing flea infestations, we strongly recommend complementing the tag with other natural flea removal products:

The Easy Defense Flea & Tick Tag takes just three weeks to activate, and must be clipped to a flea and tick free dog who is kept flea and tick free for the duration of the activation period until protection clicks in.

The tag offers long-lasting protection for your pooch and you will not only gain a happy healthy dog but gain more for your buck. Just clip it on and forget it!

Oh My Gosh!
Fleas in my furniture, how did that happen?

Flea life cycle |  Flea infestation |  Flea locations in your home
Getting rid of fleas on your dog
Getting rid of fleas in your furniture |  Let's get started |  Summary
Pet death and pet illnesses due to adverse reactions to chemical flea and tick products


Flea life cycle

Whilst fleas love to live and lay their eggs on your pets, carpets, rugs, mats, curtains and drapes, they are equally at home in your furniture such as couches, lounge suites and chairs, sofas and timber foors.

We hang curtains and drapes to keep the sun out in summer and the warm air in during winter. In doing so, we inadvertently provide a perfect haven for fleas and their off-spring to set up home - warmth and accumulated dust, year in and year out.

The accumulation of dust comes from the fact that people tend to only wash their curtains, and have their drapes professionally cleaned during an annual spring clean.

The life cycle of fleas.

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Flea infestation

Once people realise they have a flea infestation in their home their first reaction is to blame their family pet.

However, while it is true, that the fleas in your home have most probably been brought inside by your cat or dog, it is preposterous and far from the truth to blame your pets; or indeed other peoples' pets.

Cats and dogs who go outdoors without proper flea protection are cats and dogs who will eventually end up with cat or dog fleas, period!

Therefore the blame as to who caused the flea infestation lies entirely with the pets' parents. If the cap fits, YOU must wear it!

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Flea locations in your home

Once fleas have made their way indoors courtesy of your pet, they don't stay long on him or her. Recents stats indicate 5% of the flea population in your home will be on your pet; the remaining 95% will be ensconced elsewhere, which of course includes your curtains and drapes.

Fleas love warm dark places to set up home and together with your dog's and your families' warm blood to feed on they are in nirvana in your home!

By their very nature they are tenacious little nasties and getting rid of them is far easier said than done. If you have an infestation you are best to over-do than under-do.

Off course it is a priority to treat your pet, but this must be done in tandem with cleaning and vacuuming your curtains and drapes; together with the remainder of your home and surrounds.

 Shampoo & conditioner have 70% organic ingredients, neem oil & other natural herbs to help repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes & more. Available

To be successful, please take a moment to read our articles on:

Fleas in Beds
Fleas in Carpets
Fleas in Curtains
Fleas in Lawns and Yards
Fleas on Pets
Three Steps to no Fleas

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Getting rid of fleas on your dog

First off bath your dog with a herbal Shampoo and ConditionerThe trick here is to lather up your pet and leave the shampoo on for a minimum of five minutes at least. Any less and you are wasting your time. Five minutes are needed to completely drown all adult fleas and kill all of the off-spring in the flea's life cycle.

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Follow up after his bath with an herbal Spot-on treatment together with attaching a Flea Tag on an herbal Collar.

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Getting rid of fleas in your furniture

Most pet lovers treat their pets like a members of their family and this means pets get to share in most family activities, including sleeping or hanging out on the furniture in the home, e.g. couches, sofas and comfortable lounge chairs!

In the unfortunate event that some fleas slip the net and end up setting up their home in your home, 95% of your infestation will be camping in your your furniture, in fact they will be hiding anywhere that your pet has sat or slept on

Once fleas are ensconced it's a devil of a job to "Stop the Fleas" and indeed get rid of them.

Let's get started

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Step 1

Wash all your furniture and cushion covers, bed linen including every single item you use to make-up your bed and on your bed, in very hot water and detergent.

Wash every bit of your pet's bedding with very hot water and detergent.

Step 2

Dry all furniture covers and bed linen in a clothes dryer and set it at the highest temperature allowed in accordance with care labels' instructions. Above 90 degrees Centigrade is best if permissible.

Dry your pet's bedding in the same method as your own, when dry, dust it with flea powder.

Step 3

Rewash and dry all your furniture and cushion covers and bed linen every 3 or 4 days to kill any newly adult hatched fleas, which may have slipped the net. Continue to do this until you are on top of the flea infestation.

Rewash and dry your pet's bedding every 3 or 4 days as well.

Step 4

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Sprinkle your mattress with an All-in-one Flea Powder and leave on for 24-48 hours before vacuuming off. Remember your vacuum cleaner is you best weapon against fleas.

Step 5

Spray your furniture and mattress with a natural repellant to kill and repel any future fleas. Please take a moment to read our page on Home Flea Remedies and peruse our Stop The Fleas Products page. There you will find a plethora of different "Only Natural" flea control and prevention products. All are safe to use around children and pets and can be ordered online.

Your Vacuum cleaner is your greatest weapon against fleas in your bed, under your bed, on your furniture and in your home in general. Vacuum daily until you are sure you have the problem under control.

It's a good idea to put a Flea Collar inside the vacuum bag and once the bag is full, seal it and dispose of it off your property.

 Natural, diatomaceous earth flea powder that safely eliminates fleas from your pets and home. Completely non-toxic, chemical-free, and odorless. Available from

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Getting rid of fleas in and around your home will take diligence on your part; this could take weeks or even months. Therefore you must take a 4-pronged approach as summarise below, other wise you wont be successful:

  • Treat the fleas on your pets - we suggest bathing your dog followed by affixing an Herbal Collar and a Flea Tag
  • Control the fleas inside and outside your home by using chemical free and safe flea repellants
  • Be systematic and regular in your chosen method of flea repellants
  • Start now!

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Pet death and pet illnesses due to adverse reactions to chemical flea and tick products

The video below is well worth watching. As part of the federal Government's investigation of the safety of chemical pet control products, Chris May speaks to Cindy Tanghetti about the loss of her Golden Retriever; to Jan Jaffe about her dog requiring four blood transfusions; and to Judy Waylen about her dog's hair loss and horrible crusty skin disease - all due to the use of various toxic chemical flea and tick control products

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This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for

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