Monday, October 15, 2007

The Great Napkin Dispenser Give-Away

OH! It was Shannon by a nose!

Shannon, please head to my profile page to email me your address. CONGRATS!

Dawn's "Sucker for an ugly napkin dispenser"

Susan's "I want the orange mushroom napkin dispenser"

Gayle's "I want my napkin holder back!"

Shannon's "Bollywood Plea"

Oh, and while we're at it, comment and tell me how to get rid of fleas without using toxic chemicals which will send all of our nervous systems into freak-out mode.


Unknown said...

garlic keeps them away...but I have no idea how to keep them out of the house once you've already got them. Tea tree?

Mama Podkayne said...

Boric Acid powder. Sprinkle it on your carpets and other flea hiding places. 24 hours later vaccum up their exploded bodies. They eat the stuff and it fizzes them into oblivion. Works with roaches too.

For your animals, take them to be groomed while you boric acid the carpets, etc. De-flea them before coming home.

It is why we have zero carpet in our home.

Anonymous said...

We have been giving our dog "Program" which is the flea birth control. Flea bites the dog, and is sterile. It helps break the flea life cycle. You didn't want to use chemicals, but in the summer and early fall we have been using "Frontline" topical. It is supposedly safe and it does seem to disappear in the fur. I don't like the idea of chemicals but I truly can't deal with fleas. We will only be using it through this month and then will just stick with the Program pill until late Spring '08. Also, nemotodes, tiny living worm type things that you buy at home and garden stores you sprinkle on your lawn and keep watered. They naturally eat the fleas. It also helps break the cycle. All os this costs money, but they keep the population in control until it's no longer flea season. Good luck. P.S. I have read that a lot of people use a service called "Feabusters" in the phonebook. It's costly but supposedly is non-toxic and works. We've never tried it, though.

Summer said...

Plug a nightlight into a low plugin. sit a bowl of water in front of night light. For whatever weird reason fleas enjoy skinny dipping at night, but can't swin. It doesn't get rid of lfeaas, but dumping a bowl of drowned fleas in the morning brings some satisfaction.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Shannon has quite the connections out there. Looks like I'm toast.

Anonymous said...

Don't know how to get rid of them, but once you do, start loading up your pet's food with Brewer's Yeast powder (health food store. It keeps the fleas far away.