DON'T BUY this product...it smells so bad....it gave me a sick stomach and I only sprayed a small area ( to do a testing) and it lingered forrrrrrrrrrrrrever! I even tried to put a fan on with windows open. I could not stand being in the same room with it for a full day. The area I tested was the size of a small pet blanket in the room where my toy poddle sleeps. My pet could NOT even get near it that area...so in the washer the piece of cloth went after a full day or 'airing out'. I thought the smell would go away...NOT. So needless to say, I have no idea if it worked on the fleas...it SURE worked on me and my dog to stay away!
I bought this product along with the carpet powder. I used it on couch, chairs and things that arn't easily cleaned or washed. The smell was a big strong at first but I quickly got use to it and it did not give me a headache like some sprays do. I vacuumed all my furniture first and then sprayed them. No real issues. When I sprayed my couch it did leave an oily residue. I let it set in for about an hour and then took a rag and wiped off the little bit that left. And no more oily residue!
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5/ 510 reviews
5/ 510 reviews
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After moving to a new place where the entire neighborhood is flea infested I tried a combination of different shampoos, Advantage, Frontline, boric acid on the one room with carpet and nothing helped. Like I said, this neighborhood is infested. I bought this product, Sentry Natural Defense, and after bathing my dogs I applied it as directed. At first I thought the smell was gross and overpowering. It didn't make me sick or headachy like others might report, it just has a very strong clove smell. But here's the bottom line for me... it WORKED! I was skeptical because it's not a poison that exterminates fleas it just seems to repel them from jumping on to the dog in the first place. As much as I wish all fleas would drop dead, repeling them for now is fine with me, I just don't want my dogs tortured by fleas. I think the only thing that will work in this disgusting neighborhood is to burn it to the ground and rebuild... with a moat of lava around it. If you are unsure about the differing reviews here, just try it for yourself, it's cheap, it has a strong smell of cloves and cinnamon but if it works for you your pet will be much relieved that you were willing to give it a try. Little to lose and lots of relief to gain.
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5/ 510 reviews
4/ 510 reviews
This product works well at killing adult fleas on your pet WHEN APPLIED PER THE LABEL DIRECTIONS. You may need a magnifying glass.
When I made the mistake of letting my indoor cat get out, she got bug bites all over her bodyand went into a near-continuous scratching frenzy.
She sleeps in our bedroom and sometimes on upholstered furniture, and gets anxious and stressed when she's separated from us. I didn't want to use a chemical that had known harmful effects on humans (most of the spot and chemical sprays do), if I could avoid it. This product was my second choice, the first being an internet only item.
When I used it on the short-but-dense fine coat of my cat, a day after bathing her, she didn't mind. An hour later she was purring and grooming herself. Over the next week, she stopped scratching, all her bug bites healed
You need to know:
* This spray won't kill flea eggs. It needs to be reapplied to the coat at intervals so each batch that hatches is killed before it can lay more eggs. Since eggs hatch unpredictably, I suggest 3 day intervals for the first two weeks. That's long enough for all the eggs to hatch.
* It's a contact killer. Killing depends on the volatiles of the essential oils which quickly evaporate. It works best if the coat is dry, mat-free, and shortened or thinned, like after grooming. You need to comb back the fur so you can see down to the skin.
* If the spray doesn't reach down to the skin, fleas will escape. If they're just repelled by the residual odor, it won't kill them and it won't prevent them from finding another host- like you.
* Once applied to your pet, you need to comb and brush out the fur to help the oil get spread through the fur. Brush upward toward the un-sprayed back of the neck and head.
What the bottle doesn't say:
* First thing in the morning before your shower or bath is the best time to apply. Do it OUTDOORS.
* Because the pump bottle atomizes the liquid, the odor is strong immediately after application. I suggest wearing a short sleeve top and clothes you can wash when applying it, remove your clothes afterward, put them in a plastic bag if you can't launder them immediately. The vapors will linger on your hair and skin if you don't wash them off. Take a bath or shower.
* Application is difficult to control. Where, not if, you over-apply it, the fur will become greasy. I suggest that you remove and spray your pets collar and leash before spraying your pet. Remove, wash and lightly spray your dogs bedding at the same time.
* If you delay treating your pet for fleas, you will need to treat every upholdstered/carpeted area where it rests. Once they lay eggs, fleas generally move on to seek other hosts. This product isn't good for that problem; borax crystals, food grade diatomaceous earth, or peroxide and baking soda sprays are pet-safe methods that are.
* If you pet has outside areas that it frequents,other animals that it plays with, those animals and areas may need treatment. Keep grass at 2", remove or trim back overhanging shrubs (fleas can climb and jump down), or avoid them. Fleas can be controlled in your yard using beneficial nematodes, available at gardening centers.
This product was great used in conjuction with the powder, we used this to get under the bed, nightstand, on pet beds etc. Things that are hard to get to or hard to wash. It smells really good, like oranges. I would actually consider buying it on a regular basis because it can be used indoors for all types of bugs and since it is all natural I don't have to worry about spraying it by my child and other pets.
Pros: good for hard to get to areas, smells like oranges
Cons: spraying gets difficult as the bottle get empty
This form asks if I would reccomend this product to a friend, I would not reccomend this product to an ENEMY, it is the worst product I have ever purchased. The smell was so bad that we had to leave our home for a day and a half, all three of us had terrible headaches, and the icing on the cake was the fact that, less than a week later, my flea problem is the same if not worse than it was before I WASTED my money on the product. WARNING-- DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this product to try since I am wanting to go all natural.... Well the smell was so strong that it gave me a headache really quick. Then when my 8 month old pug got a good smell of it...He started running around the apartment like he lost his mind.... It kind of scared me. He then went running to his water bowl and drank some water.... I will not use this product again. I had to open the balcony door, and the bedroom window to air out the apartment. And I still am having a headache from the smell.....
I really liked this product. It is all natural. and it rids the dog of fleas. It does have odor of cloves but I love the smell. It is better than a pesticide smell. My dogs had no reaction to it like a pesticide. I would buy again and again!
Within minutes of using this product I, the human, experienced a serious headache, which stuck with me for two days. The strong odor has permeated my furniture and carpet and is still around - 2 days later. I've been attempting to air out my apartment since using the product. By the following morning my dog became lethargic and had serious diarrhea. The label claims to be Vet tested, but it isn't clear what that means. Also, I'd recommend leaving the treated area for several hours after use (people and pets), despite what the label says. This review is based on my experience only.