ShooTAG Flea Control without Toxins

Shoo Tags target fleas, ticks or mosquitos to protect your pet against them. They do not work in tackling those not on the animal however–such as the surrounding environment.

One of the nice things about this age of going green is that there are new products coming out that are less topic options than in the past.

Shoo Tags™ is one of these products that made a hit at one of the big pet industry shows.

However, I did not find any scientific studies to support the claims although I did came across some discussions of how they don’t work for some people.

The shelf life of inactivated tags is two years and once on the pet, they are supposed to last up to four months.

Shoo! TAGS™ work by using frequencies embedded in the magnetic strip that are supposed to be similar to the Schumann Wave and not like harmful radio frequencies.

The specific insects targeted by the tags do not like those energetics. (The manufacturers state that Shoo!TAG™ products do not interfere with radio frequencies or radio collars.)

Once on the pet (or human) it takes time for the energy field to extend the pest barrier frequencies into the energy field of the being wearing the tag.

During testing the manufacturers found that activation can take up to 36 hours.

They also found that animals that have weaker energy fields (those who are on or have recently taken steroid drugs, that have recently undergone surgery, or who are older) do not respond well to the product.

One of the misunderstood aspects of this product is that it does not kill the pests but simply slows them down and gets them to leave the pet’s energy field.

The tag frequency can be effected if they rub against other metal tags or become bent, scratched or damaged.

In addition, the company states that there could also be a problem if there are nearby fault lines, cell phone towers and large doses of pesticides.

The company states also that green products typically have around a 75% effective rate and so although ShooTAGS is a nice option is can only be part of an entire flea control program.

Natural Flea Control?

There is a lot of talk about natural flea control these days but people are a bit confused about it.

Natural flea control doesn’t indicate that something is not toxic, only that it is made from natural ingredients.

Pyrethrins for instance, they are derived from a flower. In particular the Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium which is harvested around the world but particularly from Africa.

It is estimated that Kenya produces as much as 70% of the world’s supply of pyrethrins.

But even though the flea control product is made from a natural ingredient, an overdose can result in a toxic reaction in pets.

Adverse reactions include drooling, lethargy, muscle tremors, vomiting, seizures and even death.

One of the reasons it is important to do your research on flea control products and flea medications is because a lot of bad advice is floating around in cyberspace–and even in casual conversations.

There are six different pyrethrins (pyrethrin I & II, cinevin I & II, and jasmolin I & II) but they are not specifically identified on the packaging of the products made from them–only as “pyrethrins.”

Always make sure to follow the directions on the packages of any flea medications you use. Also make sure you use the flea medication made specifically for the type of animal you have.

Dog products should only be used on dogs and cat products should only be used on cats.

Avoid breaking up a larger dose between animals since the wrong dosage could be toxic to you pet.