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megimoo
12-19-2010, 06:59 AM
New Zealand Nurses Wear Flea Collars to Ward off Blood-SXuckers

"They'll have to burn them every few days when they're full !"

A FLEA problem in hospitals in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, is forcing some nurses to wear flea collars to ward off the blood-suckers, The New Zealand Herald reported Sunday.

Staff were wearing flea collars on their ankles after being bitten, said Michael Quensell, of pest eradication company Ecolab.

Health authorities however warned against the collars - which emit toxins - saying they had not been tested on humans.

"I wouldn't recommend that because of some of the chemicals in them. People who put them on dogs and cats need to wash their hands carefully afterwards," Manukau District Health Board chief operating officer Ron Dunham said.

As an alternative, authorities provided information about electronic flea collars which emit noise to ward off the pests, but some nurses were still choosing the "real thing."

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/new-zealand-nurses-wear-flea-collars-to-ward-off-blood-suckers/story-fn3dxix6-1225973482891

AmPat
12-19-2010, 09:51 AM
How about treating the hospital where they are breeding???:confused: Of course the nurses may believe a well coordinated flea collar is proper accessorizing?:D

Kay
12-19-2010, 10:19 AM
Why would they not spray and treat the hospital?
It's not like Auckland is an under developed 3rd world city.

What eats fleas? Monkeys like to pick fleas off each other
and eat them. Maybe they could turn a hord of monkeys
loose in the hospital and let them go around picking the
fleas off the nurses and patients. Yeah that would work.

Rockntractor
12-19-2010, 12:14 PM
Fleas can be easily controlled with infanticides, it can take up to a month to be fully effective.
I'm sure this is what the hospital has done to control them but in the mean time they will be annoying.

megimoo
12-19-2010, 02:01 PM
Why would they not spray and treat the hospital?
It's not like Auckland is an under developed 3rd world city.

What eats fleas? Monkeys like to pick fleas off each other
and eat them. Maybe they could turn a hord of monkeys
loose in the hospital and let them go around picking the
fleas off the nurses and patients. Yeah that would work.
Have you ever noticed in portraits of English nobility those ribbed things that the all wore around their necks ?
Those were flea collars needed to keep their body lice and fleas from their hair !
Those Royal critters were all crawling with body vermin !

AmPat
12-19-2010, 05:24 PM
Fleas can be easily controlled with infanticides, it can take up to a month to be fully effective.
I'm sure this is what the hospital has done to control them but in the mean time they will be annoying.

Rock, are you drinking?:eek:

PoliCon
12-19-2010, 07:17 PM
Fleas can be easily controlled with infanticides, it can take up to a month to be fully effective.
I'm sure this is what the hospital has done to control them but in the mean time they will be annoying.infanticides? You can control flea by killing babies?? :eek: I did not know that!

Rockntractor
12-19-2010, 07:27 PM
infanticides? You can control flea by killing babies?? :eek: I did not know that!

You mix this with the spray and it prevents fleas from developing reproductive capabilities, I have six dogs and have had up to 8 at a time all of them come in the house. I haven't seen a flea in several years.

Rockntractor
12-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Rock, are you drinking?:eek:

This is what they were originally called, it may be different now, I have had a pesticide license for several years, it's time for me to take my test and renew again.

They call them growth regulators now, the most effective I have used is Nylar.

AmPat
12-19-2010, 10:13 PM
You mix this with the spray and it prevents fleas from developing reproductive capabilities, I have six dogs and have had up to 8 at a time all of them come in the house. I haven't seen a flea in several years.

Great, now you are infested with dogs.:(

Rockntractor
12-19-2010, 10:17 PM
Great, now you are infested with dogs.:(
My dogs are some of the nicest people I have ever met, I take two of them to work with me every day.

AmPat
12-19-2010, 10:23 PM
My dogs are some of the nicest people I have ever met, I take two of them to work with me every day.

I take Thunder a couple times a week. He's my best buddy. He's also one of the few who could not, and never does, complain about my breath. ;)