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#3188225 - 01/25/19 08:36 AM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
msinc Offline
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Registered: 12/31/05
Posts: 1332
Loc: Maryland
Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
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Some where around the first or second heavy frost wild animals external parasites will die off. This includes fleas, ticks and {I don't know thew scientific name for them, but...} those nasty things we always called "wolves" that live under the skin of rabbits and squirrels. I have also heard them called "warbles" by some folks. I think they are some kind of fly larvae. Once it gets cold out all those kinds of parasites can no longer live on animals. This prompted us to wait until later in the fall to start squirrel hunting.
By the time hides are prime, which is not until around Christmas time here, I am sure it's earlier up in Mn. you shouldn't have to worry about things like fleas on coyotes. Again, even if it's warm enough, the fleas bail out as soon as the animal dies and it's body temperature drops a little. Ticks are different, they drop off too, but not as fast and many will hang on and die right where they were stuck. When you kill a coyote look on his belly...if you see fleas just let him lay there for 5 minutes...they will be gone.



that right there is a whole bunch of terrible info. not much right about any of it. lol


Really??? What part???

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#3188265 - 01/25/19 11:19 AM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: msinc]
Uncle Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 306
Loc: ND
Originally Posted By: msinc
Originally Posted By: Wabbitstalker
I canít tell if that question was rhetorical. But having no experience with fleas and I have no idea what to look for other than hair falling out. I just figured Iíd wake up one morning with an itchy head and bugs crawling all over and a really mad wife.


Some where around the first or second heavy frost wild animals external parasites will die off. This includes fleas, ticks and {I don't know thew scientific name for them, but...} those nasty things we always called "wolves" that live under the skin of rabbits and squirrels. I have also heard them called "warbles" by some folks. I think they are some kind of fly larvae. Once it gets cold out all those kinds of parasites can no longer live on animals. This prompted us to wait until later in the fall to start squirrel hunting.
By the time hides are prime, which is not until around Christmas time here, I am sure it's earlier up in Mn. you shouldn't have to worry about things like fleas on coyotes. Again, even if it's warm enough, the fleas bail out as soon as the animal dies and it's body temperature drops a little. Ticks are different, they drop off too, but not as fast and many will hang on and die right where they were stuck. When you kill a coyote look on his belly...if you see fleas just let him lay there for 5 minutes...they will be gone.

Edit: "Having no experience with fleas..." I am surprised you guys even have them up there on wild animals given the harsh winters. I lived in in the mountains of Pa. for two years and did not see a tick or flea on wild animals or domestic. They might have had them, but I did not see one the entire two years. Also, if you have fleas you wont have to worry about "waking up"...you will never get to sleep.


I donít know what your basing this information on but it sure as [beeep] isnít true around here! Every coyote I shoot gets sprayed with flea killer spray before itís skinned because they all are likely to have fleas. That includes coyotes shot in temps well below zero and late into February. Iíve also seen fleas remain alive on dead coyotes for a couple of days.

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#3188266 - 01/25/19 11:24 AM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: msinc]
Uncle Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 306
Loc: ND
Originally Posted By: msinc

Why aren't you calling out the post that says a two day frozen coyote still has fleas???? Do you, can you, can anyone seriously believe that???? It appears you don't know what a correct answer is.


Iíve seen coyotes dead for days in below freezing temps that still have living fleas on them. The old trappers who run snares in our areas spray every animal they catch (which have often been dead for days) for fleas and it isnít because the trappers like the smell of the spray.

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#3188270 - 01/25/19 11:34 AM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Uncle Jimbo]
K9SNIPER Offline
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Registered: 01/07/15
Posts: 130
Loc: MN
I've seen the same thing Jimbo. Warm em up and the little buggers come to life. If fleas were as fragile as msinc says, fleas would be extinct in cold states like MN and ND...
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#3188339 - 01/25/19 04:17 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: msinc]
SlickerThanSnot Online
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 4875
Loc: stuck in a fence
Originally Posted By: msinc
Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
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Some where around the first or second heavy frost wild animals external parasites will die off. This includes fleas, ticks and {I don't know thew scientific name for them, but...} those nasty things we always called "wolves" that live under the skin of rabbits and squirrels. I have also heard them called "warbles" by some folks. I think they are some kind of fly larvae. Once it gets cold out all those kinds of parasites can no longer live on animals. This prompted us to wait until later in the fall to start squirrel hunting.
By the time hides are prime, which is not until around Christmas time here, I am sure it's earlier up in Mn. you shouldn't have to worry about things like fleas on coyotes. Again, even if it's warm enough, the fleas bail out as soon as the animal dies and it's body temperature drops a little. Ticks are different, they drop off too, but not as fast and many will hang on and die right where they were stuck. When you kill a coyote look on his belly...if you see fleas just let him lay there for 5 minutes...they will be gone.



that right there is a whole bunch of terrible info. not much right about any of it. lol


Really??? What part???


yes, really. and every part.
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#3188601 - 01/26/19 09:36 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
Brad Phillips Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 1002
Loc: Gilbertville, IA
Fleas are tenacious little blood suckers.
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#3189385 - 01/29/19 02:23 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
375 H&H Offline
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Registered: 10/24/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Alaska
I live in Alaska and can pick up a whatever that has fleas, a week after it dies, take it home, put in my deep freezer at minus -10 below zero, pull it out a week later to thaw, and will have flea's coming to life like you wouldn't believe. You cannot freeze a flea to death, in my opinion. So, now when I take them out of the woods, they go in a bag filled with Raid, then home to the -10 below freezer, then let them thaw inside that Raid bag. Look in the corner of the bag, those are all dead fleas, lot's of them. Remember the thing was dead in the woods for a week before I picked it up. They are comatose until they warm up. This is real life experience, I didn't read it somewhere, I do it, everyday. I didn't listen to to others when I first started either, and got a lot of flea bites. Doesn't make sense that they will live through that, but they do. Can't argue with real life results. Now somebody will post something they read off the internet and think they are right because the saw it on their phone. Their is some crazy info. posted above, probably from a phone, not a real trapper that is for sure.

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#3189416 - 01/29/19 04:24 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
Wabbitstalker Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/01/18
Posts: 9
Loc: MN
Thanks everyone for their input. I found this link and they guy has his sources stated. Seems legit and scientific. Cocooned adults can live below freezing up ~155days. Tough little buggars. Spray em dead.

https://fleascience.com/flea-encyclopedi...ggs-go-dormant/

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#3189663 - 01/30/19 03:18 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
IdahoSawtooth Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 248
Loc: Idaho Falls, Idaho
I use the indoor spray it doesn't smell as bad but kills just as good. Seen fleas on stuff thats 3 days dead and frozen solid. Just cause the animal dies doesn't mean the fleas going to leave it for the even colder ground.

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#3189842 - 01/31/19 07:32 AM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
ackleyman Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8169
Loc: Hickville
Late 70's, I had a hunting partner that had a bronco. We just threw the coyotes in the back. Later on, the fleas covered us up. Next trip, I put each in a large garbage bag, and put flea powder in the bag. This pretty much cured our problem. Problem, fleas will pick a person they like, and that was me. Pard did not care much for the flea powder inside the truck as he was smelling it. So, I got a new hunting partner.

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#3190706 - 02/04/19 11:04 AM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
rudymontana Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 983
Loc: Montana,USA
Raid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!END OF STORY.................

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#3190758 - 02/04/19 04:00 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: rudymontana]
SlickerThanSnot Online
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 4875
Loc: stuck in a fence
Originally Posted By: rudymontana
Raid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!END OF STORY.................


same here. kills em fast.
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#3191378 - 02/07/19 09:00 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
Sammo62 Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/25/18
Posts: 67
Loc: AR
In Arkansas where I live, the things survive until it gets cold and stays cold 10 and under for a couple days and the ground gets hard before they die off. I just bathed my Jack Russell this evening and found a couple on him from running around outside. He is white and a flea or tick is always skylined on him. I use Dawn on him, it is said it kills them pretty good?

I washed his bed and his towel he lays on at night too, vacuumed the floors and threw down baking soda on the floor.
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#3192679 - 02/13/19 10:59 PM Re: Flea irradication on Pelts [Re: Wabbitstalker]
TooManyHobbies Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 58
Loc: CT
Yup, throw dead critter (or pelt) in garbage bag, Raid and seal.

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