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Posted: 9/4/2004 12:35:35 PM EST


my furry buddies got fleasfrom somewhere so i gave them the flea treatment.

currently they are at Sleep Away Camp (the kennel) while I clean up the house before the close.

just realized I've got fleas crawling up me. Looks like the house got infested.

What to do now?? (flea bombs?)

ITCHY
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:37:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:38:59 PM EST
Precor is the ONLY thing that will break the life cycle.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:41:49 PM EST
I had a nasty experience in an apartment I briefly lived in with my girlfriend and her dog.

When she and the dog left (I still miss the dog), I found the appartment was INFESTED with them!

So.... I bought TWO gallons of that Real-Kill home spray stuff and sprayed the entire house: carpets, furniture, EVERYTHING.

Then, I picked up twice as many flea bombs as recommended for my apartment size, set them off, and let the vapor linger for twice as long as recommended.

Never saw another flea for the next TWO YEARS.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:02:28 PM EST
I just dumped flea powder over all the carpets when my friend's fleabag dog infested my house. Worked.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:05:33 PM EST
Don't worry if the lice don't get them the crabs will.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:12:50 PM EST
My ex-girlfriend gave me fleas too!

Pissed me off, lol.

John
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:16:33 PM EST
Hardcore chemicals outside like precor. Followed by something like durasban a few weeks later.

For inside there are powders that have a borax base that work well.

Do both inside and the yard at the same time. If you don't the fleas will just relocate temporarily.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:31:16 PM EST
"I know the chunky who left these chunks...NEWMAN!"....
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:35:13 PM EST
go to wal-mart or local petstore and purchase some biospot.. they'll disappear instantly.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:45:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:
"I know the chunky who left these chunks...NEWMAN!"....



Dammitt! You beat me to it!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:54:47 PM EST
Boric acid powder.

Sprinkle it around. kills fleas wonderfully.

Vacuum up when fleas are gone.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:54:55 PM EST
You are in for some fun for the next two weeks to two months....
Fleas have a life cycle of about 2-3 weeks, from egg to egg.

You need to break the cycle.
Killing the fuckers that are alive is the starting point.

In addition to the following I suggest that you sprinkle Borax on the floor.
Borax has a diluted amount of Boric Acid which kills the fleas and flea larvae by cutting their shell and drying them out.

Shampoos and dips
A shampoo, or "flea bath" is a good first attack on fleas for the pet that has large numbers of fleas visible on its body. Cats can be difficult to bathe. It is important to know how to properly use the medicated shampoo to effectively rid your pet of fleas. It is also important to realize that a flea shampoo is not intended for lasting control. Many people are surprised when they see fleas and it was "only a week ago" that the pet had a flea bath. Shampoos are only effective for a day or less. They leave little residual chemical on the animal when properly used.

Flea dips are strong chemical rinses to rid animals not only of fleas, but mites and ticks as well. I do not recommend dips unless absolutely necessary, as in the case of a mite infestation. Dips last approximately 1-2 weeks. That is a lot of chemical residue to leave on an animal! Flea shampoos and dips are effective for adult fleas.

Flea collars
Flea collars work one of two ways - by emitting a toxic (to fleas, anyway) gas, and by being absorbed into the animal's subcutaneous fat layer. The toxic gas is usually only effective in the immediate area of the head and neck. This type of collar is best used in the vacuum cleaner bags to kill any fleas vacuumed up. The collars that absorb into the subcutaneous fat are much more effective. Ask your vet what collars they carry. Collars are not for all pets - particularly cats that roam outside.

Flea collars are effective for adult fleas. Some collars have an IGR, or Insect Growth Regulator, to prevent flea egg and flea larval development as well.

Flea powders and sprays
Flea powders and sprays offer short term (2-3 day) protection from fleas, and with some products, ticks and mites too. Powders and sprays have fallen out of favor recently with the newer spot-on treatments that are available.

Most flea powders and sprays are only effective for adult fleas, some offer additional flea protection by inhibiting flea egg and larval development (contain an IGR).

Spot-on treatments
Common brand names include: Advantagetm, Frontline®, and Bio-Spot® just to name a few. These products are applied between the shoulder blades of the pet, and typically last about one month.
Spot-on treatments are effective for adult fleas. Some include ingredients to inhibit the larva from emerging from the flea egg and some are active against larval development as well. Click on the product names above to learn more about each individual product from the manufacturer's web site.

Oral medications
Flea "pills", such as Program® and Sentinel® work by stopping the larva from emerging from the flea egg. Program® is also available as an injectable medication for cats. Fleas ingest the blood of animals on these medications, and the female fleas then lay eggs that are unable to hatch. They do NOT kill adult fleas. These medications are essential to break the flea life cycle and stop the flea problem when used in conjunction with flea adulticide treatments.

Flea control for your house and yard
Flea control doesn't stop after your pet has been taken care of! Only about 10% of the flea population (mainly the adults) are on your pet. The flea eggs, larvae, pupa, and the few adults that reside in the carpeting, bedding, and living areas make up approximately 90% of the flea population. Neglecting this population of fleas will ensure that the flea problem will continue and worsen over time.

Daily vacuuming - this is very important for picking up adults, eggs, larvae and pupae before they develop. Putting a flea collar in the vacuum bag and emptying the bag frequently are also important; otherwise, the fleas will hatch, develop, and leave the vacuum to re-infest the living quarters. See: Sharing a handy tip from 53CLASSIC.

Wash all bedding, clothing, and removable furniture covers.

Apply insecticide - over the counter fogger or by a professional exterminator, such as Orkin. Follow all instructions very carefully, remove all pets, people, and cover all food in the environment before applying insecticide, and make sure everything is dry and it is safe to return according to package directions. Take special precautions for pets and children - eating or putting items in their mouth, etc.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 2:09:03 PM EST
No carpets and 100+ temps in the home works wonders....

It has been a bad year for bugs, weeds and rodents.

MT
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 2:10:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
pinesol

kills them and they hate it.

mike



+1

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 2:11:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By beernut:
Boric acid powder.

Sprinkle it around. kills fleas wonderfully.

Vacuum up when fleas are gone.



It works on roaches, too !
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:30:31 AM EST
I just had the same problem this week. I had to strip everything off couches, bedding, etc... It took two days of washing everything in warm soapy water followed by two cans of spray from vet's office. I also had to vaccuum house twice and do not forget to throw away bag ASAP. I just bombed the hell out of the basement. In 2 weeks I get to spray again.....
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:31:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
I had a nasty experience in an apartment I briefly lived in with my girlfriend and her dog.

When she and the dog left (I still miss the dog), I found the appartment was INFESTED with them!

So.... I bought TWO gallons of that Real-Kill home spray stuff and sprayed the entire house: carpets, furniture, EVERYTHING.

Then, I picked up twice as many flea bombs as recommended for my apartment size, set them off, and let the vapor linger for twice as long as recommended.

Never saw another flea for the next TWO YEARS.



and now you've got that cool extra ear growing on your back
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:32:06 AM EST
I knew someone who gave the cats fleas once. Really.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:40:29 AM EST
Nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

CW
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 12:59:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
I had a nasty experience in an apartment I briefly lived in with my girlfriend and her dog.

When she and the dog left (I still miss the dog), I found the appartment was INFESTED with them!

So.... I bought TWO gallons of that Real-Kill home spray stuff and sprayed the entire house: carpets, furniture, EVERYTHING.

Then, I picked up twice as many flea bombs as recommended for my apartment size, set them off, and let the vapor linger for twice as long as recommended.

Never saw another flea for the next TWO YEARS.



and now you've got that cool extra ear growing on your back



Is THAT were that came from?

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:18:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 6:19:59 PM EST by livefreeordieNH]
Alrighty I bombed the house this evening. Went to the movies and saw Bourne Supremacy. Not bad. Also sprayed some areas with flea spray and flea powder.

Called the kennel and had them treat the kids for fleas.

Only problem is I'm still picking them off ME. And I had a shower and change of clothes immediately before I set off the bombs and left.

Hmmm. Wonder if I can flea spray *me*? Doubt they make flea collars in m,y size
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