My cat is an indoor/outdoor cat who has some, but not many fleas. She has never been taken in for grooming or ever had a flea dip. And she has never wore a flea collar. She’s about 3 years old. Once, we put these flea drops on her and she almost died. So we are leary to try anything like that again. Please help, if you can. Thanks.
The only thing that worked in our house (four cats) was a flea dip and Frontline applications after that. I am wary of over the counter (otc) flea treatments. Frontline is vet prescription only. Flea collars and other otc treatments are typically substandard.
If your cat has an allergy or sensitivity to the treatments, your vet may know of alternatives that you can use. Mention the reaction she had to your vet during the exam so she knows a sensitivity is a possibility.
I’ve recently moved out of my parent’s home and into a nice student house which I share with three other people, when I moved out we were just recovering from a major flea infestation throughout our house. I took as many precautions as I could such as spraying my packing before I left but today i have discovered a couple of bites on my arm and a few on my legs. It’s been over two weeks since I moved so I’m assuming they’ve been doing a little breeding in that time. However, if I hadn’t have dealt with fleas before I probably wouldn’t have noticed.
Is there a way I can get control of this situation before it becomes another major flea holiday resort. Any discreet methods would be much appreciated.
Fill a spray bottle 2/3 with water, add a squirt of liquid dish soap, two whole garlic cloves, rest with vinegar. Let set for 24 hours. Spray at will. Sounds like it would smell but, doesn’t. Also, keeps spiders away. Good luck.
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Getting Rid of Fleas
I recently got rid of our 2 cats who were flea-ridden, about 5 weeks ago but we are still having problems with fleas left in the house. I am also 6 months pregnant, so chemicals are out of the question. How can fleas survive without a food source for over a month? I would like this problem resolved before our baby comes. Any advice?
We have vacuumed the whole house twice now, but we have a hepa filter vacuum that is bagless and you just dump it out. Could the fleas be living in the filter and inside the vacuum?
How Do Fleas Survive?
Also, we have NOT noticed any flea bites on ourselves. What are fleas surviving on?
Fleas can hibernate until an appropriate food source is available. the best thing to do is to wash any and all bedding the cats slept on in as hot of water as possible. While those are washing, vacuum all rooms in the house where the cats were at, paying special attention to areas under furniture. After you have finished vacuuming the whole house, remove the bag and dispose of it immediately. You may have to do this more than once. Fleas have a life span of 90 days and you will continue to see some activity as they hatch if they find food. This is the best course of action without using chemicals. Best of luck…
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