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Old 07-12-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Rental house with hardwood floors throughout, and no furniture. Walking in for about 5 minutes i will get 10-15 on my legs. Left a water/dish soap trap overnight with a light on it, and got about 50.

I did some reading on homemade remedies and spread a large amount of borax throughout the entire house/cabinets. I'm not sure how effective that will be, though, and i think it mainly only affects the larvae and not the existing fleas.

Considering flea foggers, or chemical sprays i can find online. Are either of these options very effective, is one better than the other... or would it be best to not bother with either and call an exterminator?

The chemical sprays i have briefly researched are Permethrin SFR 36.8% or Cyonara 9.7.

Searching this forum i saw Precor 2000 and Ultracide mentioned, but i havent researched them yet.

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You really need to call in the professionals. Once they get into the walls and cracks between the baseboards and flooring. It is hard to get them out.

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Yrs ago I was told to put a couple of moth balls in the vacuum bag so that any you vacuum up will die.
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I myself would go with a couple of bombs and then look at other options
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I myself would go with a couple of bombs and then look at other options
I agree. While you can't go wrong with a pro, they are going to do essentially the same thing. Bomb it once, bomb it twice, then call a pro if they are still alive.
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Thanks guys. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and methods last night, and i decided to order this stuff:

Precor 2000 Plus

It has fantastic reviews, and i read 3 or 4 reviews that said when they had previously called the exterminators for fleas, they showed up using only this product. It's supposed to kill both the adults and the eggs.

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Had a nasty flea infestation a couple years ago -- called in the pros. Took 3 or 4 treatments soaking all floor surfaces, wood, carpet, everything, with progressively diluted Onslaught. Worked very well and I haven't seen a bug of any variety inside the house since.

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/on...ide-p-376.html
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precor 2000 + worked well for me. Alpine flea worked better.

Steam clean your carpets, use alpine flea as labeled, problem gone.

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