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adhom 10-24-2012 06:50 PM

Flea Infestation?
 
My husband and i took in a stray cat and she brought in fleas a couple of month later... We've bombed the house and i've tried borax and salt. I vacuum every day and only pick up maybe 5-6 fleas each time. Also when i see them i only see maybe 3-4 max in a day. But what really gets me is that my 17 month old sons legs have bites all over them. Which leads me to believe that there are more than i'm seeing.

A little input would be much appreciated and also the quickest way to get rid of them..
Thanks Much!

chrisn 10-25-2012 03:09 AM

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user1007 10-25-2012 06:11 PM

Search for a recent thread on this topic. Treating the cat for fleas will not only kill those on him/her but to some extent on furniture and in carpeting. You seem diligent about vacuuming but you may have to extraction clean once to control this. Flea collars work to a point but the vet type treatments a couple times a year really make everybody more comfortable.

Can the cat be adapted to be an indoor only/mostly feline? Obviously this will cut down on new infestations.

Does your youngun play in the grass outside? He may be as much a carrier of fleas as the cat! If the situation does not improve when you treat the cat, you may have to have a pest control company spray the lawn grasses and so forth.

I had a girlfriend fleas loved for some reason and we knew it was time to treat all the beasts when they started nibbling at her. As mentioned, with the vet flea treatments it was never again a major problem.

chrisn 10-26-2012 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1037949)
Search for a recent thread on this topic. Treating the cat for fleas will not only kill those on him/her but to some extent on furniture and in carpeting. You seem diligent about vacuuming but you may have to extraction clean once to control this. Flea collars work to a point but the vet type treatments a couple times a year really make everybody more comfortable.

Can the cat be adapted to be an indoor only/mostly feline? Obviously this will cut down on new infestations.

Does your youngun play in the grass outside? He may be as much a carrier of fleas as the cat! If the situation does not improve when you treat the cat, you may have to have a pest control company spray the lawn grasses and so forth.

I had a girlfriend fleas loved for some reason and we knew it was time to treat all the beasts when they started nibbling at her. As mentioned, with the vet flea treatments it was never again a major problem.




I think they must like females, we have always had cats and or dogs, so always had fleas and when they got bad,would go after the wife's legs. The flea stuff put a stop to that.

mnp13 11-12-2012 12:24 PM

diatomaceous earth was our savior this summer.

Do you have a flea collar in your vacuum? Put the DE under beds, couches and furniture. It kills them manually, and the flea stuff (from the vet) will kill them chemically.

I can't spray anything in my home due to migranes, so even though it takes longer, it's a safer method for us.


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