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Old 03-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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I am treating an apartment with a heavy flea infestation (2 cats, 2 years). It is so bad I bag everything I wear after I am done.

The product being used is 'enforcer flea spray for homes' with .01% nylar and .25% permethrine.

I thoroughly sprayed the empty apartment once. When I came back to do some work I was again assaulted by fleas, so I sprayed the entire place again.

Why didn't the permethrine kill them off the first time? And how many treatments will I need? I know there are new fleas emerging from coccoons, but are there that many, or should I get a better flea product, maybe precor?

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Have you tried the bug bombs in an aerosol can?

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should I get a better flea product, maybe precor?

IGR= Insect Growth Regulator is key. Also you will need to vacuum, but you will have to wait a little time before doing so. Most brands have residual base, meaning they work longer on the pesky little critters. Precor is a good start.

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Before you waste a lot more money on worthless products availed you as a consumer, call in a pro exterminator who has the real stuff and be done with this. It will be a lot cheaper in the long run.
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The pros know more than I do, but even they can't get the fleas in the coccoon.
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Actually there is stuff that will kill them as they emerge, larvae stage
Their life cycle can be several months (2-20 weeks)...so that is one problem
Summer cycle is faster @ 2 weeks
One site indicates that steam cleaning kills the eggs
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Vacumn & steam..... repeat every 5 days til they are gone... don't mis a crack or hiding place. (info the chem co's don't want you to know...it's big biz)

Chems for adult and larve stage...they at least make you feel proactive
in the battle.

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