November 30, 2016 at 1:45 AM #58567
Hi I am having a terrible time attempting to eliminate fleas here at my home. I live in a sandy area off the river and from what i am told we have 2 different types of fleas here…. normal fleas and what i have been told are sand fleas. I have bombed 2x, ripped out all carpeting and rugs, spent $30 on 2 different occasions. We had 4 cats in the house and 2 outside (dont judge me lol) and the 4 inside have never been out. Treat the yard monthly and yet to no avail i have an infestation that is totally out of hand! When we tried flea drops we saw more than we had before the treatment. We wash the cats every other day in Dawn and water, let it sit 10-15 minutes per cat and not even 10 mins after the bath there are big fleas yet still on them like they are all coming back to life or something.. continuing on the cats are all outside now and my house is still infested and everything is totally out of control! I need help.March 18, 2017 at 1:54 PM #63973
We rented a home in Florida from a women who has a toy poodle which apparently had fleas at one time. We do not have pets so when we arrived, we immediately started getting bitten. The owner called in the pest control people who sprayed all of the floors and carpeting, but she has cloth furniture and it’s creeping us out to sit on it. I want to know if we can spray vinegar on the fabric and if that would take care of anything that is alive in there. I had considered sprinkling Borax but am afraid for any skin contact when we sit on it. My husband reacted terribly to the bites because he has allergies and asthma which is why I am looking for a natural remedy. I also purchase a can of Raid for fleas and bed bugs but returned it because I was afraid of the chemical residue. Please advise!March 19, 2017 at 9:10 AM #66427
I’m using vinegar and mint oil (so it doesn’t smell so bad) it’s working quite well. I recommend using it twice a day until all the issues are gone. Also oatmeal baths do wonders! If you can vacuum everyday and put salt around on the fabric it dries out eggs and larvae.