April 9, 2018 at 11:28 AM #80865
About 2 weeks ago I started feeling little bites, then I started to see grown fleas in my bed. I washed linen and used a flea bomb. They are still here. Driving me crazy. I have no idea how they got in my bedroom. Please help.April 17, 2018 at 2:02 PM #81093
I’ve had fleas before and I used a product called “Sevin Dust” to kill them. They can live in your clothes and your carpet.
You can hire a professional exterminator but I strongly recommend killing them yourself. Here’s how I did it:
Wash all your dirty clothes and linens with a mild bleach solution. Sprinkle Sevin Dust everywhere inside the house and let it get into the carpet, pay special attention to the corners. Place a flea bomb in each room. Leave the infected area for a couple days. Fleas and flea eggs are problematic because they have a lifecycle that can make them tricky to kill. You need to kill them at all points of their lifecycle. That’s why I like Sevin Dust and thats why its important to wash everything. If you are infested you may have to repeat this treatment again in 3 weeks to kill recently hatched fleas.
You will also want to buy a carpet cleaner for your carpet as Sevin Dust will not stain but it will age your carpet immensely. The carpet cleaner can help with that. You can leave the Sevin Dust on your floors for as long as you want, technically it is only supposed to go outside but the main ingredient is crushed sea shells, so it won’t kill you.
I will even sprinkle it on the bed after the sheets are removed.
When hunting fleas, you cannot be too paranoid! Every tiny spot is a place for fleas to hide. Standing droplets of water will enhance their quality of life.
You may also want to use Drano to clear out your drains before you abandon ship while the flea bombs are running.
Good luck! Next time you go on a hike, be sure to use insect repellent to keep the fleas from hitchhiking on you or your clothes. 🙂