January 8, 2015 at 7:13 AM #3331
I have a flea infestation in my clothes, and after about 10 times of professional treatments, and trying everything, I can’t seem to get them out of my clothing. I find eggs in clothing, after washing in hot water, and 60 min of drying. When I wear the clothes, I can feel the eggs starting to hatch, and move around, and eventually they will bite me. Help! I have followed all advice of using borax, vacuuming constantly, throwing trash out from vacuum right away, dog is treated by vet, bedding washed, etc! Please help, even exterminators think they are immune to different chemicals, so they are varying them. I have even been washing myself with dawn detergent just to be sure I have nothing on me from clothing. Please help, I am desperate. PS. I live in Florida.January 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM #3367
Here is a guide I just wrote that explains exactly how to get rid of fleas in clothes:
Let me know what you think.November 25, 2015 at 1:54 AM #44279
Carlie, please let me know if you found a solution to your flea in clothing problem, please. I too have the same problem, nothing is working. I purchased a new washer and dryer hoping that would help get the flea eggs from my clothing but it does not work. I don’t even own a pet! I have used the bug eradicator for laundry products and they do not work. I have steam cleaned my clothes, washed them numerous times in different products (Tide, Gain, Oxy- cleaners, Clorox and added cup of Super Washing Soda to each load) and nothing is killing the eggs. I have tried soaking them in numerous solutions too (peroxide, vinegar , ammonia, Pinesol, water mixed with essential oils , listerine mixed with water and plain salt water). I have put them in the freezer for up to a week and I still have eggs hatching. My husband thinks I am crazy because he is not getting bit. When I wear my clothes, I get a itchy feeling first then I get bit. I have numerous bite marks all over me. This is not bed bugs, my bed is free of any pests, they are in my clothes! I am ready to trash every piece of clothing we own and start over. I have even bombed the garage with my clothes hanging on lines hoping to get rid of them. I know that isn’t a safe thing to do, but nothing helps! And I don’t mean to be rude, but don’t tell me a hot dryer kills eggs because it will not, I purchased a high end Maytag dryer and it does not kill the pests. These people that give out advice so freely must have never been truly infested with these pests. I have had professionals in to spray my home and as long as I leave my clothes in the garage, my house is pest free, but when I start washing and drying the pest infested clothes, the house gets infested again. Fleas have cost me thousands of dollars this summer and I thought the cool weather would be a end to my pest problem, but it isn’t!August 15, 2018 at 6:46 AM #84562
I’ve tried everything mentioned above, including borax. Nothing works, except thoroughly spraying each item of laundry with pesticides and them in the dryer. You get chewed alive in the process and they jump off the laundry. So you have to spray the laundry area again. I have finally resigned myself that I have to throw out all my slacks, polos, curtains, blankets, curtains throws.. everything. And spend thousands of dollars and countless hours buying a wardrobe, household wares from scratch.