August 24, 2018 at 3:39 AM #84709
After spraying my apt, all the upholstered furniture, washing all my bedding, washing my dogs with flea shampoo, applying flea drops on the dogs necks, what can I spray or put on and in my bed covers and sheets that will kill, deter the fleas and not be toxic to my skin that works? I am prone to itching and scratching so identifying flea bites is difficult if not impossible to determine because I am a voracious scratcher. Please help. I’m laying in bed every night unable to sleep. Dr has given me antihistamine and steroid topical cream but I’m still suffering miserably.September 3, 2018 at 8:20 AM #84865
Here’s what I’m doing today: Strip the bed, wash everything at 60 degrees Celsius (centigrade) or hotter.
Vacuum the mattress really thoroughly and then used a flour sieve to sprinkle FOOD-GRADE diatomaceous earth across my mattress. I’ve used about 3mm thick layer and leave on for ten hours. It needs to be vacuumed off, and I’ve read warnings elsewhere (after I had sprinkled it on!) that you need a special vacuum cleaner as the powder can get into a domestic one and damage the motor. I’m looking to hire one or buy a cheap one just for this purpose. I’m lucky as I have a guest room and am sleeping in there till Thursday (my day off), so I’ll do the vacuuming then.
I have also sprayed the underside of my mattress with a flea killer spray (Indorex).
Am just off to spray my furniture with it.
Good luck – I’ll keep you posted.