I have two little dogs. I never had any problem with fleas until my neighbor woman moved in. She has a poodle.Her apartment is infected with fleas. There is just a wall between our apartments. I want to get rid of them please tell me what to do.

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  1. parrot.c

    First of all, I would go to the management and complain. Plus, her dogs must be in agony. That is really abuse.
    You can sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your carpet. Use the food grade version. It is supposed to be harmless to pets, but double check just the same. Also, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Be aware, though that you must be consistent. Vacuuming stimulates the eggs to hatch so you may get the majority of the fleas up the first couple of times you vacuum and think you are out of the woods, but about 3 days later — here they come again!!
    They probably aren’t coming in through the wall, but you are probably picking them up from outside on the walkway or in the grass (where she walks the dog) and then they come in with you. I know that our cats had fleas and we got an infestation in our garage. You couldn’t walk through the garage to the house without bringing them in with you.
    Eventually, they subsided. I bathed the cats (yes, bathed), and just kept vacuuming. I have birds, so I can’t use the bombs.
    You might buy some flea bombs and a flea collar and when she is not home hang them on her doorknob.
    Good luck.

  2. ME I

    You will have to get foggers and use them. Read the directions carefully and make sure that you and your pets are out of the house when you do it. Also treat your pets with Frontline or any other type of flea repellent. You should also notify your manager, so they can let your neighbor know that she also needs to fumigate her apt. Don’t forget after you use the foggers, clean all surfaces with a disinfectant.
    Good Luck.

  3. Jason Homan

    Hi Happy Rose!!
    Many people don’t want to risk endangering the environment (or themselves) by using chemical means for flea control.
    Some people have sensitivities to certain chemicals, others just don’t want to do it. Ideally, you should compare flea control products to natural methods – sometimes the health risks to pets from having fleas are worth using a flea collar, powder bath, or other chemical methods. This article will give you some useful tips for getting rid of fleas holistically: http://www.askedweb.com/askedweb/Natural…
    First, it’s important to note that fleas will survive the winter. You can’t rely on the weather – fleas don’t die off even in deep freezes. They won’t bug you for a few months, but they’ll be back to bite you again in the spring. You’ll have to take more active measures to deal with them.
    Jason Homan

  4. WP Robot Plugin

    get some flea bombs from the pet store( they are inexpensive) follow directions carefully,, and that day , while you are treating the house,, treat your dog to the groomers for de-fleaing… may want to use frontline for your dog afterward,,, again follow instructions… maybe you could offer to flea bomb your neighbors also,,, vacuum thoroughly daily.

  5. twrider_

    i have 3 chihuahuas, 1 great dane, and a german shepard. i use seven dust. sprinkle it on the floor and it is safe to put on the dogs. thats all i use. i put it on the lawn too. i have not had fleas for two years. i have neighbors on both sides with dogs, one i know has fleas but we dont. its the cheapest most effective way i have found. good luck

  6. Carol b

    I FIND THAT CARPET FRESH WORKS WELL. ALSO VINAGAR WATER ,HALF A CUP TO A QUART WATER BOTTLE. I HAVE 4 LARGE DOGS AND THEY BRING IN SAND FLEAS FROM OUTSIDE. YOU CAN SPRAY ANYWHERE THIS WONT HURT ANYTHING

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