Just had a dog, got rid of him to a good home, sad,but true, and had fleas. Now we are trying to get rid of them.



  1. Katslookup - a Fostering Fool!

    First let me tell you that I own a pest control company and what I will recommend is the complete treatment that should help you completely get rid of the fleas.
    You must treat your home and yard. The best products to do this would include not only a killing agent, but also a sterilization agent. Inside, I would use Ultracide, if you can get it. (Many on line sites sell it.) Follow the instructions on the label! Vacuum very frequently. Throw out the vacuum bag or dump the catch container after every vacuuming. You can never vacuum too much! DO NOT STEAM CLEAN YOUR RUGS! This can hatch flea eggs and make your problem worse. The flea larva and eggs are in your carpet, that is where you have to focus your treatment! If you can’t find the Ultracide, e-mail me and I will give you a list of other products you can use that will help.
    Outside I would use Demon WP mixed with Gentrol or Nylar, carefully following label instructions. Treat the entire yard, paying special attention to under bushes and low hanging branches. Most of these products can be bought at any Do-It-Yourself Pest Control company either on line or in a store. You must treat outside too, because the fleas are still out there, and when you walk from the outside to the inside, they can just on you and reinfest!
    Treating your yard is just as important as treating the house!

  2. animalsr

    I would check the products at your local pet store and see which one you think would work best for you.

  3. intrepid

    We have had the same problem. We are just resolving it. The whole house was infested and especially one bedroom. If we walked in, large fleas covered our legs. They were everywhere and we are very allergic to the bites.
    Two answers: Diatomaceous Earth (from your plant nursery), follow the instructions, and Bayer product (blue gallon container) for bugs (is is residual and effective for 9 mos.)
    Slowly but surely, the fleas are disappearing…. Good Luck.

  4. Baa_Baa_

    if you dont have small kids or any other animals then go with some sprays and bombs.
    If you do (or like to do things naturally) put some borax on your carpet and in your yard. Vacuum in three days

  5. dukefent

    Go to the pet store, buy some Advantage and put it on your legs. Repeat weekly. Wait a couple months and the fleas should be gone.
    If that doesn’t appeal, you can treat areas where fleas are likely to hide with an IGR (insect growth regulator) containing spray, then sprinkle diatomaceous earth when it dries. Either that or bleach, steam clean, or freeze every surface in your home.
    If you get another pet, keep their flea treatment up to date and you won’t have this problem.

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