It is an inside cat and she is loaded with fleas even though we spray and bomb all the time.


  1. Chalice

    Are you using sprays and bombs from a pet store/supermarket? If so, this is why they’re not working. Stores aren’t licensed to sell the chemical preparations required to kill fleas so they just sell complete crao. Don’t waste your money.
    Get some proper flea treatment from a vet. You need one of the spot-ons, like Frontline or Revolution for your pets, and a proper spray for the house. Have a vet or nurse give you tips on proper flea control because it can be complex.
    EDIT: Flea collars REALLY don’t work by the way, they are the most useless of all the useless treatments.

  2. fuzzylov

    Do not use flea collars, the chemical in them are really harsh on the animal. The best thing to do it give the cat a topical flea treatment every month like Advantage, Front line or Revolution. These brands are a little more expensive but they are safe for the animals. Also Capstar makes a tablet that an animal can take once a day, and it is also safe. The best idea would be to give the cat a Capstar then but on a topical flea treatment every month. And as far as the flea infestation (been there done that) Adams makes a powder you put on the carpet, put that down then vacuum it up. You will need to vacuum almost every day until you are certain the fleas are gone. Shampooing carpets and furniture also helps big time.

  3. maamu

    You will need to treat the cat with Frontline or a similar product (Advantage, Advantix, etc.). Then you need to treat your house. Fleas spend little time on your pet–where they are really hanging out is in your carpet, rugs, and cracks and crevices.
    I had the same problem this year as you, but with an inside dog. My son’s outside Rottweiler was brought in my house and he brought his fleas with him. I have had dogs for years and never experienced fleas in my home before. This was incredible…and not in a good way.
    I tried the bombs. No improvement. More bombs..still fleas. So then I went to searching the web.
    I read about Borax (in the laundry aisle of the supermarket). Sprinke it on your carpet and let it stand for as long as possible. I also read about table salt and also sprinkling that on the carpet and letting it stand. So I did both at the same time. I put it down at night, tiptoed around the next morning to get ready for work and let it set that day too. I then came home and vacuumed.
    By now I was too nuts to just wait and see if that worked by itself. So I bought some bug spray called TAT–real cheap stuff, available at the dollar store. It stated it killed fleas. So now that the carpet was nice and clean, I sprayed all the carpeting with TAT. I then took my little dog and stayed out of the house until the spray dried on the carpet (about 2 hours).
    This process worked. I am not sure if it was the Borax, the salt, or the TAT insecticide, but those nasty little creatures are now in flea heaven. By the way, the 3 punch round of Borax, salt, and TAT costs less than just ONE of the bomb treatements (that didn’t work anyway).

  4. Spanish mortgages

    Personally, I love Advantage. It’s a tube you apply to their shoulder area and it spreads on the skin. If the cat bed has fleas in it, the treated cat will lay in the cat bed and the Advantage will work it’s magic on the cat bed as well. I have never heard this happening with any other treatments, which is why I stick to it. You apply it once a month, but mine so rarely have fleas anymore that I treat them when needed. Vacuum your house religiously until they are gone and stay on top of it until you are flea-less. Bathing your cat can also be a good start, but messy. My cats are indoor-outdoor so I watch them when fleas seaon comes around but they tend to stay pretty flea free.
    PS. If you live in a house or apartment that used to be home to another cat, the fleas could have been dormant until your cat came into the picture. I had that happen once to my cat but the Advantage killed them. Again, it’s worked for me so I stick to it. Good luck!

  5. Joyce A

    There are a few good non-toxic solutions:
    – Try Electric flea traps:…
    – Try Insect Dust (Diatomaceous Earth)…
    “Diatomaceous earth comes in the form of a chalky powder, and is the natural fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. These diatoms particles are very small and sharp – but only harmful to the small exoskeletons of insects. Insects cannot become immune to its action, as it is a mechanical killer – not a chemical one. Because it is like a light dust, it easily clings to the bodies of insects as they walk and crawl over it. The tiny diatom particles then cut the waxy coating of insects and they eventually dry out and die of dehydration within 48 hours. It is an all-natural product that is so safe, it can be sprinkled around your vegetable patch, or rubbed right into your dog’s fur. ”
    Here is a great article on fleas, and natural flea control:…


    I use Program. It is the best stuff I have ever used. It takes about 3 weeks to kick in but once it does the fleas are gone and they don’t come back for over a year… if you are lucky. Of course you have to treat All the pets you have.

  7. Nicola B

    get some front-line from the vets you put it at the top of there neck and goes down there body and gets rid of them

  8. Carmen P

    The best way is to get a flee collar. If that doesn’t work try getting a shampoo for flees

  9. Anna Lane

    Stop spraying and bombing. Do not bather your pet for three days.

    Vacuum. Put the sweeper bag in a sealed plastic bag and take to outside trash. Then sprinkle a mix of salt and baking soda on your carpets. (Borax works too, but baking soda/salt is slightly cheaper.) Let it sit overnight then vacuum again. Once again, take bag outside. There will be partially living fleas in there. get them out of your home.

    After three days, (to ensure skin does not dry out from medicine)go to your vet. I have four cats and a dog and use Frontline for all. The Frontline gets dropped on the back of necks and kills any insect that bites the animal for 30 days. There are other products that do the same thing. Capstar kills everything for 24 hours, and works well in badly infested situations.

    Stop wasting your money on bombs. They just smell like they should work. As someone else said, they’re crap. Vacuuming is really the key to keeping them from your home.

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