how do you get rid of a flea infestation?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It sounds like this is a case for the professionals.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

At this point you need to call an exterminator. I had a very minor infestation in the past and none of the at-home tricks I read on the internet or things I bought in the store could completely erradicate them so I bit the bullet and got an exterminator. Immediately afterwards, they were completely dead/gone. My experience doesn’t even sound HALF as bad as yours, so seriously, the monetary and time investment for a proper extermination is worth it.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would be really careful using all of this stuff around a newborn…

Seek professional treatment of your home, and educate yourself on the dangers it may pose to a new baby.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I would call an exterminator ASAP.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

urchin:  +1 Definitely keep the newborn out of this house and any clothing that was in the house.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The only thing that worked for us was a dehumidifer and winter coming. Flea eggs/fleas live in moist areas I believe.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I had a really really bad flea infestation last year that was absolutely miserable. I have 4 cats and carpet in my house too which made it like a flea resort. I went to my vet because the fleas caused my cats to have worms… and he gave them a prescription flea treatment that I hadn’t tried before which worked very quickly. I also vacuumed like crazy (but that doesn’t seem to be a need in your house). 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

After moving into our new home we found out the previous owners left it infested with fleas (found them on all 3 floors of the house). We had our cats treated with Capstar and Advantage. We also had my in-laws take the cats until our house was flea free. We hired Orkin to come in and treat the house. They came once a week for 3 weeks and in the mean time we had to wash all of our fabrics and vacuum the house like crazy! Put a flea collar in the canister or bag prior to vacuuming. Good luck!! I hope you get this resolved quickly!

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Worker bee

boric acid will kill them.  Its also called roach away.  I can’t stand bugs and i should have stock in this stuff. put it along baseboards and any cracks and crevices you can find.  Put it around the perimeter of your house, under furniture behind clothing drawers.  It so works.  If it gets on the insect’s body or they ingest it, they will die. Bomb your house open the closet doors you have to make sure you have enough spray bombs in each area. put in the attic and the basement and or crawl space.

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