Post # 1
This has been one stressful week as I posted before.
While I eas in the hospital for two days having a baby my mom stayed at my house with our six year old daughter and our two year old dog. During that time my mom let in a stray cat. She loves cats so I can’t blame her but…
When I got back from the hospital, within ten minutes my newborn was COVERED in fleas. We had to leave right away setting off three bombs, putting our fur babe in the backyard and gave her flea treatmeny. We also treated the stray and took him from the home.
It didn’t help a bit. It was still infested. Now we have linoleum floors throughout the whole house and only area rugs so we pulled all the rugs out, mopped and swept repeatedly, sprayed all the furniture down, washed all clothing and bedding three times and bombed again. Still nothing.
So my husband gets this chemical solution from his uncle that his uncle swears by. We soaked the house still haven’t brought in the rugs and kept up with the continuous sweeping and mopping and STILL we are infested.
I just don’t know what to do. It is insane. It seems like we have tried everything in the last seven days and nothing is working. I just want to leave everything behind and abandon iur hhome and belonginfs at this point.
Do any of you have auggeations or tips on riddig a flea infeated home? I’m about to snap if I see one more flea on my baby!!!
Post # 2
It sounds like this is a case for the professionals.
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
I would call an exterminator ASAP.
Post # 6
urchin: +1 Definitely keep the newborn out of this house and any clothing that was in the house.
Post # 7
Oh my baby has been out of the house , all of us have and her things have been repeatedly washed. It makes it even more difficult since every day we have had to stay out of the house six plus hours making it hard to get my baby on a schedule.
I was hoping to avoid an exterminator but looks like its my only option :/
Post # 8
The only thing that worked for us was a dehumidifer and winter coming. Flea eggs/fleas live in moist areas I believe.
Post # 9
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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).
Post # 10
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!
Post # 11
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.