(Closed) Our new house has FLEAS!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
10479 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State


Boric Acid works well for fleas. Also, make sure they are treating any outdoor spaces as well. 

Post # 3
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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TwinkleBoss :  Make sure the landlord uses a reputable company! Good luck and make sure any fur babies are treated!

Post # 4
5081 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve never dealt with a flea problem, but I’ve heard great things about using diatomaceous earth for getting rid of fleas. It’s not toxic and a lot of natural-types use it exclusively on their dogs instead of flea medicine. It can also be sprinkled all around in the house to kill them there. It’s worked great for me for ants, but it’s supposed to be good for any hard bodied insect. 

Post # 5
6168 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Are you sure they’re fleas and not bed bugs? Bed bugs would make more sense if your landlord can’t see them during the day + they bite.

Post # 7
8028 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Two summers ago our dog went to the boarder and came home with fleas. First (and only) time we had ever had fleas in 9 years of living in the house. We did the bombs and I vacuumed like crazy after sprinkling the flea powder in the carpet. It worked but it was a pain in the ass. The worst part was bathing the cat and dog and getting them flea free- so you are lucky your pets didn’t go in your new place yet! 

Post # 8
7568 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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lifeisbeeutiful :  Exactly.  

OP, tell the landlord you want a licensed exterminator to come and tell you what kind of pests you have. Let them inspect and do the treatment.

Post # 9
733 posts
Busy bee

Have you tried Diametacious Earth powder?  (sp? ) That stuff is suppoed to work well, the bugs go through it and get dehydrated and die. I’m with some other people that I wonder if you have bed bugs. I’d get some DE powder (not the kind for pools) and spread it around and see.

Either way I’d see about getting pictures and document what’s going on big time. See if you can catch some and put them in a zip lock. Landlord needs to deal with this.

Post # 11
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Been there, only it was an infestation in the apartment complex I was in at the time. Super not cool.

I second Diatomaceous Earth. Get human grade though. Sprinkle it in the carpets. It cuts open the exoskeleton and causes them to die of dehydration, like PP said. It works so well, and without any toxic chemicals or irritants. Vacuum up when everything has died. 

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