(Closed) Ugh! I HAVE FLEAS!

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They can come in with you from the outside and love grassy areas, so if you only saw one, then I wouldn’t worry.  If you see more then get some of the sprays, fleas can infest carpets but since you don’t have them, it is probably a fluke stray one.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

If it is just one, no worries. If you start seeing more, get a flea bomb fogger, they sell them in the pet aisle of any major store. It will get any that have found their way to your couches, curtains, area rugs, ect. I had an infestation from the previous tenants of my new house and they tried to eat me alive. So if you can catch it before they get bad, it will be much better. 

Post # 6
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@EffieTrinket: If you don’t want to put in the effort of a fogger (they are dangerous and you have to cover a lot of stuff food/dish related etc) I highly recommend the Raid Carpet Spray for anything fabric related (purple can?). You spray it on, wait, and vaccumm…that simple.

Also, I would also recommend washing any linens/towels that are currently out in the house to prevent re-infestation. Anything that cannot be washed or sprayed (and can fit in your freezer) put in a plastic bad and freeze overnight, thus killing fleas.

I have dealt with this issue twice and it was easy to handle with the right stuff. Goodluck!

Post # 7
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858 posts
Busy bee

@Treejewel19: your right I had to use that stuff before and it was so much easier. I know the OP said she has hardwood floor so I would think they wouldnt like it there. OP do your neighbors have pets? it could have come in on them or on your pants/shoes I would wash everything to be sure

Post # 8
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@miss sparkly cat: Yeah it works great. Hardwood floor isn’t the issue but I was thinking more along the lines of couches, decorative rugs, curtains, pillows etc.

I will say that at a place I used to live the neighbors dog ran in my house and ran out and that was all that was needed for my first flea infestation experience. It literally can happen that quickly. Oh, and if you have grass around your home you could have brought them in on your clothing as well. They have a special liquid you attach to your hose (I use it bi-weekly) to prevent fleas in your grass as well.

Post # 9
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858 posts
Busy bee

good point  I wasnt even thinking about that.OP you have to spot check if you use it on furniture it messed up a decorative pillow and I had to toss it so test on an out of the way spot to be safe and bedding wash in the hotest water possible

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