killing fleas

Gotta find away to kill fleas
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Hit 'em with a hammer!
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Play Ethel Merman.
Then, log onto www.gardensalive.com and see what they got. Their liquid ant bait did the job for me. Pantry Pest traps worked, also.
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Hold the flea between thumb and forefinger to keep it from getting away, then hit it over the head with a hammer. If it's a large flea, consider using a 3 lb sledge. (A 5-lb sledge would be overkill).
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I thought you said a painless way to start a camel moving?
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On Mon 16 Jun 2008 03:19:50p, dublin_o told us...

Wear a flea collar.
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wrote:

Get rid of the animal(s), then treat the carpeting.
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Here is some info:
http://unexco.com/fleas.html

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If they are in your yard, get some nemaodes from your local nursery and spray them on the lawn. Also beneficial to the soil. Bob-tx
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dublin_o wrote:

On an animal, Capstar (a pill).
Kills all the fleas on the animal plus any that climb aboard during the next couple of days.
Gotta keep it up for a while as flea eggs hatch.
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"dublin_o" wrote

2 things to prevent: -Advantage on the pets (caution, there's cheaper stuff thats quite dangerous at the pet stores, high allergic reaction so avoid the over the counter drops). This is a monthly small tube of drops, ally to the upper neck where they can not reach it. Let dry then brush pet.
- yard sprays, you just affix the bottole to a garden hose and water the lawn paying especial care to entry way areas to the house and along fences where the dog goes if you have a dog. Do this monthly on a dry day. Let it dry before you let the dog out in it. (We spray the front and let dry, then the back after the front is dry. This way we can walk the dog while one area is drying).
Active infestation:
- Flea dip / bathe pets. Head and Shoulders shampoo works just as good as the fancy stuff. With cats, you may want to have this professionally done. Then again, if you are into the 'martial art of cat bathing' have fun! You will need to repeat this every 2 weeks for about 6 weeks as new eggs hatch. Apply the 'advantage' after the bath.
- Home stores have interior to the house sprays and flea bombs. Vacumn everything you can reach, then toss the bag immediately and do it a second time. Then spray or vacate house for 4 hours after letting off several flea bombs. The flea bombs work really well but have to be done again in 2 weeks then again 2 weeks later (6 weeks). Sprays work fairly well but fact is most of us will miss many areas.
- Using both bombs then spraying the obvious areas works best of all. Be sure to use the types for fleas, as ant or roach types dont bother fleas much.
I share your pain. I'm in a heavy flea area. Such things can be 'relative' but believe me, even houses with no pets have flea problems here. A pro-active stance is required.
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Treat the pets with something from your vet, not the OTC poisons. Wash or throw out all pet bedding. If possible, confine pets to just a few rooms. Vacuum the entire house every day for a week (curtains, ceilings, walls, upholstery, floors, etc.) using a new bag and burn it or put it in the trash. Wipe down every surface (countertops, furniture) every day for a week using paper towels or something else you can throw away. Change and wash all linens everyday for a week. Start giving your pets a garlic supplement every day, which will lower their flea-appeal. Comb them every day with a flea comb. Do this outside, on plastic or something you can dump in the trash. Make sure the dirt lands on the plastic and kill (between two fingernails) any live fleas caught in the comb. In seven days you'll be flea free, and you won't have to use any toxic bombs.
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I do not have any pets, and I must live in a area that has a lot of fleas, I've bombed the house and used a flea treatment on the lawn, and I still have some fleas. Little things are a pain in the butt. Professional people use something........what?
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fleas,
still
people
Maybe sand fleas.
Cheri
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I've used Enforcer Flea Spray for Homes;it has a insect growth regulator (IGR) and not only kills the present fleas,but breaks the life cycle by keeping newly hatched fleas from reaching adulthood and laying more eggs. It lasts for several months,too. I bought it at Home Depot,$10 a gallon.
It also kills roaches and other bugs.(but slowly...)
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wrote:

NFL teams use the Flee Flicker.
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dublin_o wrote:

When the first topical treatment for cats came out, we went to the vet and got the Rx. I think it was Advantage. The vet also advised using boric acid on the carpet - sprinkle on, leave a week, vacuum. As it turned out, Advantage did the trick - to our utter amazement, as the flea problem was severe.
We had tried shampoos, bombs, sprays, etc., and nothing worked until we got Advantage. When bombs are used, timing is critical as eggs aren't killed and a new bunch will hatch in about 3 days. Do you have visitors who bring pets? Fleas shouldn't survive long without pets to munch on. How long have you lived there? Long ago, I moved into an apartment that had cat fleas in the carpet - got a few bites, but they died off.
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http://www.fleascontrol.com/flea-bomb.htm
http://www.ehow.com/how_2060424_flea-bomb-house.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art
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For inside the home do a super cleaning. Vacuum everything & everywhere including under furniture.
Then go to a pet supply store (Petsmart) and buy a can of Zodiac Advanced insect spray. Best stuff I have ever come across. Kills adults, eggs, larvae and ticks. Effects last for seven months.
Go get-um! Phil
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Boric acid. 5-lb. bucket at a well-stocked pet store (better; a place that caters to equestrians & owners of other large livestock) costs $5-6. Follow the directions on the bucket.
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