:) What's the best way to get rid of them for good? This year I spray
:) some cedar scented spray at the bottom of the door, inside a few feet
:) then along the window to make sure they weren't getting in from there.
:) They didn't bite when they landed on me....I've heard there are
:) "concrete" or "basement" fleas but I wasn't sure if they'd come and go
:) or not. This is pretty bizarre.
For there to be fleas, there has to be a host animal...cat, rat,
possum, etc. The source animal will need to be addressed before the
problem is solved..treatment or removal. Use products that contain
IGRs (Insect Growth Regulators) to break the cycle and keep the larvae
from developing into the biting adult. Depending on the floor of the
basement may determine what will work best, for example if it is a
concrete floor the aerosol type treatments won't last. You mentioned
they didn't bite you and you have seen them after a wet Spring. It
might be Springtails what you are seeing...they thrive in moist areas.
They will be soft bodied, easily smashed with a finger where as fleas
will just hop away after trying to mash them.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.