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Fleas: Help!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DrMaxit, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. DrMaxit

    DrMaxit Dirtbag Airman

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    Ok so I moved into this new place. Really clean, my roommate and I are the first to live there since its been renovated. Her and I were roommates at our old house so I know the problem isn't with her. The house has fleas! I'm eaten up, several hundred bites on my legs and feet. Roommate has no bites. I'm very attractive to fleas. I've bombed the place, sprayed the place, I'm wearing bug spray inside, still getting bitten and still can't get rid of them. There are no pets in the house.

    Any ideas on getting rid of them?? This is freaking miserable.
     
  2. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

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    Buy a dog. Use Advantage on the dog. Fleas love dogs more than you. Fleas jump on dog and die.

    OR you could call someone who actually knows how to deal with fleas.
     
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  3. Adjuster

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    You have seen the fleas? Fleas are very visible..


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  4. GMAN12

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    I ran into the same prob. years ago, newly renovated apt. The weather got hot real quick and flea eggs hatched. I moved out in 2 mo. lost my security dep. but too miserable to stay any longer,
     
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    Assuming you're renting. Landlord should take care of pest infestations. Call and write a letter, certified mail for more effect.

    Also, Terminex will get rid of them quick.


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  6. MichiganJFrog

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    Apple cider vinegar + spray bottle. My two mini daschunds had fleas last summer. Dawn soap on the dawgs and apple cider vinegar took care of it. Applied it to the furniture with a spray bottle. GTG.
     
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    Regular bug bombs will kill adult fleas but don't kill the unhatched eggs. There are sprays specifically for fleas that have a chemical that stops flea larvae from developing into adults. Those will give you longer term relief. You might have to treat a couple of times about 30 days apart.

    I agree that your landlord should take care of this.
     
  9. MARKDANIEL

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    Tractor supply has the bug bombs you need.
     
  10. clancy

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    Use bug bombs, and there are sprays that will kill eggs, too. Also, wash everything, and I mean everything, in the house. The curtains, bed linen, all your clothes. Fleas can lay eggs every where.

    When you get the spray, spray everything, the furniture, bed, under the cushions, pull the mattress of the box spring and spray all over them, too.

    I hate fleas, they feed on me just like they do you.
     
  11. bobandshawn

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    +1 for Airedale. I used to do professional pest control for Massey Services back in the day. You'll want professional strength spray on EVERY surface you can get to (carpets, couch cushion bottoms etc.). Treatments should be two weeks apart and contain the inhibitor to prevent the eggs from hatching. Bombs and do it yourself gimmicks will only give you partial remediation. Get someone who offers a guarantee.

    ~Bob
     
  12. Rabid Rabbit

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    diatomaceous earth, just spread it on the carpets and vaccumn it up a couple days later. It is non-toxic, doesn't smell and it kills by shreading their exoskeleton and they bleed to death.
     
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    borax...spread it everywhere...let set, then vacuum
     
  14. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    1. It's the landlords problem. Have him call an exterminator.

    2. After the bug bombs and diatomatious earth I'd probably have all the carpets steam cleaned to mop up the last of the eggs.

    3. It's a long process. Our house had fleas in the yard when we moved in and it took me 3 months to fully get rid of them all.
     
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    Go with a pro. Read an article that said fleas, lice, and bedbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to most types of treatments.
     
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    if u bomb your house, after your done and you vacuum your house make sure you clean out the canister or throw away the bag..
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