Fleas in the house ***NEVERMIND***

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Southern28Chick, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm freakin out. I was sitting here reading some posts and my feet are iching. I figure skitter bites so I'm reading and I'm scratching and then I feel a bite. I look at my foot and not 1 but 2 fleas are biting the crap out of me.

    How do I kill fleas that are in my carpet???? My 4 male cats are the ones bringing them into the house. What do I use on them to kill the fleas?
     
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  2. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatomaceous earth? [​IMG]

    There are also flea bombs you can buy for the house, but I think you have to evacuate everyone first.

    They also make Frontline, Advantage and (Revolution?) to kill fleas for a month on cats. I think the Revolution is available only by vet, but the others can be purchased at the petstore--we get them online at www.Kvvet.com
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I think I just figured it out. THEY'RE NOT IN MY HOUSE!!!!! [​IMG] When I went outside to let the chickens out. I put on a pair of white (fleas love white) shoes that I left outside overnight (were the flea biten dog stays). I took the shoes off on the deck and came into the house and came straight into the office to check BYC and that's when I noticed the 2 fleas.

    I just went outside and checked the shoes and yeah there's a couple of fleas in them. I'm going to burn the shoes.

    I feel better knowing they're not in my house. That's just gross. I should have known, I have my cats on cheap flea medicine drop stuff.
     
  4. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Perhaps you should sprinkle that dog with some DE, and on the deck - I HATE fleas! When I find one its all out WAR!!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    DE will help kill them in your yard also.
     
  6. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Hi Trisha - if the pets outside have fleas it is only a matter of time before they totally infest your house and are almost impossible to get rid of then. It only takes one flea to multipy to millions. I buy one large tube of Frontline from the feed store - the kind for a large dog - then put one drop on back of each of the four cats' necks. They never have fleas and it lasts for many months, not just the one that the box says. I probably repeat every 4 months. I have been doing this for many years and have never seen another flea either on cat or dog or in my home since.
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:You put the dog frontline on the cats too? My DH's granddad put dog flea drops on a cat and it almost died. It was in the hospital for about a week. The vet said never put flea medication for dogs on a cat.

    You just do a drop?
     
  8. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Yeah - I've been doing it for years - the active ingredients on box is the same for cats as it is for dogs. I use one large dog vial and put one drop on back of each cat's neck, just at base of skull. They can't lick it off from that position. I think ingesting it is what has caused some cats to get sick from some dog's flea poisons. I used to use Advantage but when Frontline came it out it seems to work better with ticks. Advantage did a great job on the fleas but didn't work on the ticks and we have lots of woods, thus lots of ticks and fleas. With Frontline, our 4 cats and 2 dogs come and go, in and out, as much as they want and we never see fleas on them. Again I only use one drop and only have to repeat after about 4 months. It comes in boxes of three which is perfect for us. Each large dog gets its own vial and the 4 cats split one. I find it lasts about 3 months for the dogs but they live outside now that I have chickens - they have to guard.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The ingredient is the same, the concentration is different.
    Cats are weird, they absorb alot throught the skin.

    An example is penicillin, for humans, dog, horses, etc.. you have to give the shot in the muscle.
    for a cat you can just lift the scruff and shoot it under the skin and it is absorbed.
     
  10. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    My cats have never had fleas, but then they're indoor only cats - spoiled rotten!
    I'd be wary to use something for dogs on a cat - rather just buy the stuff for cats, you might need to worm them if they do have fleas - those two go together like eggs and bacon!
     

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