How do I get rid of fleas, and I do not have any pets

@RobinJ (2501)
Canada
October 22, 2007 12:47pm CST
Hi guys I posted this here because a flea problem usually begins with a pet, but I do not have a pet but I do have fleas in my House/bedroom/bed and need a cost effective way to get rid of the little beggars before they eat me alive, I need and want to lose weight but maybe not this way lol. any assistance would be very welcome and as soon as possible thank you
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15 responses
• United States
22 Oct 07
Hummmm. I know that you don't have to have pets to have a flea problem and I know they say to wash your pets with Dawn detergent and rinse well to get rid of them on them. But if your whole house is involved you will probably have to get a bug bomb of some sorts. You have to set it off and then leave home for several hours but that is about the only way to do the whole house. Keep us posted and let us know what happens. BSM
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@moxalot (100)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Fleas are tricky.... Anyway, you can go to the store, but most fleas are quickly becoming immune to Hertz or store brand... One thing you could do is call a veterinarian (even though you don't have pets) they many have a suggestion. Or you may even have to call an exterminator... Either way you need to "bomb" your house. Be prepared to not be there for most of the day... Good Luck... Those little guys are hearty and tricky....
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@lothlor (32)
• South Africa
23 Oct 07
Two options.... 1) Clean yourself and your pets 2) Move houses ('',)
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 07
You can check with the veterinary for some medicated spray that will kill the flea. Another thing I know fleas live in the grass so if you dont have pets, probably it originates from the grass. You probably want to do something about your grass.
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@jayger04 (64)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
I once looked afte ror petsit my two sisters dogs. One was a little pomeranian and I let her inside. When they left the fleas took over, when I walked I could see them on my pants legs. It was disgusting! I tried everything! The best thing I found was through an actual veterinarian, not supermarket or fogger, bomb, spray, as none of these worked. It was some flea drops that stopped the cycle. So it killed the fleas, the eggs, and that stoppe dthe cycle. You need to treat again in three months time. I put a few drops on the carpets and rugs, vacuumed the next day and never had a problem again. Don't forget that fleas come from outside, they breed in the dirt too. So you may need to treat outsde areas as well.
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@rjuliet (14)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I cant remember the exact name of the product but its something like a fogger. You can get it at the grocery store in the insecticide section. You have to "set it off" and it will emit a fog. You have to leave the house for 2 hours, then come back and open all windows and leave for one hour. So set off the one nearest the door last. Its been a long time since I have used one but, I think it may cost about $15.00 for a 1000 square foot house.
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@youless (93150)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Oct 07
I think the fleas like the moist environment. I wonder whether your home is moist and especially with carpet. The best way to me is to create the hot temperature. Such as turn on all the airconditioners at your home to a hot temperature and let it be for at least some hours. After that, perhaps there will be less fleas.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I have had to deal with those nasty pesky critters myself, and I have found two products that really seem to do the trick. One of them is called the Raid Fumigator. Yes, it's a bug bomb, but it comes out in the form of a smoke, instead of that nasty oily liquid that you have to clean up afterward. And that smoke gets into every nook and cranny in the place. It even kills the daddy longleg spiders...and those things are next to impossible to get rid of! The other thing that you can use is Ortho Sevin Dust, if you aren't allergic to things like that. It gets rid of fleas really fast. You'll have to apply it a couple of times to wherever the problems are, and then vacuum each time. But it really does help.
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
23 Oct 07
The best thing that I have ever heard of and used successfully was....place a candle in the middle of a pie pan which has dishwashing liquid and water in it...light the candle and turn off all of the lights in the room...the fleas will jump into the dishwashing water and die while trying to get to the candle...
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Those little pests can travel in on your pant legs and want not have you tried the carpet powder, and bombing in a combination. Good luck hun and hope you get rid of the pests.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
30 Apr 08
Sprinkle salt over your carpet, leave for half an hour then vaccuum. You may have to do this a few times for optimum results but it is way cheaper than fumigating or buying a bomb!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
22 Mar 08
We moved into a house a few years ago that was literally INFESTED with fleas. I'm not kidding...you walk into it and it looked like someone sprinkled pepper on your legs. I closed up all the windows and set off 2 roach bombs in each room. We hadn't moved in yet so I didn't have to deal with washing everything up afterwards but it wouldn't have been that big of a deal. After the bombs were done the floor actually looked like someone dumped pepper around it but not a flea in site. !!HAPPY EASTER!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Everyone has given you lots of really good ideas. Canned bug bombs work well. We have a crawl space under our house. When we set off the bombs in the house, we also make sure to set off at least two under the house. After that, we vacuum the house thoroughly. It is possible you have sand fleas in your area. That would explain how your house have become infested even though you have no pets. Sand fleas come in on your shoes. Make a habit of tapping your shoes before entering the house. Have an area where all shoes are left. A tiled area works best for this. Spray the shoe area and shoes with a flea killer or sprinkle the area with a flea powder. Avoid wearing shoes throughout the house. Ok, those are a few of my suggestions.
• China
23 Oct 07
i know you can not wash them away when you are here. there is a way to get rid of it. you can take a Pest control agent home and use it before cleaning the house. i think it is useful enough. but if you think it is harm to you and the environment where you live. you can find some peach leaf. i use them when i have no Pest control agent. it is not useful as before. but it can make fleas collapsed for a moment .and you can clean them out at that time. you can have try.
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
Proper sanitation and cleaning your surroundings is the most important thing that you should. When your environment is clean, then these fleas will not be able to stay for longer period of time because they usually dwell in some places that are dirty and filthy. Have a nice day!