How do you get Rid of Fleas?

@jennybianca (12914)
Australia
October 31, 2007 11:16pm CST
I have read of a few queries regarding how to get rid of flweas, especially from pets. What do you do to rid your house of fleas? Here are a few ideas: Insect growth regulators (IGRs) - such as methoprene insect development inhibitors - such as Lufenuron Pesticides Repellents Treat your pets and their environment at the same time. Bathe your pet and use a flea comb to remove fleas. If you plan to use a topical flea treatment on your pet, follow the instructions regarding how long to wait before or after bathing your pet. Vacuum your home thoroughly at least every other day. Immediately empty the canister or replace the bag, and discard the debris in an outdoor garbage can. Launder or replace pets' bedding. Mow your lawn regularly. Rake and discard any leaves or other lawn debris, and keep piles of sand away from your home. Whenever possible, discourage wild animals from entering your yard.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Ever since I started using Frontline Plus on my dog, I haven't had a flea problem. Fronline is supposed to work on tics too, but I still find those sometimes. Before frontline, I used to have to constantly battle against fleas, vacuuming everyday, including the upholstered furniture,and setting up flea traps. The flea collars, shampoos, and powders don't work very well, so I don't waste my money on those anymore.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
2 Nov 07
Is frontline the tablet dogs take to kill the fleas/eggs from the inside? Or is that one where you squeeze something from a tube onto their backs?
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Nov 07
It's the kind you squeeze onto their back, and it works for about a month. The nice thing is that it will kill fleas and flea eggs on the dog, and fleas in the environment will die from any contact with the dog, because the stuff gets into the dog's hair follicles. There is one version of frontline for dogs, and another one for cats.
@Molinda (77)
• China
1 Nov 07
I have a cobaya.but i don't know whether there are fleas on it.everyday i clean its lair.but i know ,if you use a flea comb to remove fleas.don't kill it by crush down it .otherwise the ovum will fly into the pets' mouth.you can put it in the water with insecticide.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
1 Nov 07
What is a cobaya? Sonds very interesting.
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• China
5 Nov 07
It is a kind of mouse. :)
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
2 Nov 07
I dont know as I remember my dad usually put gas on the site where they have fleas. And the mosquito repellant is another one. But for me i wont try that because animals do have life if we humans are avoiding toxic waste..animals do to. Ask some experts in animal clinics they will help you with that concern.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
3 Nov 07
Your dad puts gas on dogs? Would that not cause some discomfort, or soreness?
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
4 Nov 07
To treat our house we buy those bombs you let off and they work ok but not as good as we would like. To treat pets I give them flea baths regularly. You have some good suggestions here that I will try. :)
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
6 Nov 07
I have tried those bombs for spiders, but not fleas.
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