How to get rid of fleas

How to get rid of fleas

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Bob

Winchester, KY

#1 Feb 1, 2013
What is the best way to get rid of fleas? My indoor pets have them pretty bad and going to a vet to get meds is way too expensive. Any ideas?
madparent

United States

#2 Feb 1, 2013
Bob wrote:
What is the best way to get rid of fleas? My indoor pets have them pretty bad and going to a vet to get meds is way too expensive. Any ideas?
Give them a bath using dawn dish liquid. Kills them instantly.
IDK

Nicholasville, KY

#3 Feb 1, 2013
Also sprinkle salt onto your carpets before you go to bed, vacuum in am.
rich

Tucker, GA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
madparent wrote:
<quoted text>Give them a bath using dawn dish liquid. Kills them instantly.
But u will have to bomb ur house to a few times then start using frontline or something like that. I get the tube for the biggest dog then split it between all of mine. Saves a lot of money that way and keeps the fleas away
wildcat fan

Nicholasville, KY

#6 Feb 1, 2013
put a light over a dish put in water and a few drops of dawn dishwater liquid and they will jump to the light and some will land in water takes a few strokes then dead.
no

United States

#7 Feb 1, 2013
Bob wrote:
What is the best way to get rid of fleas? My indoor pets have them pretty bad and going to a vet to get meds is way too expensive. Any ideas?
U need to give it a bath and while still wet pick em off and crack em between ur fingernail . Baths only startle them but they will come back to life. No excuses for that .Start picking now
gator

Richmond, KY

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Interesting on the Dawn suggestion, and the salt on the carpets.

Just adding , try Skin So Soft, from Avon. You can not only wash your pet down with it, then, afterwards, you can apply it the skin. Very gentle. And it works.

Good luck !

Since: Jan 13

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#9 Feb 1, 2013
Don't sleep with ho's and u won't get fleas
saywhat

Lexington, KY

#10 Feb 1, 2013
Use frontline once a month, dont use the generic version!
Smoooth

Berea, KY

#11 Feb 1, 2013
Shave your pubes!!!
Sad

Tucker, GA

#12 Feb 1, 2013
Dawn only kills on contact. No residual effect and will do nothing for your flea problem. Frontline is worthless now...that's why veterinarians no longer use nor recommend it- flea resistance. Salt in carpets? Myth which can actually help preserve the pupal stage. With all the money you will spend on over the counter products, home remedies, and vet bills for flea allergic dermatitis, hot spots and itchy skin, buying an effective veterinary product will save a lot of money in the long run. Activyl, comfortis and vectra3D are newest, best products. Remember, unless you also treat the home (multiple times may be necessary), it will take 3 months of flea prevention to completely control all fleas in the house! I know it's expensive to buy from a vet, but you'll save so much money in the long run. And...ALL veterinary products are GUARENTEED. Hartz, biospot, and other over the counter topicals have KILLED too many dogs and cats. I've seen it too many times. NEVER use dog products on cats!
Food for thought: only 5% of flea population are adults. Of this adults, they only jump on pets to feed and them jump into the environment (house) to lay their eggs and breed. Thus seeing 2-3 fleas on your pet can be evident of a huge flea infestation. If you're seeing any fleas at all- you have a tremendous problem.
Sad

Tucker, GA

#13 Feb 1, 2013
And picking to kill fleas? Waste of your time. For every 5 you kill there are 95 more in the house in different larval forms (egg, pupa, larva). You will NEVER treat your flea infestation successfully with that method. Skin so soft? May temporary deter them, but will not kill them. 9/10 times it is entirely ineffective. One helpful suggestion is vacuuming thoroughly. Place a flea collar (which do NOT work for pets over the counter) in vacuum bag and it will kill all Adult fleas vacuumed to keep them from escaping the bag and toss bag in trash when finished.
Cheapest effective flea control from vet is a collar called Scaliber. It is the ONLY collar that effectively kills fleas. One collar lasts 3 months. Each collar is 24 inches and may be cut and used on more than one pet if small (extra collar may be taped inside pets collar). One collar is about $50. If you have 2 small-med sized dogs that's less than $10/ month flea control!
no

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2013
Sad wrote:
And picking to kill fleas? Waste of your time. For every 5 you kill there are 95 more in the house in different larval forms (egg, pupa, larva). You will NEVER treat your flea infestation successfully with that method. Skin so soft? May temporary deter them, but will not kill them. 9/10 times it is entirely ineffective. One helpful suggestion is vacuuming thoroughly. Place a flea collar (which do NOT work for pets over the counter) in vacuum bag and it will kill all Adult fleas vacuumed to keep them from escaping the bag and toss bag in trash when finished.
Cheapest effective flea control from vet is a collar called Scaliber. It is the ONLY collar that effectively kills fleas. One collar lasts 3 months. Each collar is 24 inches and may be cut and used on more than one pet if small (extra collar may be taped inside pets collar). One collar is about $50. If you have 2 small-med sized dogs that's less than $10/ month flea control!
Oh pardon me i wasn't aware that I was dealing with a flea expert. Picking fleas always works for me . The person said his dog had fleas nit his house.if people wouldn't let their pets become infested they wouldn't have a problem. If I see one flea on my girls I pick it and crack it and search them over for more . If ppl would so that then they wouldn't get fleas so bad. Ur family must be proud
wildcat fan

Nicholasville, KY

#15 Feb 1, 2013
Sad wrote:
Dawn only kills on contact. No residual effect and will do nothing for your flea problem. Frontline is worthless now...that's why veterinarians no longer use nor recommend it- flea resistance. Salt in carpets? Myth which can actually help preserve the pupal stage. With all the money you will spend on over the counter products, home remedies, and vet bills for flea allergic dermatitis, hot spots and itchy skin, buying an effective veterinary product will save a lot of money in the long run. Activyl, comfortis and vectra3D are newest, best products. Remember, unless you also treat the home (multiple times may be necessary), it will take 3 months of flea prevention to completely control all fleas in the house! I know it's expensive to buy from a vet, but you'll save so much money in the long run. And...ALL veterinary products are GUARENTEED. Hartz, biospot, and other over the counter topicals have KILLED too many dogs and cats. I've seen it too many times. NEVER use dog products on cats!
Food for thought: only 5% of flea population are adults. Of this adults, they only jump on pets to feed and them jump into the environment (house) to lay their eggs and breed. Thus seeing 2-3 fleas on your pet can be evident of a huge flea infestation. If you're seeing any fleas at all- you have a tremendous problem.
Putting a plate down with a light over it with dawn and water will not kill them all but i bet you when they hit the water they will never get out or bother anymore.Anything that will helps beats doing nothing.I have a huge bull dog and even with the pill they still get on him but dont bite as much.My problem is i am in Florida where there all year around.I would try everything but the pill is the best i think.They have a pill now for fleas and heart worm together thats cheaper.Try the plate and light with dawn in the water and u can watch them jumping in if u wait long enough. Good luck
info

Morehead, KY

#16 Feb 2, 2013
Adams flea and tick spray works wonders if they r infested you will have to do it more than once every couple weeks at first it kills on contact u can see them dying when u spray and it continues to kill for a while 6 weeks I believe. You still have to do the other things around the house to get rid of the infestation or they will just return. Adams is in a blue spray bottle you can usually get it at walmart its between 7 and 10 bucks a bottle and will last a will.

Spray the dog rub it in wash your hands and leave the dog outside to dry.
wildcat fan

Nicholasville, KY

#17 Feb 2, 2013
info wrote:
Adams flea and tick spray works wonders if they r infested you will have to do it more than once every couple weeks at first it kills on contact u can see them dying when u spray and it continues to kill for a while 6 weeks I believe. You still have to do the other things around the house to get rid of the infestation or they will just return. Adams is in a blue spray bottle you can usually get it at walmart its between 7 and 10 bucks a bottle and will last a will.
Spray the dog rub it in wash your hands and leave the dog outside to dry.
http://www.zodiacpet.com/produ cts/02-collars.php has some good products and kroger used to carry it but i think they stoped. They had some of the best spray and shampoo but i always used them.
wildcat fan

Nicholasville, KY

#18 Feb 2, 2013
years ago

Richmond, KY

#19 Feb 2, 2013
I had this problem years ago and no home remedies work. You have to call a pest control company to spray. Bottom line. If not they will keep hatching out and you will never rid your house or pets of fleas.
Never use dog products on cats just as the other poster said.
wildcat fan

Nicholasville, KY

#20 Feb 2, 2013
years ago wrote:
I had this problem years ago and no home remedies work. You have to call a pest control company to spray. Bottom line. If not they will keep hatching out and you will never rid your house or pets of fleas.
Never use dog products on cats just as the other poster said.
sorry your right i ment this link http://www.zodiacpet.com/products/
cat lover

Richmond, KY

#21 Feb 2, 2013
Bob wrote:
What is the best way to get rid of fleas? My indoor pets have them pretty bad and going to a vet to get meds is way too expensive. Any ideas?
i have many cats and the cheapest and best way to help get rid of fleas is to buy a pill called capstar from the vet, they are about $4-6 each. This will kill all the fleas that bite the animal for 24 hours. As for home treatment, vacuum every day, bug bombing helps, or you can use the carpet powder but u will need the animals out of the house for a while. You should also use a flea comb after using the pill and brush them daily for at least a week. The fleas get stuck in the comb, I recommend using a lighter to burn when you have a flea stuck in the comb because it kills on contact and they can jump away. I then wipe the comb after each stroke on a paper towel and throw it away outside so eggs and stuff don't remain in the house.
I also recommend washing your linens and anywhere the animals lay. Good luck.

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