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Buck
08-04-2010, 07:19 AM
I am at my grandmothers house in Ocean City, MD. She has 2 cats and a major flea problem. I have gotten bit around 50 times in the 7 days or so that I've been here.

Anyways, the exterminators have a 90 day plan that costs $375 that they guarantee will get rid of the fleas.

I know thats a lot, but I am leaving her house in 3 days, and she won't be able to bomb the place by herself over and over again.

Does anyone have any tips or stories about how they got rid of them?

Sofa King
08-04-2010, 07:19 AM
Burn the house down. Buy her a new house. no cats.

DMAC
08-04-2010, 07:22 AM
vacuum with a bagless like every 2 hours and empty and wash it out.

frontline the cats.

oh, and antifreeze

Buck
08-04-2010, 07:25 AM
Burn the house down. Buy her a new house. no cats.

Not happening

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C-Mac
08-04-2010, 07:26 AM
vacuum with a bagless like every 2 hours and empty and wash it out.

frontline the cats.

oh, and antifreeze


This...with less antifreeze and less vacuuming

Frontline is the cats meow.

CosmicPal
08-04-2010, 07:26 AM
Step 1

Get rid of fleas on your pet. Fleas usually come into your home on the body of a warm-blooded creature such as your dog or cat, then multiply.

Step 2

Religiously clean surfaces where your dog or cat spends the most time. These are the areas where fleas, eggs, larvae and pupae are most likely to be found. This includes cleaning concrete floors in basements and garages.

Step 3

Vacuum carpets thoroughly and often. Even if you already have an active infestation, vacuuming can pick up adult fleas as well as pupae.

Step 4

Use flea granules in the nap of your carpet. These can be applied once a year and remain active for the whole year. They are safe and effective.

Step 5

Spray carpets with an insecticide such as micro-encapsulated pyrethrins. Repeated applications may be necessary. Use chemicals with caution and read labels carefully.

Step 6

Combine the insecticide (which will kill adult fleas) with a growth regulator, which will break the life cycle of the flea. Follow directions carefully.

Step 7

Call a pest control company if your efforts are unsuccessful. Such companies are well-equipped to deal with flea infestations

DMAC
08-04-2010, 07:26 AM
...and mow the yard.

blaise
08-04-2010, 07:26 AM
vacuum with a bagless like every 2 hours and empty and wash it out.

frontline the cats.

oh, and antifreeze

What he said. If you keep them off the cats they won't have anywhere to reproduce. The vet quality stuff is effective.

Sofa King
08-04-2010, 07:28 AM
Not happening



you could always rebuild on the same spot.

and nice grandchild would burn her house down, and rebuild her a new one.

Buck
08-04-2010, 07:28 AM
What he said. If you keep them off the cats they won't have anywhere to reproduce. The vet quality stuff is effective.

They've been using Frontline for a few months now and still have them. Plus they've been feeding off of the humans here too, but they don't stay on us like they do cats I guess. I could upload a pic of my feet but you'd all probably puke.

DMAC
08-04-2010, 07:33 AM
They've been using Frontline for a few months now and still have them. Plus they've been feeding off of the humans here too, but they don't stay on us like they do cats I guess. I could upload a pic of my feet but you'd all probably puke.It takes a serious dedication to vacuuming.

philfree
08-04-2010, 07:34 AM
Fleas suck but how does one get rid of whip worms in his yard. So far I can't find a cure. We can cure the dog and clean the pen but apparently there is no way to get this nasty things out of the ground. I'm going to go bleach the pen here in a minute and that should clean them out of there but I have no way to get these things out of my yard except removing the infected dirt and replacing it with uninfected dirt. :huh::cuss:Fuggin whip worms....


PhilFree:arrow:

Mile High Mania
08-04-2010, 07:34 AM
Cover yourself in peanut butter... sleep nude on the floor for a few hours and you should collect them all by the time you wake up. Send pics to GoChiefs.

Hog Farmer
08-04-2010, 07:40 AM
Fleas only bite ghey people.

Bane
08-04-2010, 07:42 AM
:D

Nzoner
08-04-2010, 07:42 AM
Have you checked the internet for any flea circuses in the vicinity?








Seriously,the problem sucks,had it many years ago and just had to flea bomb the hell out of the place.

Sofa King
08-04-2010, 07:49 AM
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Buck
08-04-2010, 07:50 AM
Here's my feet.

Sofa King
08-04-2010, 07:50 AM
http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas

http://www.fleascontrol.com/

Buck
08-04-2010, 07:52 AM
You guys, I can look up how to get rid of fleas on google too. I wanted to know first hand experience from people on ChiefsPlanet. I tend to trust people I know on here more than google.

Sofa King
08-04-2010, 08:01 AM
You guys, I can look up how to get rid of fleas on google too. I wanted to know first hand experience from people on ChiefsPlanet. I tend to trust people I know on here more than google.

The only time i've been in a house that got flees, we put stuff on the cats, bombed the house, washed the carpets, and washed the cats.

problem was solved. but it wasn't as bad as your feet say yours is.

Mile High Mania
08-04-2010, 08:11 AM
Sounds like you need to wash everything that can be washed... take things to the cleaners, take the pets outside and douse them with flea killing dip a few times, cover the yard and outside of the house with flea killing stuff...

Then, stay somewhere else for 2 days and flea-bomb that house a few times...

The house needs to be on lockdown...you need to up the ante on the spray, dips, etc and hope for the best. They're both inside and outside that house, if you don't treat the outside, you're pissing in the wind.

Hog Farmer
08-04-2010, 08:12 AM
Try drinking a quart of antifreeze. They say the fleas won't bite you if you have it in your bloodstream.

Bane
08-04-2010, 08:15 AM
Try drinking a quart of antifreeze. They say the fleas won't bite you if you have it in your bloodstream.
:thumb:

And quit rooting for the goddamn Chargless and they'll probably just leave you alone.Even the fleas are picking on you for being a Chargless fan.LMAO

Dayze
08-04-2010, 08:29 AM
I'll never invite him over to my crib again either.

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mikeyis4dcats.
08-04-2010, 08:31 AM
some fleas seem to be developing resistance to Frontline. switch to another product.

Use a combo of Sectrol and Precor to kill them and keep the eggs from hatching.

boogblaster
08-04-2010, 08:47 AM
vaccum then use chemical .. put the cats outside where they belong ....

Demonpenz
08-04-2010, 09:04 AM
spike his herion

DaneMcCloud
08-04-2010, 09:07 AM
Our nanny had a problem a few weeks back with some stray cats that were living on their porch. The cats had major fleas and the fleas moved to the house.

She called Animal Control to remove the cats but that isn't an option for you. I'd suggest taking them to the vet and have them thoroughly washed and de-flead. THEN use Frontline. Frontline doesn't do any good really if the cats are already infected.

The second thing would be to call other exterminators, not just one. Our nanny called the service we use monthly and for $100, they eliminated all of the fleas in her house in one afternoon (they had to be out of the home for 4 hours).

Once the fleas are eliminated, I'd recommend that your grandmother enlist a local exterminator for monthly service, if she can afford it.

Good luck!

Pestilence
08-04-2010, 09:24 AM
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sparkky
08-04-2010, 09:31 AM
in addition to the bombs and vacuuming try a shallow pan like a cookie sheet or cake pan with some water and dish soap stirred in.

set the pans on the floor under a table lamp, especially at nite and near the cats sleeping areas.

in real bad cases, the water will be coated in dead, black fleas over night.

stupid as it sounds, it really works. the fleas are attracted to the light and heat and once they get in the soapy water they can't jump out.

just try it and report back.

Param
08-04-2010, 09:31 AM
Sounds like you need to wash everything that can be washed... take things to the cleaners, take the pets outside and douse them with flea killing dip a few times, cover the yard and outside of the house with flea killing stuff...

Then, stay somewhere else for 2 days and flea-bomb that house a few times...

The house needs to be on lockdown...you need to up the ante on the spray, dips, etc and hope for the best. They're both inside and outside that house, if you don't treat the outside, you're pissing in the wind.

That's pretty much it. And to add you have to wash the cat multiple times with flea shampoo. It helps if you have a standing shower with a door(so the cats cannot escape. You have to wash everything that you can. And the items in the house that cannot be washed I would recommend a febreeze type flea spray to spray the couches, etc. that cannot be washed. You can flea bomb the house yourself. With that size house you probably need at least 6. Everyone has to be out of the house for a few hours. It's a lot of work, but it can be done.

TrebMaxx
08-04-2010, 09:52 AM
in addition to the bombs and vacuuming try a shallow pan like a cookie sheet or cake pan with some water and dish soap stirred in.

set the pans on the floor under a table lamp, especially at nite and near the cats sleeping areas.

in real bad cases, the water will be coated in dead, black fleas over night.

stupid as it sounds, it really works. the fleas are attracted to the light and heat and once they get in the soapy water they can't jump out.

just try it and report back.

We did that one time when we moved into a a rental that was infested. It did get a bunch of them but we still had to get the carpets cleaned.

munkey
08-04-2010, 10:06 AM
Here's my feet.


ugh...cut those toe nails

Buck
08-04-2010, 10:08 AM
ugh...cut those toe nails

I cut them like every two weeks, quit your bitching. I was at the beach all yesterday so they are sort of dirty because of the sand.

Eat my ass.

Fish
08-04-2010, 10:08 AM
Light the carpet.. and the cats... on fire for approximately 2 minutes.

Stinger
08-04-2010, 10:17 AM
Light the carpet.. and the cats... on fire for approximately 2 minutes.

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Dylan
08-04-2010, 10:35 AM
Anti-Freeze

sprinkle it around

MOhillbilly
08-04-2010, 10:46 AM
You guys, I can look up how to get rid of fleas on google too. I wanted to know first hand experience from people on ChiefsPlanet. I tend to trust people I know on here more than google.

ive raised thousands of fowl and a few canines.

permethrin 10% mix in sprayer with 2 tablespoons dish washing soap. spray entire area. Repeat in 2 weeks.
this is the go to for fleas,mites,and lice infestations.

rotenone - for you who are having trouble w/ beatles,loppers,grubs,ect.

Otter
08-04-2010, 10:48 AM
Slap grandma for bringing in stray animals to such a sweet pad.

Tell grandma to make sure their fleas and not bed bugs. Bed bugs are making a huge comeback all over the US.

DMAC
08-04-2010, 11:45 AM
ive raised thousands of fowl and a few canines.

permethrin 10% mix in sprayer with 2 tablespoons dish washing soap. spray entire area. Repeat in 2 weeks.
this is the go to for fleas,mites,and lice infestations.

rotenone - for you who are having trouble w/ beatles,loppers,grubs,ect.

What about camel crickets?

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MOhillbilly
08-04-2010, 11:57 AM
What about camel crickets?

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Id go with a permethrin 10% it is broad spectrum enough to kill most and insect.

joesomebody
08-04-2010, 12:02 PM
Check out diatomaceous earth for your the yard especially. It works indoors too, but it is most effective outside since it's so cheap and non-toxic to animals.

Basically it is like super-fine powder that is made from fossilized shells and it wears through the skin of insects (like fleas) and causes them to dehydrate. The stuff works as long as it's physically in the area, so can last up to a year or more.

It works great inside too, but be sure to rub it into the carpets.

It can be found at most feed stores. It also is a great thing to mix with pet food, as it is a terrific non-toxic wormer.

sandynme
08-04-2010, 12:17 PM
you leave and take her with you,fleas will follow moron...now go tell on me ya baby