|Barked: Fri Jul 12, '13 7:49am PST |
|Aside from treating the pets and using borax do you:
1) Vacuum all furniture and carpeting daily and thoroughly?
2) Treat the yard with a product that kills fleas?
3) Wash all of the pet bedding regularly (at least weekly)?
Putting pieces of a flea collar in your vacuum bag may help kill the fleas you vacuum up. Fleas hide everywhere so it is important to vacuum things like the insides of the sofa with a crevice tool and to vacuum pillows, mattresses, and other upholstered items and stuffed toys that can not be washed. washing everything that can possibly be washed is also helpful and if you treat the pets and the house but not the yard, as fast as you get rid of them your pets and even the people in the house will bring them back in on their coats and clothing. We used Ortho Max once in the spring and again in the fall last year, then again this spring and we haven't had an issue with fleas. We also use Advantix II on our pups but I know it isn't safe around cats. Advantage which works only on fleas is available for both dogs and cats but the choice of what type of flea control to use is between you and your vet. Knee- hi's filled with cedar chips and placed in the sofa, under the mattresses, and in dog bedding can also help control fleas. It may take several weeks to get them under control even with these steps but it is certainly worth it. Good Luck and I hope this helps, I know it did for us the last time we had a major flea outbreak, thankfully it has been years because of the steps we take to prevent them.
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