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Unread 07-11-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fleas again

Hate to keep harping on this. I am vacuuming where Lucy tends to lay every day and I am doing extra laundry. I 'almost' have the flea life cycle memorized I am wonder at the timing of my 'death by drowning routine'. Do I need to do everything all at once?
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When my cat brought in fleas, I literally washed EVERYTHING in the house, including my daughters stuffed toys, cushions, towels, clothes, cushion coveres, blankets - basically everything I owned in hot water. I think I had the washer going for atleast 3 days straight washing everything.. Then I would vacuum the house top to bottom, not forgetting moldings, vents, inside the couch, everywhere - then dump the vaccuum right away... I threw out old carpets. And I treated the house with a flea treament.. I only had to do what the bottle described.. Haven't had fleas since (knock on wood)..

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techie.... check out this web site. stopthefleas.com lots of great information.

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Techie you just have to keep on top of it! I also gave you good advice where it was chemical free re the steam cleaning it does work and they are great for lots of different cleaning from the bath room to the kitchen! Good luck ATB
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A great way to kill off fleas is to purchase a couple cat flea collars. Cut them up into pieces and place them in the cushions of your couch, inside your vacuum bag or bin, and anywhere that has soft surfaces that are difficult to wash. =D
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I am serving cheese with my whines now. I will put cat flea collars on the list to get this weekend. I am washing everything still. Don't know what I will do about the beds yet. I am spot vacuuming everyday.
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To be quite honest we had them quite a bit when we had cat. touch wood not with the dogs. i would strip the beds wash them then everything else got sprayed beds pillow couches curtins all over the carpets and skirting boards. tiled, lino or hard floors got bleached all done in the same day. then a couple of days later i would hoover. it done the trick until the next time. i was very nieve back then i'm talking 20 years ago and it didn't enter my mind that if i treated the cats i wouldn't get the fleas der.

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That's what I am afraid of...having to strip the beds.... We have electric bed pads and light comforters still on in addition to Chenille bedspreads and bed shirts. My husband isn't available until Friday to take me to a laundromat.
Do fleas get into pillows too?
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Sounds like another member mbyron has fleas too now! What a pain in the anatomy!
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That's what I am afraid of...having to strip the beds.... We have electric bed pads and light comforters still on in addition to Chenille bedspreads and bed shirts. My husband isn't available until Friday to take me to a laundromat.
Do fleas get into pillows too?
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Sadly yes fleas can get in pillows too unless they are the memory foam type! Most pillows can be washed though. Wash the lot! ATB
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