View Full Version : Major flea problem with my cats
06-29-2006, 09:18 PM
I'm at my wits end trying to get rid of the fleas in my apartment. I have 2 cats and all of a sudden about a month ago I noticed some fleas on them so right away I went to the vet and got the advantage. I treated them both and it's been about 3 weeks and I've noticed no change. I've done flea powder on my carpet, borax on my carpet, bathed the cats, flea combed the cats, I did the advantage I don't know what else to do. We even had a bug guy come and spray our apartment. I find fleas in my bed, on me, in the carpet, on the couch, in my kitchen. Its GROSS! How do I get rid of them it's driving me and DH crazy. I'm tired of being bitten so I can imagine the cats are miserable too. TIA!
06-29-2006, 10:00 PM
if it's that bad...you probably only have the choices of extermination by a professional or bombing the house and treating the cats prior to removing them for the treatment. been there, done that...i don't want to ever deal with that again
06-29-2006, 10:18 PM
Try frontline. You may want to bathe your kitties prior to putting it on. Then, leave them in the bathroom to dry off while you go out into the main areas and vacumm, etc.
06-30-2006, 12:26 AM
if you're going to do frontline...it is most effective when you bathe two days before or after application of the frontline...that time period allows the product to be fully absorbed.
06-30-2006, 03:46 AM
You'll need to do the borax in the carpet at least a couple of times, because the eggs hatch and the cycle repeats itself. Make sure you throw away the vacuum bag each time you vacuum it up. Wash all of your bedclothes in hot water, possibly a couple of times. What really, really helped us was the Raid flea spray. I've only found it in one store, but it's with all of the other Raid products and in a purple can, IIRC. Spray it all over everything- mattress, carpets, chairs, couches, etc. Trust me, it'll help. We had a horrible flea problem at our last apartment, I was bitten to high hell, and the Raid really did the trick. Just make sure to have all the windows open and if possible, take your cats out of the place for the day, just in case.
06-30-2006, 05:13 AM
Thank you all. We are talking to our apartment office today to see if they can bring in a professional to spray or bomb the apartment. I would love the bathe my cats as I would think that would help a lot but when the few times I've tried they go NUTS, they HATE HATE HATE bath time. The other day we tried and Cleo my youngest got so out of control that she scratched DH eye. So I dont' think I want to be trying it again b/c I feel like were going to give them a heart attack if we tried it again, :confused: Anyways we'll see what happens after they spray. I sure hope it works b/c this is horriable.
06-30-2006, 01:20 PM
We got an apt. with a professional coming in to bomb/spray our apartment on Thursday. I so hope this works!
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