I think so....(touch wood, fingers crossed and all that!) We got back from a 2 week holiday yesterday and it seems ok.
In the end we used about 5 cans of indorex, stronghold on the cat and some advocate two weeks later. Cost a fortune.
I really do hope we have cracked it, its a nightmare. I would use 3 cans of indorex in one go, treating the worst rooms first and treat the cat with something other than frontline. Oh, and don't forget the car! Good luck
Did you solve it? I'm having same problem, flea bombs, frontline, indorex, helped situation but not solved. Still gettin them jumping on me n kids, its awful. Sat itching as I type makes me mad when I see em on kids. Got two more cans of indorex on way n more frontline. More expense but right now I would pay anything to get rid. It's been 3 weeks now x
Oh cuddle toys?! Fuuuuuuuck! I might just use it as an opportunity to get rid of some....can they go in the washing machine? (Apart from both Ds's precious ones. Those will need to be very very carefully handwashed.
You'll need to wash all cuddly toys on a 60 wash, for some reason they will hang around them, spray all the edges of the rooms, into any cracks in the skirting boards, under rugs, spray the edges of lino or all laminate, under beds, hoover the sofa and spray loads into the corners and edge under the cushions, especially if the animals sleep on the sofa, there will be tons of eggs there. You literally have to get everywhere.
We had them bad last year after Frontlining for years, I acclaimed every 2 weeks, did it about three times and gave the cats 2 months of Program to break the lifecycle before switching to Advocate. Have been flea free since.
grumpla I sprayed some indorex in the Hoover. I've washed all bedding, hoovered mattresses, got rid if my rug, washed a lot of clothes (but not everything, that would take me weeks, should I start now), sprayed indorex and acclaim and used stronghold on cat. Plus there are traps everywhere....going to Hoover the Hell out if the car today as well as the house again.
How long did it take until you all stopped seeing fleas?
Shit, do I really need to do all the clothes? That might just push me over the edge! I have to say I'm feeling better (despite finding a flea on me at 6am) the ones I am finding are dopey and I can catch them, also I don't seem to be getting them in the traps anymore.
makescakes its just vile isn't it, I took Ds swimming yesterday and after his lesson there was a flea in his hair, it must have been there the entire time? That was a 'phone dh and sob' moment...
How much was rentokil sighing (desperatly hoping I've almost cracked it though!)
I think there's a lot of it about this year, I was using Frontline on my cats but it just didn't seem to be working. I have done the carpets/house with RIP Flea/Acclaim every other week for 2 months & switched to these collars (recommended by a Mumsnetter) Flea collars
We are now flea free!
I buy household flea spray online, much cheaper than the vets.
We had fucking awful fleas when ds was 4 weeks old (just what you need after a c sec). Use Advocate, it's a bloody miracle stuff. Let cat go everywhere that's infested so the fleas get dosed and repeat in 4 weeks. Keep hoovering, wash being and things at 60. Stay positive.
Sounds like you're doing everything right and it will work. Due to the lifecycle, it takes up to two weeks to eradicate them as the Indorex only works on eggs and fleas and doesn't affect the pupae, so you need to wait for all the pupae to hatch out before they're truly gone for good. Vacuuming can help speed this up as the vibrations encourage it.