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wonderingsoul Thu 22-Dec-16 18:27:16

Due to fucking fleas

Iv had this probelm for a few months.. at one point got rid if them then they reapeared.
Iv spent well over a 150 on stuff.
Iv treated cat.. she had begun to lose hair and done the whole flat every week

Today i moved my bed out to clean under it. Steam mop it and to spray and bomb the place again

My partner is also allergic to them so gets bit and its not v pleasent at all. The past 2 3 weeks hea only got a xouple of bites so i think im winning

But after today if thia doesnt work im seriousely going to cry.

The cat has NO fleas on her at all. Her fur has grown back i am at a lose to what else to do. Shes eveb a inside fucking cat so no idea how she got em them in the first place.
I also have one of thouse lamps that the fuckers are suppossed to be attravted to.. 20 quid and the fucker dont work or the fuckers are smart.
Iv tried sprays.. floggera... powder.. bombs.. all sorts of brands.

So hellllppp please munsnet... what other ideas have u got

PickAChew Thu 22-Dec-16 18:29:24

Can they be sulphur bombed? Your house will stink forever but it'll be interesting when you do burn it down.

YetAnotherUser Thu 22-Dec-16 18:29:31

Get the place fumigated?

Hellmouth Thu 22-Dec-16 18:30:26

With the flea spray, are you doing each room one at a time, with the doors for each room closed? Do one room, wait for it to dry, do the next. Also, it's really hard to see fleas on cats sometimes so you need to treat her for it anyway

PinkSwimGoggles Thu 22-Dec-16 18:31:05

get rid of the cat?

CoraPirbright Thu 22-Dec-16 18:31:38

Good grief don't try to deal with this yourself! Once initial attempts have failed, it's time to call in the professionals!

TheWitTank Thu 22-Dec-16 18:32:08

Get a professional in to fumigate it for you. It will probably end up costing less than endless treatments that don't work.

missyB1 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:33:14

My friend had to call the professionals in to do her house in the end, but it was horrendously expensive. Might be worth phoning up for a few quotes though?

TheWitTank Thu 22-Dec-16 18:33:17

laurzj82 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:33:36

Yy to getting it done professionally. Our local council do it for half the price of rentokil

Katy07 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:34:39

You or your partner are probably bringing them back from somewhere outside - they can easily jump onto humans and stay alive sad
And if you steam mop apparently (per my vet) it actually encourages them by making them hatch so you're better off just hoovering thoroughly (and getting rid of the bag outside & cleaning the hoover). Do under the skirting boards as well. Any cracks. Don't forget the curtains.

sj257 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:36:52

What spot on treatments have you used? Did you get one from the vets? We have 4 cats and they all got them, frontline didn't touch them. The stuff from the vets got rid completely from the cats and then from the house as they jump on them then die. Cats must be allowed everywhere in the house though in order for this to happen.

alyse Thu 22-Dec-16 18:43:02

Have you tried spraying the house with Indorex? That's the only thing that worked for me - apparently, it kills the larvae and the prevents the eggs from hatching, and lasts up to a year if you spray it on the carpets, and in the crevices.

I sprayed the whole house (get a face mask from somewhere like B&Q, just in case), making sure that I got all of those areas the hoover might not get close enough to, like the skirting boards; dosed the cats every week with Advantage (Frontline didn't touch them); and then combed the cats every day to get rid of the fleas they had.

Took a couple of weeks to clear the cats, but it worked and they didn't get re-infected from fleas hatching in the skirting boards. This was after months of misery.

wonderingsoul Thu 22-Dec-16 18:43:49

I have phoned around a few companies and there qouting between 150 and 200....something i dont have right now.

Iv been doing rooms one by one... doors shut... flea powder the carpet almost daily (Fyi.. it gets other odors out to... )
Im 100 percent sure cat has no fleas. Shes white with v short hair. And the fact that her fur has grown back beacyse shes not biting her self im confident shes safe though i have done her with a spray that can be used weekly as a treatment and pre antative
I really dont want to get rid of her. She has such personalty.
This is the shit ball that started it.

TheWitTank Thu 22-Dec-16 18:48:14

I don't have cats anymore, but shared a house with SIL for about a year and she had two who invested the downstairs of the house. In the end I ripped up the carpet completely and started again. Cats were banned from main rooms and had beds/feed etc in the boot room (very cozy).

wonderingsoul Thu 22-Dec-16 18:48:22

Not tried frontline as iv heard its shit... but apperently wverything iv used so far has been too. I dont really fancy jail time for arsson... though some one cooking for me and the peace sounds lovely...

So in the new year ill get the professonals in. Seeing if the council can do a cheaper deal is a good idea. Dp thinks were bringing them in as hes not being bit nealy as much as before.

TheWitTank Thu 22-Dec-16 18:48:38

Infested no invested!

e1y1 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:52:15

get rid of the cat?

YY to this, when the DC get nits, I get rid of them hmm.

Probably time to see the vet for the cat, and professional fumigation for the house.

sj257 Thu 22-Dec-16 18:55:33


wonderingsoul Thu 22-Dec-16 18:59:15

I cant re treat the cat with back of the neck stuff for another month because shes allready been done and over loading them with loads of different ones is bad em iv been told. Though i can use this spexial spray every couple of days.
Yy to vets. Ill get her checked again to make sure shes well n covered. I habe a vet friend whos said their stuff is mainly the same as shop stuff but did give me a few to stay away from.

sj257 Thu 22-Dec-16 19:00:29

I got used the stronghold 2 weeks after frontline, vet said it was OK

bookwormnerd Thu 22-Dec-16 19:02:54

Comfortis is fantastic. Its a pill from vets. They take and fleas drop down dead very quickly as starts to work in half an hour. We did this with our cats and sorted problem on carpets very quickly as every time bit the cats they fell off dead. Our vet also suggests indorex spray which you spray once and lasts for a year

HeddaGabbler Thu 22-Dec-16 19:03:51

Have you been to the vet? We got prescribed some great flea treatment and it sorted it out. That plus covering the house in indorex twice. I also blasted the inside of the Hoover with indorex and put a flea collar in there.

bookwormnerd Thu 22-Dec-16 19:04:07

Will just add we found comfortis much more effective for our cats as spot ons never worked to long for them

Badcat666 Thu 22-Dec-16 19:08:19

Oh I third, forth and fifth Indorex!!! Bloody miracle worker!!! Need to do another spray as heating is now on. Kills the bastards deaded and they don't come back. Can lasts ages.

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