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toomuchicecream Tue 27-Nov-12 21:51:01

Never had them till moving to this house so suspect they may have been left by previous owners' cats. Have used Frontline on the cat - what do I do (if anything) with the carpets, sofa etc??

Nigglenaggle Tue 27-Nov-12 22:15:29

Indorex spray, it's over the counter from your vet. Be careful if you have fish or cage birds!

Nanny0gg Tue 27-Nov-12 23:15:42

And hoover. hoover and hoover again.
Especially around the edges of carpets and under radiatiors.

FriedSprout Tue 27-Nov-12 23:17:51

Can second Indorex. Bought via Amazon I think. Only thing that worked first time.

bitsnbobs Wed 28-Nov-12 16:51:58

If they won't go away get a flea bomb I saw them for sale in pets at home.

toomuchicecream Wed 28-Nov-12 20:31:12

Thank you all - off shopping...

specialsubject Thu 29-Nov-12 12:29:11

vet stuff only (pricey as it is) - the over the counter stuff doesn't work. Each room needs to be sprayed and then vacated for a couple of hours by all life forms including the cat.

best of British.. .:-)

worldgonecrazy Thu 29-Nov-12 12:31:58

If you have young children I'd suggest hoovering and washing everything above 60 degrees.

The spray stuff works and keeps on working. I used it once along the edges of a carpet and spiders and woodlice were still dropping dead 6 months later. It's powerful stuff. I haven't used it since.

Teatree oil can work as a preventative too - rub it into your hands and then stroke your cat as normal.

Nigglenaggle Thu 29-Nov-12 19:33:21

Go for the hoovering in addition to other things but dont forget it will only suck them up and not kill them - the bag or bagless contents then need to go in a plastic bag and in the outside bin. Otherwise they will hop back out....

Nigglenaggle Thu 29-Nov-12 19:34:34

Also second the washing at 60c, but tea tree oil will do nowt - if the fleas don't come while they've got it on then they weren't coming anyway.

lagoonhaze Thu 29-Nov-12 19:37:34

Indorex (online I got two cans for same price as one from vets) and stronghold. Frontline not working these days

Nanny0gg Fri 30-Nov-12 12:26:13

True - all other bug life will die too. Good job it's winter.

ISeeThreadPeople Fri 30-Nov-12 12:30:00

Frontline definitely isn't working anymore and there have been terrible flea problems in the last couple of years as they're just immune.

toomuchicecream Fri 30-Nov-12 21:52:57

What are you using on your cat other than Frontline then? When the cat had his annual injections at Easter the vet gave him something to last 6 months, so that's now run out I used the Frontline the vet had recommended in the past, but if there's something better out there now...

ISeeThreadPeople Fri 30-Nov-12 21:57:39

Same as lagoonhaze said, we use stronghold.

Whojamaflip Fri 30-Nov-12 21:58:27

Stick a flea collar in the hoover too - it will kill any of the little blighters you do suck up and stop them hopping back out again grin

lagoonhaze Sun 02-Dec-12 22:32:41

Basically they have become immune to frontline. Vet admitted not working and I was cross as we got a pack from vets only recently prior to them telling us. Changed to stronghold and then did a full indorax of house just over a year ago. Not seen a single flea since (touch wood)

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