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jellybelly701 Wed 13-Aug-14 12:26:39

This past couple of weeks my DP and I haven bitten like crazy at home. This week I have received over 30 bites to just one leg I have about the same amount on the other one too.

I have noticed the insects are jumping around and look like fleas. But we do not have any pets. Foxes are unable to get into the garden and I have never seen a cat around.

I'm unsure of what to do, I do not want to spray harmful chemicals or use powders as my 9 month old DS will be in the house but of course I don't want fleas either!

Any ideas MNers?

Have you lived in the house long? They may be eggs laid from a previous flea infestation, apparently the vibrations of people walking around + warm conditions can make them hatch.

jellybelly701 Wed 13-Aug-14 14:01:02

I've lived here for about 6 months now, surely they couldn't stay dormant for that long?

ykyyu Sat 06-Sep-14 16:14:20

It was over 16 years ago it happened to me at work. Not as bad as your experience. I reported to the council and they brought in a machine to check the office. So have your contacted the local council to see if they may help. Good luck

pepperfish Sun 23-Nov-14 18:42:15

This time of year is classic for fleas to start re-emerging! Any eggs hiding in the carpets will start to hatch when the central heating goes on in the winter.

The larvae can survive for several months and Gilbert was right - movement, heat & moisture will reawaken them. I wonder if this might be what's happened in your case!

I would go to your local vets and ask for their most trusted household spray. Wash all bedding, curtains, sofa covers etc on a hot wash, and keep hoovering daily (spray out the Hoover too). You might need to repeat every few weeks, to completely clear the problem.

At the end of the spring, do one more house spray, just to clear any lingering tough nut eggs before the weather warms up.

I hope that helps!

(I'm a Vet Nurse, most of my consultations at this time of the year are flea related!)

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