Cleaner and fleas question

(17 Posts)
Guardsman18 Wed 22-Jan-20 14:30:19

Hi. I have just had a txt from cleaner to say that her and her colleague have been bitten quite badly so I may want to de flea my dog.

She was given a treatment about 3 weeks ago, sleeps with me and isn't scratching.

Does this sound likely? I don't want to just dismiss it but apart from the vets and apologising, I don't know what to do!

Any advice anyone? Thank you

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Soubriquet Wed 22-Jan-20 14:34:37

I doubt it’s your fault if you aren’t being bitten

Guardsman18 Wed 22-Jan-20 14:52:56

What makes you so sure Soubriquet? Not sure whether to ring the vet.

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LochJessMonster Wed 22-Jan-20 15:01:04

Take your dog to a hard laminate/tile floor. Get them to lay down and give them a good scratch all over. Use a white kitchen paper towel and wipe over the floor where you have just been.
If she has fleas you should see lots of flea dirt (dark dots) on the paper towel.

You can also check the dog - focus on the hair around the back of the neck, or under the legs.

PigletJohn Wed 22-Jan-20 15:06:48

Possibly your cleaner has a reaction and you don't.

Guardsman18 Thu 23-Jan-20 14:10:37

I can't see any! Do fleas live on in bedding and furnishings even if dog has had treatment?

I don't know whether to apologise, ring the council pest control or both.

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PigletJohn Thu 23-Jan-20 14:54:46

There can be eggs and insects in the carpet, that will jump up when a host walks by. They usually bite ankles and lower legs. Frequent thorough vacuuming, preferably using an upright with beater action, reduces their numbers, or you can use a spray.

Spot-on treatments reduce these lurkers, because they will die after they jump onto a treated host.


screamingvalhalla Thu 23-Jan-20 15:11:24

If the cleaner goes to other properties what is there to say it's from your dog and not somewhere else ? It can take a little while for bites to itch
Sounds like you are considerate and regular with treatment , give the house a good spray , get a can from your vet and ask his advice

LaurieFairyCake Thu 23-Jan-20 16:09:01

What are you using?

There's only a couple that are effective I think - advocate ? And bravecta?

Wolfiefan Thu 23-Jan-20 16:10:35

How do they know they were bitten at your property?? But yes do check what you’re using. Frontline (as an example) is useless.

Guardsman18 Thu 23-Jan-20 16:47:11

She has Nexo... from the vet. Can anyone recommend a spray please?

I feel awful about it. I have a bite on my hand that must be fleas! I swear I haven't had anything since just now.

Should I throw away her blankets?

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Wolfiefan Thu 23-Jan-20 16:54:20

What’s nexo? Not a product I have heard of. Spray or shampoo or spot on?

Guardsman18 Thu 23-Jan-20 17:12:06

It's Nexogard. Tablet form. Someone has suggested spraying the house with Indoorex?

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TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Thu 23-Jan-20 17:20:01

Yeah I've had to treat my house with Indorex twice, seperate properties on separate occasions. It's very easy and very effective so I'd give that a go just on case. I'd apologise to cleaner, say you had treated the pet, but that you will treat the house and dog again. Don't be embarrassed, it's just one of those things with pets!

Guardsman18 Thu 23-Jan-20 17:32:49

Thanks Lovely. Indorex it is. I'll do that with cleaner. Hope she's ok with that!

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Wolfiefan Thu 23-Jan-20 19:08:30

I use nexgard and we have never had fleas. Right dose? Not out of date??

PigletJohn Thu 23-Jan-20 19:08:56

blankets in the washing machine and tumble drier will kill them. But they will get reinfested (so will replacements if you buy new)

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