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flea infestataion help needed

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sleeplessinderbyshire Sun 03-Jul-11 08:47:05

Have 2 cats who go outside and kill mice, stupidly not defleaed them for ages. I got bites 3 weeks ago treated the cats with frontline and sprayed everywhere. We've just been away for 2 weeks (cats not in house). Last night I got at least 20 bites sat on the sofa and another 20 or so in bed. found 4 live fleas in the bed today. feel sick with it. yuk yuk. off to pets at home as soon as they open to get some more spray or a flea bomb. fortunately DD had not been bitten at all but I am covered in bites and even DH who never gets bitten has a few. Debating if to get rentokil in tomorrow when they are pen. Vet said frontline and spray would be enough. what do I do about the bedding? Fleas can't live in my clothes can they?

Lizcat Mon 04-Jul-11 18:24:50

This a really common scenario as fleas need vibrations for them to hatch so a whole load have been waiting for you to come home. You need a flea spray that has a residual effect like Acclaim. All the bedding etc put in the washing machine and was at at least 40. Finally buy a flea collar and put it in your hover so it kills fleas as they are hovered up.

ditavonteesed Mon 04-Jul-11 18:27:44

wash bedding at 60 or 90, if it were me i would bin it and buy some new (we had an infestations a few years ago, made me feel ill) flea bombs are good. cats should be ok if frontlined so its just the ones in the house.

SparklyCloud Mon 04-Jul-11 23:36:50

Cats are covered, its the eggs in the house hatching. Flea bombs the best i believe.
Dont need to destroy the bedding!

ravenAK Mon 04-Jul-11 23:41:13

Use Nuvan Staykil or Acclaim & hoover vigorously both beforehand & the day after. Bedding on a hot wash.

It's a pain - dd2 is the tastiest thing in this house - she's 3 & her back is covered with bites atm sad

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