i need some serious flea help :-((38 Posts)
Ok its a nightmare, my bedroom is awful. Here is what I have done:
Stronghold on cat
Acclaim sprayed whole house
Used entire can of indorex in my bedroom
Washed bedding etc
I'm STILL seeing them
I have two more cans of indorex on their way, but is it normal to still be seeing them after all of that?
I'm at my wits end, I can't sleep as it icks me so much, we are going on holiday in two weeks and its just awful.
What else can I do? Help please, I am truly desperate
Is it ok to put cat in our room so they bite him and then die?!
Thanks for any help, I need it!
Also (sorry for disjointed posts) I "quarantined" clean stuff in sealed bin liners with a sprinkle of flea powder stuff in each.
<mutters> I just washed cat and human bedding at 60, combed them with a flea comb, hoovered thoroughly twice and sprayed the rug and skirting with acclaim.
Ir was only when we used advocate that they went away.
just what you need post partum
I'm going to get rid of most of the soft toys I think, they just sit there anyway and I've been trying to get Ds to get rid for a while (he's a hoarder in training it appears)
Off to the vet in an hour, more money!
Only seeing them in dds room now (poor dd, I've set up loads of traps though)
I'm going on my honeymoon in two weeks, I should be excited and packing and instead I'm dealing with these little Bastards!
You have my sympathy makescakes that must have been a total nightmare with a newborn.
Thanks so much for all your help BTW, I bloody love Mumsnet!
Did you solve it? I'm having same problem, flea bombs, frontline, indorex, helped situation but not solved. Still gettin them jumping on me n kids, its awful. Sat itching as I type makes me mad when I see em on kids. Got two more cans of indorex on way n more frontline. More expense but right now I would pay anything to get rid. It's been 3 weeks now x
I'm hooverin like a mad woman, washed everything, pulled carpet up in room, cats been outside for 3 weeks, no bites though x
I think so....(touch wood, fingers crossed and all that!) We got back from a 2 week holiday yesterday and it seems ok.
In the end we used about 5 cans of indorex, stronghold on the cat and some advocate two weeks later. Cost a fortune.
I really do hope we have cracked it, its a nightmare. I would use 3 cans of indorex in one go, treating the worst rooms first and treat the cat with something other than frontline. Oh, and don't forget the car! Good luck
Oh you need the cat inside! Once its been treated it's your flea killing machine!
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Hi, Can I spray Indorex on soft toys? My daughter has nearly 200 of them, and the cat has definitely walked amongst them. I haven't seen fleas on them but I want to be sure. I can't wash 200 toys, so can I safely spray them with Indorex? Does anyone know ?
Reading all this is making me laugh - with relief because it's exactly what I'm dealing with right now. And it's so much better than the crying I've been doing!
Having the same problem at the moment. Absolute nightmare. To the point I've considered moving to get away from the pesty fleas.
I made the worst mistake of my life using frontline on the cat and dog this month as since then I've seen fleas jumping around my home, biting myself and the kids.
Our vet was very sympathic and said to use advocate on the cat and dog, to let them wonder around.
He also recommended indorex so today is the day my whole house is being done..
He also suggested bathing the children in a lavender oil bath as they don't like the smell of lavender which has stopped my children being bit throughout the night.
I've sprayed all the soft toys in their room with indorex as my washing machine has been non stop getting everything I can physically remove washed and being kept in black bags in the shed once they have came out the tumble.
I will get rid of these vile creatures
That's useful to know that fleas don't like lavender, I think I'll spray it over my bedding.
Does anyone know how long you have to wait between giving frontline (useless) and advocate? I put some frontline on my cats but need to apply advocate asap as the frontline didn't work, just don't want to overdose the cats...
"Can I spray Indorex on soft toys?" I wouldn't risk it if your DC are going to be cuddling them close to their mouths. Most effective would be to stick the whole lots in a bin bag first of all and bung the lot in the shed or wherever out of the way. Then you take them out in batches and freeze them for 24 hours (obviously in a sealed bag) - that will kill the feckers off and is chemical-free. The same applies for getting rid of headlice.
Our vet told us the biggest problem with getting rid of fleas is that people don't realise how much they have to concentrate on the corners of the room, carpets and skirting boards. You have to keep on hoovering and then either empty the hoover bag or clean out/disinfect the bagless dust container. Only after that do you Indorex or whatever around the room.
Putting soft toys in plastic bags and then freezing them for 24 hours is the best option.
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