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Old 11-22-2006, 12:02 AM
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I have been battling with fleas, well actually my animals have but same difference. I have medicated, bought flea collars, dipped all four of them, bombed my house and washed everything and I cannot get rid of them!! Any ideas?
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:04 AM
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the only thing that worked for me was frontline. my guys were invested in california and after i started using frontline i never saw another flea
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:11 AM
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I use Frontline too and it works fantastic
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I am not sure why it isn't working for me then! This is so frustrating! I have spent almost fifty dollars trying to get rid of these things and I don't know what to do!! Add that to Junie's unexpected vet visit and Christmas coming up, we are running out of extra money! Anyway, I don't mean to sound like a crazy person it just seems like everything is snowballing and I am having a hard time keeping up. Anyway, hopefully I will feel better about things tomorrow.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:44 PM
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We have 2 chi's, and my husband works for a pest control company. One thing you HAVE to do if you have an infestation of fleas is you have to vacuum your upholstery and carpets to help get rid of the fleas AND the eggs they carry; then throw the sweeper bag away. Otherwise you will ALWAYS have new fleas being born and it will be continuous. My husband goes through a lot of this in his job...people always say the same thing as you have. So at least try the va***ming if you've done everything else. That seems to be what you have lacked doing. Good luck!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:46 PM
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That should be vacuuming....don't know why there is three stars (***) there.
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Okay. That would work I am sure but I only have one chair that has upholstry (sp?). I have hard wood floors and leather furniture. I will vacuum the chair though and the beds and everything that is cloth. Thanks for the advice!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:54 PM
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you could also try throwing all the dogs beds and stuffed animals in the washing machine with a good squirt of the flea dip fluid, it should help kill the fleas on the items that are difficult to va***e.
if the beds you have have removable covers see if you can get some cedar chips and put a small handfull inside the bed fleas HATE cedar. so the smell will keep any remaning fleas form layign eggs on their beds.

i too have had trouble with frontline, its been suggested that in some areas the fleas have become accustomed to frontline. i had to switch from frontline to K9 Advantix because the frotnline wasnt keeping the bugs off...now i go all natural on the chihuahuas because dodger had a slight skin reaction, but the ****er spaniel whos out the most used the advantix and weve not had any fleas or tick in the house since.
if your in an area prone to west nile the trend seems to be areas that have been sprayed for westnile have more resistent fleas. my vet says the same thing, she suggests advantix over frontline now because shes had so many clients come in using frontline and still having a flea problem.
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