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I just finished watching your excellent video and reading your article about FLEAS! Oh my … they are persistent critters, aren’t they? Here’s my problem:

1 small dog who is primarily inside, but takes walks and goes out in the back yard 1 stray young cat who mostly lives under front porch (among leaves and other debris that have blown under there — not readily accessible — meaning under the porch AND the cat!

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I was wondering if you could tell me that if washing cloths and other bedding in just one cycle of hot water will kill fleas and eggs. Thank You.

It will. But if you review our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn that in fact clothing is rarely if ever a place where one would have flea eggs laid. As our article explains, fleas want to live on their host. In most cases this will be a pet. But when local populations get large, there will usually be a problem in the home or surrounding yard as well. These local infestations will usually lead to people getting bit when walking around the premises. But will the fleas stay on these people and lay eggs? No.

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Our indoor cats managed to get fleas. Not real bad. We believe we caught it early. We took all the steps necessary (washing everything, vacuuming, treating the carpets with sprays and an IGR, etc). We also treated the cats with Revolution. All except one that is…

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If you have dogs and they have fleas, do the fleas stay on the dogs rather then jumping off? I do not have a dog but my sister came by with hers and now I have fleas. She claims that there are no fleas in her home and she never gets bitten but we have been under attack. I checked two of her dogs and found on one the black droppings of the fleas. I am concerned even if she comes over that there could be fleas on her as well and she will re-infect my home, can that happen as well.

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Our cat always used to walk on our oriental rugs and would sit on the furniture.  Now, he only will walk on the hard wood floors and avoids the carpet and never sits on the furniture any more.  Why all of a sudden is he doing this? He is an older male cat that we took in as a stray 6 yrs ago.

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Hello, we moved into an apartment that had fleas about 15 months ago. We quickly got rid of the fleas because we have no pets, but now I am constantly paranoid about getting fleas again. My question is- is it possible for fleas to survive in our clothes or other items that we may not have caught and how likely is it to get fleas without having pets? We have since moved, but now our new neighbors let their cats roam outside and they sometimes come in our yard. I am concerned about us bringing fleas into the house that the cats may have brought in the yard. Please put my fears to rest! Thank you!

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I found a 3 mo old kitten living in my siding on Sunday oct 16. I brought the cat inside and washed it with dawn dish soap. I kept finding little grains in its fur and thought it was from the kitty litter until i found a flee… and another one so I promptly bought hartz flee shampoo and washed her well. I found more flea on her face and near her eyes, so I washed her face again and saw some flea fall off on to the floor and promptly killed them. I haven’t had her to long and I do have a spray I used in her hiding spots. I have 1 or 2 bites on my arms from yesterday and most of the fleas seem to be gone now. What else should I do and will I have a high chance of an infest. I am currently vacuuming washing and drying anything the kitten was on. Please let me know if I should take any other steps. Thank you, Jason

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To Whom It May Concern,

 My husband and I recently uthenized our dog and two weeks later we start getting bites and come to the realization that we have fleas.

I had no idea that our dog had fleas, I think that she did not have fleas as we just moved into a new house a year ago and I’m thinking the fleas were here previously none the less we now have fleas.

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