I live in Florida and “spring” arrived about a month and a half ago, along with a plethora of fleas! I have a cat and a dog and we live on an acre that is for the most part natural and wooded. Both pets are indoor and outdoor. My home has become recently flea infested. I must say I was happy to note on your website that I should let the pets roam inside since I had been making them stay unhappily outside all the time due to the fleas! Anyway, I also have tropical fish and am afraid to bomb or spray as a result. Also, I just got new stain-master carpet about a year ago and I am hesitant to use chemicals on it. I worry about residue on my beautiful carpet – the slimy feel of it on barefeet, that it will attract dirt and may damage the stain-master “finish” or whatever they do to make the carpet remarkably resistant to staining. What do you suggest?
Go with the ONCE A YEAR FLEA POWDER and FLEA TRAPS. By far the most effective. Combine this with the fact that it’s odorless, nothing that will cause you to have to evacuate the house for any length of time and that it won’t hurt the carpet, this is really the best way to treat. The Traps will really help speed up the removal of the pupae too so be sure and have enough installed.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Once a Year Flea Treatment: www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/dust/first-defense-2-lb
Flea Traps: www.bugspraycart.com/traps/electric/flea-trap
Inside Flea Control: www.flea.net/flea-control#once-a-year-treatment