how to treat fleas on hardwood floors


ive been getting bit by what i thought were mosquitos throughout the night but last night i found a flea and i searched my bed and i found about 5 in the corner. i removed my bedding and washed it in hot water and still found some on the floor when i swept. we got rid of the dog a week ago, the dog came in my room once a week but yet my room seems to be the only one with the issue. the house is all wooden flooring and i dont know what to do im 32 weeks pregnant and i read that i have to find the issue but i dont know what it can be. i live in an apartment complex. im freaking out horribly if you could give me a cure for this id greatly appreciate it.

This is an easy one. If you read through our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn once the pet left, the developing fleas will have no place to go but focus in on people. Until all the pupae in your apartment are gone, expect more of the same.

You’ll also learn in our article there is no way to kill flea pupae and the only way to get rid of them is to vacuum and/or wait for all of them to hatch. The good news is hardwood floors are easy to vacuum and clean which will effectively remove all the flea eggs, larvae and pupae. This will help tremendously. But I also suggest you set out 2-4 FLEA TRAPS to help speed the process by getting any pupae left behind to hatch sooner rather than later.

Lastly, there is usually no need to treat when one only have hardwood floors so I see no need to change that approach now. Adding to the list of reasons not to treat is the fact that you’re pregnant so as I see it, a good vacuuming and some Flea Traps will be your best solution.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

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Comments on how to treat fleas on hardwood floors

November 15, 2011

guest @ 8:38 am #

Good Afternoon,
I am having flea issues. I have hardwood floors throughout my home and also have very young children. Is there anything I can use to treat the floors that I can be comfortable with having my children crawling around on? Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you.