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I have 2 eskie dogs. They are both on frontline. My male is bothered by the flea/bites..he is now on Comfortis. The lawn will be sprayed tomorrow but I wish to treat the interior of home, laminate floors w/ area rugs, but I get bites on my low back while in fabric recliner. What can I use on upholstered furniture along baseboards and on the rugs? Thanks.

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We have a flea problem in our basement for about 3 months. This is the 2nd time we bombed the basement. We have no problem in the house. Only the basement. We do have a cat, but she is treated and we no longer allow her in the basement. We had an old well in the basement, and left it open for about 1 month to repair cracks because it leaked. But this home has been hooked up to city water for years. We have been buying HOT SHOT spray and 2 kinds of bombs-hot shot and raid. Shouldn’t this been good enough by this time?

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I have stray cats living underneath the house and can’t get rid of them. Clearly, they have brought a flea infestation with them. I found a flea in my bed last night and am really freaked out. I sprayed last week and don’t know why I can’t get rid of them with hardwood floors and no pets. Do you have any suggestions? Do they live on the bed? How are they getting onto the bed? I thought they could only jump ankle high.

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would the yr long flea powder work in the walls? what would? we are very badly infested; the bomb did not work!

If you take some time to review our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll see we make no mention of “bombs” as a viable way to treat any flea problem. That’s because they don’t work. All they’ll do is kill exposed fleas and as our article explains, adult fleas only live a few days and die so killing them won’t help the problem. The reason you have a problem is because there are lots of eggs and pupae throughout the home which need to be controlled if want them gone. And as our article explains, you’ll need to treat with some of our sprays or ONCE A YEAR FLEA POWDER if your trying to get rid of them as these are the only good products to use for existing problems. Personally I prefer the Powder because it’s easy to use, works so well on carpets and you only have to apply it once a year. Combined with some FLEA TRAPS set up in the home and you’ll have all you need to break the flea cycle within a few weeks.

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I was wondering how to get rid of fleas, eggs, et al, from behind the master bathtub.  My cats have access to this area, but I really do not (6 in. x 6 in square max.).  I was thinking of putting a heated flea trap since there is electric. Any other thoughts?  The access to this area is floor level through the master bathroom closet and is almost impossible to get to.

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do fleas live on people?

It’s rare that fleas could or would even try to live their lives on people. As explained in our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE, fleas prefer a host which can supply blood and provide a sheltered environment for them to hide. Dogs, cats and other hairy animals can provide both a blood meal and lots of hair; lots to eat and lots of areas for adequate housing. For this reason most fleas prefer these animals on which to live. But since people have blood, fleas will most certainly jump on us to grab a quick meal. But in virtually all cases they’ll usually forage away and off our skin where they land to feed. This is because they feel vulnerable and unprotected out in the open.

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We recently used an off-brand flea product on our 4 month old pitbull puppy and it has shown no signs of working in fact I think it is getting worse. I was wondering what options I had to help my itchy puppy considering all flea products I’ve seen say to not use more than one flea product in a month.

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Hi,

I was looking at your website and would like to ask what you would recommend for the flea problem I’m currently having.

I have 2 cats which spend some time in the backyard. This is a horrible season for fleas, as I’ve never experienced such a problem in the 15 years I’ve had my cats.

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