flea problem two story home
We got fleas!!!! We have 2 dogs and 1 cat. We live in a two story home with carpet and linoleum.. I used frontline on all 3 animals, bombed the house, wash the dogs 2/3 times a week flea comb them daily…and we still have fleas. I also treated the yard 2x and washed their bedding and vacuumed a lot. I need you to hook me up with what I need to get rid of them…thanks.
If you review our FLEA CONTROL article, you’ll learn that total release aerosols won’t take care of the home. That’s because the eggs and larval stages can avoid this treatment and in the end, they’ll keep coming back. The good news is that it sounds like you have the pets being treated and if you treated the outside with a good granule and liquid like the ones we list in our article, that should be be handled too. Here are links to our recommended outside products:
So at this point, I’m sure the inside is where you need to focus your attention because fleas can develop on the pet, in the yard and in the home. And for this reason, it’s imperative that the inside of the home gets properly treated.
Now inside the home, you’ll need to focus your attention mostly on the carpet and any furniture the cat can climb onto. These are where the flea eggs and larvae will be developing so if you want to get rid of the problem, you must stop the flea life cycle in these key locations.
Now as our article explains, you can best treat these areas with either the ONCE A YEAR FLEA GRANULES or a mixture of PERMETHRIN and NYLAR IGR if spraying is the preferred approach. The once a year approach is easiest in the long run and is very safe with no “dry” time or inconvenience to the family or pet. The spray approach will yield faster control for the immediate future but you will have to treat several times and this will have to be done every 2-3 months to make sure the problem doesn’t come back.
Permethrin 10: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/permethrin-10
Regardless of which way you go, we always recommend setting up some FLEA TRAPS throughout the home as these can really help to alert you to problematic areas previously missed. Plus, they help break the cycle of the flea by getting the pupae to hatch out all the more faster.
Lastly, tiled or areas with linoleum should be treated with PRECOR 2000. This is an aerosol material that will take care of any rogue eggs that might be in this area. In theory a good vacuuming of any hard floor areas should remove what fleas need to live but treating it with Precor 2000 will make sure it’s protected.
Precor 2000: www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/precor-2000
Flea Article: www.flea.net/flea-control.html