I caught a flea in my 13-month old’s room and saw another a few days later. She shows no evidence of being bitten (neither does our cat), even though she plays on the floor every day. My husband and I are a different story; even though I’ve only seen two fleas, we have multiple bites. I started vacuuming every other day, treated the (wall-to-wall) carpet with borax, and kept my daughter off the carpet as much as possible. Is there another treatment that is safe for me to use on our floors with a crawling baby?
If you review our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn the real key to breaking any flea infestation is to get their eggs. Our ONCE A YEAR FLEA GRANULES do just that. They’re plenty safe for use in any home – even where a child or other other “sensitive” person might reside. More importantly, they actually works. Get this applied to any carpeting found in the home and you’ll be well on your way to solving your problem.
Additionally, you should deploy 3-4 FLEA TRAPS in the home where flea activity has been noted. They will really help to both collect any foraging fleas as well as alert you to any problem area you may have missed.
Lastly, don’t forget the yard or any pets that have access to the home or the yard. As our article explains, it’s important to get control of the problem throughout the home but if you leave the yard and the pet untreated, no doubt the problem will persist.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Flea Control Article: www.flea.net/flea-control
Once A Year Flea Granules: www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page23.html
Flea Traps: www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page22.html