I found a 3 mo old kitten living in my siding on Sunday oct 16. I brought the cat inside and washed it with dawn dish soap. I kept finding little grains in its fur and thought it was from the kitty litter until i found a flee… and another one so I promptly bought hartz flee shampoo and washed her well. I found more flea on her face and near her eyes, so I washed her face again and saw some flea fall off on to the floor and promptly killed them. I haven’t had her to long and I do have a spray I used in her hiding spots. I have 1 or 2 bites on my arms from yesterday and most of the fleas seem to be gone now. What else should I do and will I have a high chance of an infest. I am currently vacuuming washing and drying anything the kitten was on. Please let me know if I should take any other steps. Thank you, Jason
Our cat always used to walk on our oriental rugs and would sit on the furniture. Now, he only will walk on the hard wood floors and avoids the carpet and never sits on the furniture any more. Why all of a sudden is he doing this? He is an older male cat that we took in as a stray 6 yrs ago.
Our indoor cats managed to get fleas. Not real bad. We believe we caught it early. We took all the steps necessary (washing everything, vacuuming, treating the carpets with sprays and an IGR, etc). We also treated the cats with Revolution. All except one that is…
I just finished watching your excellent video and reading your article about FLEAS! Oh my … they are persistent critters, aren’t they? Here’s my problem:
1 small dog who is primarily inside, but takes walks and goes out in the back yard 1 stray young cat who mostly lives under front porch (among leaves and other debris that have blown under there — not readily accessible — meaning under the porch AND the cat!
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?
I’ve seen a few fleas on my cat and I know I have to treat the problem before it gets worse. I’m thinking the once a year flea granules would be a good choice since I hate to spray but I just want to make sure it’s safe for her. Also, do you recommend flea traps? We’re going to the vet today to make sure she’s properly treated too.
I’ve got a bird feeder in my yard which attracts alot of birds. Unfortunately, it also attracts alot of the neighborhood cats. I don’t have any pets but I’ve got FLEAS!!! How can I safely treat my yard to control these menacing fleas and not hurt all the birds I enjoy???? I don’t really care about the cats but I LOVE my birds!