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I have fleas in my house, but I have no pets...UPDATED


Just got back from a trip late last night...fleas started biting us almost immediately. We don't own a f-cking pet, so I have no clue how we have f-cking fleas.

I have vacuumed nearly every room of the house, and I am about to hit a store to explore options on how to kill these bastards.

The OT has been there for me when I had a clogged shower and a clogged toilet. I need you again.

The frustrating thing is that I have no clue how they got into my house.

What is the best away to attack this issue? My limited research on the internet has revealed that I must:

1. Vacuum the house thoroughly
2. Wash bedding, clothes
3. Fog rooms and/or sprinkle anti-flea powder on carpets and wells of sofas.

Any specific products I should look for?

Help me OT...

UPDATE: As I was driving away to go by all my anti-flea stuff, I noticed a dead animal on my front porch. Upon closer inspection, it was a dead possum, covered with flies and fleas. Damn thing croaked on my front porch and was the source of the fleas. They were able to get inside my house some how. I set off six foggers in the house, sprinkled some flea powder on the carpets, and sprayed some anti-flea liquid on the front porch and landscape.

The dead possum is bagged up and ready for trash day...

Thanks for everyone who has been emailing me and asking for a status...



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LS1tiger
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re: I have fleas in my house, but I have no pets...UPDATED


quote:

1. Vacuum the house thoroughly
2. Wash bedding, clothes
3. Fog rooms and/or sprinkle anti-flea powder on carpets and wells of sofas.


all of these, maybe more than a few times to eliminate them completely. also may consider spraying your yard.

just make sure when you fog or sprinkle, you are gonna be going somewhere for a while so that they can settle into the fabric.



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ITtigah
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re: I have fleas in my house, but I have no pets...UPDATED


They can Be carried in by fowl.





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Spankum
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leave a pan of soapy water with a lamp ro spot light directly over it on each night....the adults will drown....

use a powder-type rug freshener to dehydrate any eggs in your carpet before vacumning them up....

I heard these two suggestions from a vet on PBR last week....



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BACONisMEATcandy
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buy one of these for each room & make sure you turn out the lights at night so that this is the only light in the room

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They can Be carried in by fowl.








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dyslexiateechur
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You could have vermin. Might want to set out some traps as well.





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Sid in Lakeshore
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Go to the pet / pest store. They have sprays for spot treatment or foggers for the whole house.

Maybe you have rats.........or Messicans. I'm going with Messicans.

Can also get a spray to attach to the garden hose for outside. Do you have stray cats around the house.






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UncleLogger
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If your house is off the ground it could be something under your house. My bro-in-law had problems with that. Stray cat would hang-out under his house. Since you're a big baller I doubt that's the case though.





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Chicken
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quote:

Do you have stray cats around the house
yes...a bunch of them.






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The Future
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Burn the house to the ground and build a new one





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DBG
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Chicken, buy Martin's Viper and Viper IGR. Mix them both in a 1 gallon sprayer and spray your entire house. Carpet, couch, drapes, beds, everything. It's safe to use on everything and works great.





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LSUROXS
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Use diazinon in your yard it will help control ticks and fleas and other pests. There may be a cat hanging around.





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GeorgeTheGreek
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May unfortunately have rodents. Time to set some traps and see what you get.





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whitetailed
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Get a bug bomb. But I know you have some
chicklets that just hatched so you would have to take the fam to your inlaws for a night. But that bug bomb thing is supposed to work flawlessly.






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Sid in Lakeshore
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quote:

Do you have stray cats around the house

yes...a bunch of them.


Need to get rid of them first. They fricked me too. .22LR should do the trick






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Chicken
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But I know you have some
chicklets that just hatched
no, I just got a new washer and dryer.






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Alahunter
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If you're on a crawl space, something could have gotten under the house, or squirrels or something in the attic.

Home remedy:

cookie sheet with water and dishwashing liquid, with a lamp over it, overnight. Fleas will jump at the light and fall in the water/soap and can't get back out. Long process and you still have the eggs to hatch to deal with later though.

Best remedy:

Aerosol fogger with an IGR. This will kill the adults and any eggs that hatch will not live to reach adulthood and reproduce. Proffesionally done has chem's that have IGR's that last up to 7 months.






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whitetailed
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What? I thought you had kids recently? My bad. Well then it'll be easier just get the bug
bomb and take the wifey out for the night. When you come back problem will be solved.






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LS1tiger
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Spray your yard. More than once. Don't think that one spray will kill them. Those little bastards are a bitch to get rid of if they are established.





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