Originally Posted by jcat
Glad to hear you don't have them, Nikki! I know how relieved you must be, having experienced a flea problem at my mom's last year.
I'm definitely happy it turned out to be just a scare and not an infestation. That does mean i got bit at the shelter though
why does that not suprise me
So i'm starting to wear repellant before i go into work now and that seems to help a little.
Originally Posted by Yosemite
Please take the flea collars off the kitties - they are toxic and very dangerous.
What did you use to bathe them? Dawn dish soap is one of the safest to use.
What is the spray you mentioned?
Over-the-counter products rarely work and some are downright dangerous. The very best way to deal with fleas is through your vet for your animals and using Diatomaceous Earth (or Borax) in carpets and upholstery. If your infestation is particularly bad then a professional exterminator should be called in IMO. (I'm not experienced in the bombs that some folks mention so can't speak for those.)
Fleas are difficult to get rid of so I wouldn't fool around with them.
I second that
Flea collars are an accident waiting to happen and can do more harm to an animals health than good. A better idea would be to put them on something such as Feline Frontline that protects against fleas and ticks.
It's also proven safe and effective. Don't toss out those old flea collars though- put them in your vaccume bag and it will kill the fleas when you vaccume them up.
Dawn is the best stuff you can bathe your animals in (unless they have a skin issue and need a different shampoo). We use dawn at the animal shelter where i work on the animals and wildlife there because it is safe to use on them and non-toxic