Originally Posted by EnzoLeya
I would treat them if it is flea season. I agree that if you have them it's just aweful to get rid of them. I'm sure you've had to deal with lice as a kid, or with your kids, if you have them. And lice is TERRIBLE to get rid of.....fleas are the same thing, but they jump!
Believe me, getting rid of lice is a piece of cake compared to getting rid of fleas. At least you can get rid of lice in one evening by washing everything in hot water - flea eggs and larva can live in your carpets up to a full year I believe.
Originally Posted by stephenq
In my experience I've never seen an indoor cat get fleas provided you dont have other animals (like dogs) that go outside.
We humans can carry fleas inside on our clothing/shoes so it is very possible to get fleas even if there are no other animals around that go outside.
Re your question - it really depends where you live. I live in Canada so I treat monthly from April/May until the end of October. I do not use flea medication during the winter months as it's really too cold to worry about fleas. If I lived in Florida or California I would treat 12 months of the year.
I would also speak to your vet - if you have only indoor animals and don't live in an area where fleas are prevalent, I would be tempted not to use the treatment every month. Using a treatment under those circumstances may only be necessary every 2 or 3 months. I also sprinkle diatomaceous earth into my carpeting which is a good preventative treatment.