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  • TaraO13 commented on Zeppelin37BDF's instructable How to get rid of fleas4 weeks ago
    How to get rid of fleas

    My cat passed away almost 3 weeks ago and I still have fleas. She was 19 and never had fleas in her life until these last 3 months. There is an outside cat in our neighborhood whose Human moved away and left him behind. He's the sweetest, however he's outside day and night and has bugs of all kinds. I treated him with several different flea medications to no avail. I don't allow him inside but my boyfriend let him in the kitchen for treats one day about 3 months ago and that's when my old lady Chloe got fleas. He didn't think having him in the kitchen would cause fleas! Poor Chloe. I felt awful. I used Advantage II on her, which seemed to work at first, but by the next application it wasn't doing anything and I started noticing the fleas on the carpets upstairs. I bathed her in Dawn dis...see more »My cat passed away almost 3 weeks ago and I still have fleas. She was 19 and never had fleas in her life until these last 3 months. There is an outside cat in our neighborhood whose Human moved away and left him behind. He's the sweetest, however he's outside day and night and has bugs of all kinds. I treated him with several different flea medications to no avail. I don't allow him inside but my boyfriend let him in the kitchen for treats one day about 3 months ago and that's when my old lady Chloe got fleas. He didn't think having him in the kitchen would cause fleas! Poor Chloe. I felt awful. I used Advantage II on her, which seemed to work at first, but by the next application it wasn't doing anything and I started noticing the fleas on the carpets upstairs. I bathed her in Dawn dish soap once a week as well. She wasn't in great shape before she got the fleas but I honestly think they wore her down :( After Chloe passed, I put Borax down on all carpeted areas and the couches. I allowed it to sit overnight and then vacuumed it up. I repeated the Borax a week later and did the same. Now I vacuum every single day- it's exhausting! I am still seeing fleas in what is emptied from the vacuum. I am still catching about 4-5 a week with the light and dish soap traps. How long do I have to continue applying Borax, vacuuming and setting traps?! I don't even have a pet anymore!

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