With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Tell us about yourself!
3D Shadow-Box Photo
I have a dog i see a couple of tiny black bugs meh i think (i didnt know flees were black!!) And now poors guys chewing his fur of from the bites
DO NOT BATHE YOUR DOG EVERY OTHER DAY. Get flea treatment, but it is extremely damaging to dog's skin to be bathed this frequently. Get a topical/oral flea treatment, and use one round of flea shampoo if you must.
Bleachy soapy hot hot water !!!! It works
How to get rid of fleas
I found around 10 fleas in my bedroom in just under five minuets the other day so I went in another room for the night, went in to my old room the next day and saw at least 30 odd scattered on the floor.
So I thought I saw a flea on my dog today. I know what they say, if you see 1 there are a million more somewhere....anyway, I instantly gave him a bath with Johnson baby shampoo and saw nothing else on him (no flea "dirt" and nothing dropped off of him) as I was brushing him after I found 1 live flea on him. I removed it and killed it. I then took to action with my house. I washed all his bedding in hot water and very dry heat and then I vacuumed the floor (mostly hardwood, 1-2 rugs) and then steam cleaned the floors as well. I made a solution of vinegar, water, and peppermint oil and sprayed down my couches (leather), the floors, areas where my dog hangs out. I have since taken him outside to brush him again with a regular brush and a flea comb and I have seen nothing else on him.I will continue to clean the same way as stated above for the next few days (daily) and then switch to every other day. I also plan on bathing my dog every other day as well including the combing.Are there any other tips on what I should do? I am in a tizzy over this and I am freaking out! I hate this!!!!
Hey, this year was crazy for fleas. Make sure grass outside is cut short, treat if you can. I just gave our cat a bath with gain dishsoap and vinegar. I used a sponge with dishsoap on his face first to keep his face from being swarmed. It actually worked!!!! I tried everything else, including flea dip, nothing phased these guys! Only one flea was still moving and this poor guy was getting really sick. Took him outside and used a dollar fifty flea comb from walmart, which is how found that one left. I also read that the need to be dried out, the fleas that is. I put whatever i could on the floors, as in baking soda and salt, it is actually working! They were bad here due to heat and humidity. I tried every product, bug bombs, carpet powder, everything. This is what worked, i just had to share, from one fed up host to another. Our cat is happy now and so are our ankles. Gotta try this guys!!!!
I have tried multiple different kinds of flea drops, baths etc. Went to the vet and they recommended Bravecto for dogs. Its 1 pill that lasts 3 months ($45). I havent seen one flea on either dog since I started. Now I am trying to tackle my 2 cats which have been living in the basement because of the fleas. I didnt want them to come up and have my kids bit by fleas. This past weekend my husband and I bombed the basement and while the cats were outside we gave them Capstar & Activile drops. Then the next day we bombed the basement again. We are really trying to get rid of the annoying / nasty fleas. Plan on using bleach and water tonight to clean the floors. I cant say for sure if the Activile works for cats but I know for a fact that the Bravecto works for dogs. Keeping my fingers crossed!! Good Luck All!!!!
I've had good success with the following:- Throw any infested rugs, bedding, clothes, etc. into the dryer for 15 minutes at normal or high temperature. This kills any fleas hanging around.- Vacuum everything else including furniture.- Spray yourself with Wondercide Flea and Tick spray. It's organic and safe, and fleas hate it. (I do not sell this product or work for this company. I just love their spray.)
Dusting the carpet & furniture with a 50lb bag of DE from pool store (much, much cheaper if you have one) using the light with Joy brand dish soap at night, mixing 1/8 cup Ivory liquid with 3 tsp peppermint oil, 10-15 drops tea tree oil in a quart of water in a spay bottle for you mist legs and shoes (not dress shoes though) when you walk in, plus the pets, after giving capstar. Water your yard with Adams flea yard spray 2x a month alternate with the mint tea treeoil mixture every other week yard sprayer dependson size we have 1/2 acre and use 16 oz soap grind 1lb of mint leaves soaked in 750ml of cheap vodka for couple weeks add 16oz of the vodka juice to the yard sprayer attach to hose. In our crawlspace March, June, & September we use raid brand fumigator it's a chemical smoke keeps Palmetto bugs away also. Vacum the house of the D.E. after you have swept it in, dispose of the bag or the canister contents in a sealed plastic bag daily for a week.Make sure you bathe your dogs & cats in the soap mix you spray on legs, and use ear cleaner i.e. rubbing alcohol & vinegar few drops in the ears massage & use a tissue to wipe them out fleas love to hide in the ears both pets & humans. We live in SC at the beach, does not get cold enough for them to hibernate so its a year round battle. Until all these super topicals came out keeping mint & pennyroal growing by the door, vacuming and regular baths worked. Now they are immune to most things. This is the only regimen I have found to work. Also use a commercial steamer twice a year on our bed as they even got through bed bug proof sealing.When we lived in the country guineau fowl would actually keep the yard clear of all bugs including fleas, if your in the country great way to get rid of them. Most of these will work on bed bugs also, just add double tea tree oil and use commercial steam heat. It takes 122°f to kill bed bugs, fleas 135°f based on what the exterminator we hired to clear a hotel we manage informed us. The chemicals are becoming ineffective. Things like the above are still working
Try running your vacuum on the bare floor setting. I have been battling my first real flea infestation with diatomaceous earth, soapy water traps, and vacuuming. Suddenly in the last two days I noticed a dramatic decrease in fleas and the only thing I changed is the necessity to use the bare floor setting because the vacuum broke. I suppose it's possible they're just dying from lack of food because we barely go in that room anymore, but that situation has existed for a while and this is a sudden change at exactly the same time as I changed my vacuuming habits.
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.