HELP!! Fleas infestation!!

Lynn - posted on 08/28/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I just got a flea infestation, but have no pets..They are attacking my 1 year old relentlessly, especially while she sleeps, but are not attacking me hardly at all.

I've been doing everything I can to get rid of them..nothing is working so far. I have vacuumed the carpets (only 2 rooms have carpet) the rest of house is wood floors.
I am getting flea powder and spray tonight for carpets and furniture...

Does ANYONE know of any way I can get them to leave my daughter alone while I am trying to get rid of them? They seem impossible to get rid of! Also any tips on how to get rid of the fleas?? I am going crazy here!!

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Angie - posted on 08/30/2009

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My sister had a flea problem and tried everything,including flea bombs to no avail. The vet told her to sprinkle flea powder and salt on the carpet and let it stand overnight. the next morning she vacuumed and voila no more fleas!

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Belinda - posted on 05/15/2014

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my mother is old and don't want to leave her home she has no carpet in her home im seeking any advise how to get rid of fleas thanks

Joelene - posted on 08/30/2009

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from what you said about the wooden floors it is sand fleas, the space between the floor and the ground outside that is where they are breeding and a flea egg can hatch from the drop of a pin. so you need to sort out the outside of your house and the underneath. in south africa we have a weed that works its called khaki bos, just put it on the floor/ground and let it dry out and wallah no fleas.

Natasha - posted on 08/30/2009

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If you go to the hardware store and pick up some boric acid, sprinkle it on the carpet before you go to bed, then vacuum it up in the morning, that will kill the fleas. Depending on how bad they are, you may have to do it more than once. The boric acid is non-toxic, however, you'll probably want to vacuum it up before letting the baby on the floor. Lemon oil will also help repel them.

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When we had an infestation of fleas we called the exterminator that our building used and asked him what we could do. He said to use bug spray to keep them off us and he would be over the next day with a spray to kill them that wouldn't affect our every day lifes. So he did that in the morning and I took the dog to my parents for the day to let everything "air" out......no fleas by the end of the night.



"Flea Bombs" are also the only other way to get ride of them but you have to be careful to quarantine the area you use it in from pets and children.

Christina - posted on 08/30/2009

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Try putting some skin so soft lotion on her from avon that might help repell them. When u treat your house dont just focus on the carpeted areas the can live in the little nooks of the wood floors. floor boards, rugs furniture. Fleas can live in your house dormate for years. If you are having a hard time getting rid of them you can go to your local pet store or vetrinary office can guide you on how to get rid of them. Good luck!

Lynn - posted on 08/30/2009

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Thank you all so much for the advice! I had already finished with the sprays and powders, so far the computer room seems to be doing good. No flea sighting in it yet. But the baby's room has wood floors and is still slimy/greasy from the sprays, even after wiping it down.
Still have some in living room and stuff, but I will take all the advice from you guys and apply them! I hope we can get rid of them soon.
We will be moving to a new house that is bigger, I would really hate to be bringing the fleas in tow O_o

Amy - posted on 08/30/2009

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Alot of pest control agency's can take care of it. Just watch out for Terminex (or however they spell it) When we lived in TX we had a huge tick infestation, they said they could fix it, charged over $300, and we still had a problem. We then decided to try a local business, he charged $45 and got rid of everything! For your daughter, you could try an insect repellent, go fo anything that advertises "outdoors". Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 08/30/2009

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I wish I had something better but like Robyn the only thing that worked for us were flea bombs. We tried a bunch of stuff prior because I really didn't want the chemicals. It's a pain because you really have to wash everything down after the bombs and you have to be out of your house for a couple of hours while they go off. If I had to do it again, I'd hire somebody because it is such a pain! Good luck!

Robyn - posted on 08/30/2009

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Insect repellant may work for you. However a flea bomb is about the only thing I have ever found that works for getting rid of fleas as they can remain dormant in the carpet and hatch when they feel the vibrations of people walking around.

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