I have no pets but I have fleas...how do I get rid of them?

Megan - posted on 11/19/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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We have no pets in the house or outside...just some neighborhood cats that like to hang around (we don't touch them or feed them at all). But for some reason we have fleas in the house! I have seen them on my daughter (who is almost one), me, and the bathtub. How do I get rid of them quickly and something to do that will not hurt my daughter?

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Samantha - posted on 09/06/2012

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my flat is infested with fleas, ive tried everything going. i have to daughters but my eldest and her dad are the only ones who get bit, myself and my youngest dont at all. my daughter looks like shes got chicken pocks, my home is clean but i feel like were dirty now because i cant get rid of them. someone please help.



thankyou

Theresa - posted on 10/13/2012

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This sounds nuts, but I swear it works. I have the same issue. Pour table salt all over your floors. Sprinkle it EVERYWHERE for 24 hours n clean. It dries em out n kills em. You have todo it once a week for about a month to get the hatching eggs, too. I know it sounds crazy, but trust me, it works. It cost almost nothing for table salt....bombs didn't work, diatramateous earth didn't work. But table salt did

Anita - posted on 11/20/2009

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Things fleas hate- garlic, onions, tea tree oil, black walnut- Sevens Dust is about the safest thing for your yard. Spread it heavy and keep your daughter off the ground till the next rain. It really shouldn't hurt her but I am a believer in taking no chances. If you get the tea tree oil- add a few drops to your lotions,soaps, shampoos, and conditioners- it helps prevent lice and chiggers too. My husband bought a gallon of liquid garlic and sprayed out yard- it stunk for 3 days but no more ticks, flees, ants, or mosquitoes.
Good Luck.
Beautiful Blessings,
Skipper

Mary Kay - posted on 11/19/2009

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Definitely treat your outside. I worked in an office building that actually had fleas, and after years of seasonal treatments inside, and us still getting eaten alive, they finally realized there were raccoons under a porch (we were kind of in the basement of the building) that were bringing the fleas back around every year when it got warm. In my experience (3 years of flea bites in the office) only the heavy duty really poisonous stuff works. Save up your money if you can, or get your landlord, if you have one, to do it. You and your daughter may need to stay somewhere else for a night, but it might be worth it.

Also keep in mind that if neighbors have fleas, like in an apartment complex, there's not much point to treating your place because the fleas (like roaches) will just come back in from the other homes.

Good luck!

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Nina - posted on 11/19/2009

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Your problem is the fleas are outside in your yard I use to have the same problem...you need to get some flea killer for the yard and treat the house at the same time with the powder suggested above.

Anne - posted on 11/19/2009

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I would suggest a non-toxic carpet flea powder and vacuum. If you have a vacuum with a bag, dispose of the bag as soon as you are finished, outside not in the house trash can. If you have a bag less, then empty the contents outside as well. The fleas can hatch inside the bag and get back into the house. I hope this helps.

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