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Old 09-22-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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I think we have fleas in the house- as we have tiny black bugs that jump- I don't know what they could be and they are always in the kitchen during this hot heat here in Arizona. Sometimes I find some in my bathroom and I found one in my bedroom last night that I tried to kill but it got away.

This is such a nightmare. I'm afraid they will just keep coming back.

We have cats and 1 dog and the dog is the only one that goes outside and he has been checked a few times for fleas but never has them.

How can they get in?
I don't know what else they could be as they don't fly and only jump.
They seem to like white surfaces.


How can I get rid of these?
What exactly do I need to do to get rid of them?
Do I have to fog every room in the house individually, then come back after 4 hours or something and wash everything and vaccum everywhere?
Do you have to cover everything? and with that?


Have any of you been through this before?
What did you do?

Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Buy pesticides, insecticides,hah
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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My sister had this problem years ago. She had a dog at the time and went on vacation leaving the dog with a friend. I was house sitting and when I entered the house after the second day my white pants were covered. Even though the dog was gone the fleas left eggs that hatched in the warm weather. She turned the air conditioner off. She had to fumigate the entire house with the fumigators in the stores. This took care of the living fleas but not the eggs. She finally called an exterminator.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Our son went camping once and brought back a wet tent which he put in the basement. Shortly after, we had an explosion of sand fleas - little black insects that were on all 3 levels of the house. I set off bug bombs on each floor and it took care of it. Absolutely horrible thing to have going on and relief of having them gone was unbelievable! Our dogs had fleas over the years but they did not end up taking over the house at any point.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I have found BORAX to be both effective and safe as a flea remediation......this link provides instructions...it worked well for our house and cat...but you need to also treat the fleas on your pets...I find regular flea shampoo for cats and dogs to also be safe and effective...both solutions are more ecological and pet friendly.

How to Use Borax to Kill Fleas | eHow.com
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Somebody recommended this product to me which I believe is a natural product. I know nothing about it though so you would need to do some further research on it.

How to Kill Fleas With Diatomaceous Earth | eHow.com

Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade - Garden Harvest Supply Inc

I was also recommended to add some drops of Neem oil to my pet shampoo to deter any nasty bugs.

Hope that helps
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