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My house has fleas also. I have treated my cat and Clark is coming again in a few days. I have been vacuuming like crazy every day some times twice. I have removed all throw rugs from the house as well. I can’t stand the fleas on me so I keep a bucket of soapy water in my shower. I put my clothes in it to soak while I lather up head to toe. I have found that the adhesive lint roller works wonders for getting fleas off of me also. And I use the adhesive lint roller to check the effectiveness of my vacuuming by rolling it on the carpet and the floor to see what it picks up.
I recently moved to TN from MI. My dogs and cats in MI would have fleas from time to time. Maybe once in 5 years did I ever have a flea jump on me and bite me, and the house never got infested. I don’t know if it is the climate here in TN or if this year is just terrible for fleas, but I now only have 1 cat and she has somehow infested the entire house. I treated her with Frontline 4 days ago. It seems to have drastically reduced her scratching but she still scratches sometimes and I see a flea on her right now. Yesterday we used a whole can of Raid in the house and used indoor/outdoor roundup on all the edges inside the house. We till see fleas today. My poor 11 month old has bites all over him, as do myself and my husband. Not to mention it is embarrassing! It’s impossible for us to put DE on our floors with the little one crawling around. I didn’t want to use the chemicals but it seemed like I had no choice. I am going to try Skin So Soft, Tea Tree Oil and Advantage on the kitty (after a couple weeks since she JUST had frontline). I hope it works. But this is THE WORST! I have never ever experienced anything like this infestation. Anyone have any other ideas that might work for a half carpeted house, pregnant mama and 11 month old?
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Treating fleas on Cats and getting rid of fleas in the home
Even newborn kittens can get fleas which are often spread from the mother cat to the kitten. However, flea control medications must not be used on very young kittens. For kittens younger than 4 weeks, groom with a flea comb, or pick fleas off with tweezers. Be sure to keep the kittens warm while you're working with them. To prevent a recurrence of the fleas, it's important to also wash the kittens' bedding, vacuum the surroundings, and treat the kittens' mother if she's living with you. #5. have plenty of paper towel close by to wipe off the dead flea's/egg's from the comb after each comb through - it also lets you see what you have caught, and how bad your cats infestation is. Store bought Flea treatment's are not always effective, wear off, can be expensive and also not the greatest for your pet. The most effective way of controlling flea's is to REMOVE THEM AND THE EGGS immediately. At the same time, Dr. Miller advises, measures must be taken to remove all fleas from a vulnerable cat’s environment. “You have to treat the animal,” he notes, “and you also have to protect against flea infestation in its environment.” Your veterinarian can help you choose the best topical and/or oral flea medications for your cat, and offer advice on how to treat the environment. has a very good article on cat flea life cycle in particular and treatment. including photos to show what a flea egg looks like and photo of flea larva. flea page Fleas and control of cat flea article. Don't use pennyroyal around your cat though. See what a ear mite looks like.