A much better alternative than using the frontline spray on furniture is just to sprinkle salt everywhere you see fleas. I do this under the sheets of the bed, on the carpets, etc. It dries out the fleas and their eggs thereby killing them.
No matter what you choose to do, add to your method of control. Placing a cake pan with water and a few drops of dish detergent near the infestations. Place a small lamp by the cake pan. Turn on the light.
This is what happens. The fleas jump for the heat of the light and fall down into the water that has a film of soap. The fleas drown. It's too simple but it really works. It will take a lot of time to rid your home of fleas because the eggs continually hatch-- so use any method that is safe for animals and humans. Good luck
Frontline and all similar products are very toxic to animals and humans. Please don't spray those anywhere! There are less toxic things you can use. Do please google this for info on toxic properties.
I can't help but wonder about rforbes saying Frontline for furiture works and doesn't stain :-o It may work but those chemicals will stain certain fabrics :-( Any chemical as strong as Frontline even mixed with water will leave some sort of stain or residue on fabric and possibly cause some sort of skin problem for humans sitting on it with bare summertime thighs, hands or arms touching it and even the same touching and absorbing in the Winter :-(
There are lots of other organic non-lethal to pets or human remedies out there to control fleas that won't stain your furniture!
Try first bathing your pet with shampoo and rinsing well with vinegar and also clean your home with vinegar. You can lightly spray your sofa with a vinegar and water solution to deter the bugs and burn citronella candles inside and out to repel the fleas until they are under control.
I have to disagree with Glenn's Mom. The frontline for furniture does work. It won't stain. I spray the sleeping area too. It works very well. I have 4 "babies" inside and haven't had a major problem with fleas. When I find one on either of them, I start spraying.
The latest word on frontline is that once it changed ownership, (I think target bought it), my vet said it is nearly worthless. The thing about that type of flea treatment is that, if it does work, it is because it is absorbed into the skin of the animal, so I don't think putting it on furniture would be much help. It may even stain, or cause irritation to those who touch it, even after it dries.
We had terrible flea problems indoors a couple years back when we had an indoor/outdoor cat. My aunt told me to get some wintergreen oil from the drug store and mix a couple tsp in a spray bottle of hot water. I sprayed the couches, beds and carpets. It worked! The whole house had fresh "breath" too! Hope that helps. It's more people and pet friendly than some other options.
I'm not sure what you mean about adding water to Frontline. They make a spray already but are you talking about the little vials that you apply to the animal? I wouldn't add water to either. I've never tried it so I can't say it wouldn't work but I suspect it wouldn't. Also, I don't think you'd do any good spraying furniture. There are room sprays that are very good and there are foggers that mean you don't have to spray the entire room by hand.
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