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Wash all bedding using hot water and 20 Mule Team Borax. While it's washing, sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on the mattress. Place a plastic zippered mattress cover on the mattress. The next time you change sheets, you can take the cover off and vacuum the mattress. Borax kills fleas and eggs.
By Rachel from Asheville, NC
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How do I launder bedding to get rid of fleas? I've tried Borax with my regular detergent, spraying mattress?
By Kristy from Milwaukee, WI
Are sure sure they are fleas? Your description of the little critters in the bedding makes me think you may have bed bugs in the bedding.
If they are indeed actually fleas, and not bed bugs, then they are in your home, and they will continue to get in your bedding, until they are eliminated from your home. Getting rid of them depends on if you want to try all natural, home made type remedies, or if you want to use over the counter treatments, or try the professional route by hiring an exterminator. Best of luck to you in this, I hope you find something that works well.
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I agree with fatboyslimsmom. If they are fleas you can just fumigate.
Listen to fat boy slims mom, she's got it going on.
What can I use on bedding to kill fleas? I have a 7 month old daughter and discovered flea bites on her. Idk what to do. We wash our animals and bedding once a week.
I would vacuum it and encase it in plastic. They sell the covers at home stores
Are you positive these a flea bites? When I had bites they looked like those in this picture. www.webmd.com/
First I would suggest her pediatrician check her out. He/she can confirm the bite type and give you the best solutions. I would hate to make any suggestions if your punkin has allergies or other things going on. She could be allergic to the detergent even!
Please let me know what you learn and what the doctor says. In the meantime just to be safe, keep pets out if her room and do thorough vaccuming of her room until the appointment.
These do resemble bites but it is difficult to really tell just by looking at the pictures. I feel sure you can tell that it is a bite and must really be giving your baby a fit with itching.
You should check your pets for fleas as if they do have fleas, a weekly bath will not get rid of the source of the fleas, it will only kill the few that may be on your pets. If you have fleas they will be in almost everything; carpet, bedding, dust bunnies, around your baseboards, chairs, sofa, shoes, clothing, closets or anywhere the pets may wander (outside?).
If you see even one flea, your pets have fleas. You can check with your vet for a quick fix and then start cleaning everything that you can, especially vacuuming (throw the bag out immediately) as this is the best way to start.
Do your laundry in as hot of water as they can take and that will kill any fleas in or on your clothes.
If your pets do not have fleas then you need to take your baby to a doctor to try and find out what this is.