Getting Rid of Fleas in the House

We just recently started seeing fleas in our home. We have a newborn and a toddler. We took our dog to the groomer. We sprayed the yard. We have done our house twice now with two different sprays. I have cleaned the curtains, comforters, and rugs. I also vacuumed the couch and rugs and cleaned all kinds of stuff. We are spraying the house again tomorrow and mopping with Dawn dish soap. Next will be cleaning the car out and spraying the yard again. Do you have any other suggestions? We are on a tight budget. But I really am about to lose my mind here.

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December 13, 20180 found this helpful

It sounds like you have this pretty well covered. My only last thought is has the dog been to the vet to get a medical flea treatment?

Check with your vet and see if he/she has any cost effective treatments (maybe something with a coupon or rebate?)

Hope it all works out!! Post back how things progress!

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December 13, 20180 found this helpful

You need to be very vigilant with vacuuming and washing. Throw away the vacuum bag every time.

If you treat your house with a flea bomb, you must repeat 3-4 weeks later.

Good luck.

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December 15, 20180 found this helpful

You did not say you had given your dog a flea treatment and a groomer may eliminate a few fleas that are on your dog at the time but that does not kill the fleas waiting on your dog's return to your home.

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  • Flea bombs may not be the best thing to use if you have young children but I'm sure you are keeping them away during this treatment. Some bug bombs say to not return children or pets to the room for 24 hours so be sure this is a safe method for your babies.
  • I would suggest purchasing some sort of flea treatment for you dog and then continue with vacuuming for several weeks.
  • There are numerous flea meds to choose from but if you have a vet then you may want to give them a call and ask what they recommend.
  • I like the 24 hour meds because they kill all the adult fleas within a few hours and then you can repeat a few days later for several treatments but this only works if you are doing vigilant vacuuming and getting rid of the new born fleas. This type of meds is called Capstar but there are generic products that are just as good and less expensive. You did not say how large a dog you have but all meds are based on the dog's weight.
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  • Think about using one of these meds along with your cleaning regiment and I think it will eliminate your flea problem.
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