Hi Debbie, it depends on how many days that ultra guard is supposed to work for, you don’t want to overload your dog. -I have gotten bitten (and seen fleas) when taking the clothes out of the front loading washing machine. But not anymore!! I have had an outdoor dog for a few years now and, for the last two summers, I have had a problem with fleas in the backyard. FYI…I have bowls of water/soap/tea lights out, sprayed the baseboards with Sprayway Good Night, sprayed my upholstered furniture with vinegar/water/rosemary essential oil mixture, washed laundry yesterday, and have borax on the carpet that I used a broom to sweep into the carpet deeper (did vacuum prior) and going to vacuum it up after 5 days and repeat that for 4 weeks. and do your flea bomb, that will all work out nicely. A spot on treatment, or what? Then wash, etc. We vacuumed all area rugs, we have tile throughout the house. Hi Natasha, I hope you can help me with this. I also gave him a flea bath every single afternoon: I’d wash him with all sorts of flea pesticides and comb him thoroughly for fleas afterward (all while getting ravaged by mosquitoes). I am a manic cleaner. Will they die since she is on the front line. Dog fleas: Which is the best flea treatment for dogs; Everything you need to know about flea eggs; Flea bite pictures- what does a flea bite look like; Flea bites on cats and dogs, symptoms and treatments; Flea bites on humans, symptoms and treatments; Flea bites vs Tick bites: Know the difference; Flea Bombs for your home and how to use them The other 2 cats are kittens, 14 weeks, we got them about 6 weeks ago and when we first had them they had fleas. My next move is to call an exterminator in. Have fleas in our duplex. However, I suggest trying my DIY flea trap before using a fogger. It is used all the time on wildlife, especially to remove oil, and is safe to wash young kittens in to kill fleas since young kittens and nursing/ pregnant females can’t be given chemical flea killers. ), I found your article to be extremely impressive! I havn’t used that, doesn’t mean that it isn’t good though I suggest you make a couple DIY flea traps, they are cheap and I have an article on this blog, check it out. Hi Neville! They can live without food for several months, but females must have a blood meal before they can produce eggs. I cleaned everything and used DE on the carpet and put revolution on my cat( I had been using essential oil from the vet). I thought the problem was gone until yesterday when I saw two more fall off my cat looking mostly dead. Thank you again for all your help. We’ve had them confined to their pet carrier for a few days now, and I’m feeling pretty sorry for them being cooped up constantly. Hi Sarah! I don’t think we have noticed any fleas however I don’t think we would pick up on eggs if they were here. THANK you ever SO MUCH in advance and for taking your time to reply all our messages!!! When I give her a good ruffle on a black surface I can see small white flecks, I have no way of knowing if these are eggs or dandruff. Can you see fleas or their eggs? A couple of days later, I opened the towel and the flea larvae(tiny black worm-like things) were crawling in the salt. And then that same day, the lady who took him in called me to tell me that he had fleas! The label on the carpet powder is vague and suggests delaying vacumming up to 24 hours, but doesn’t speak about how long is too long before it is ineffective. A friend told me about borax, which I bought today and used throughout my entire upstairs, unfortunately I ran out before I could do my living room. Hey Natasha, I rescued a kitten two days ago and found fleas on her today. It is safe for pets and scratches up the fleas shell while getting and under it’s shell to dehydrate it. I’m sure this is bc of the eggs. Hi Michela! The eggs cannot fall into the carpets if my pets do not have access to the carpet right? Quarantined. Depending on the environmental temperature and humidity levels, the total life cycle will take anywhere from a couple weeks to many months. Hi Kim! Monthly topical treatments are among … Hi Deb, just wash everything and then put a couple of my DIY flea traps up to check if there are any lurking about. Adding the baking soda made a dramatic improvement. Thanks in advance! Also how long does it take for flea eggs to hatch? Email me if you want a few free quotes , Hi Natasha, I’m so glad I found your website! Good luck! Flea eggs aren’t sticky and won’t adhere to your dog’s fur. I am now concerned about the eggs, though. Whichever makes the most sense given the situation. I had an exterminator come and spray the whole place and the rug (which has since been ditched). Just take the clothes outside, brush them and then spend some time closely inspecting them for fleas. Is the pesticides making them turn light? Then a quick shave. Please enable JavaScript in your web browser to get the best experience. Hi! It’s been about two weeks I I have noticed fleas in my bed whilst sitting on my phone. My baby got infections from their bites last time, and I want them to stay away from her! I have an article on both these topics under the “fleas” category, check them out . The next day I went to continue cleaning the boxes and found little bugs crawling on a pillow in another box. I still have some spray from a vet clinic I will use this weekend, if my family and I can leave the house. The eggs are usually sticky and hard to remove. because I seem to have more flea’s now in this are near computer I combed the cat in. 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