On 17 Sep, 22:25, "saxrocco via CatKB.com" <[email protected]
> Fleas - my cats have fleas. We have used frontline, but can I just confirm
> something. Our cat Chester has got some fur missing on his head near his
> ears...Does this mean he is allergic to flea bites??? A neighbour said this
> as her cat gets the same problem.
> I must get all the bedding washed at the weekend (pray for good weather) I
> forget they get everywhere!!!
> Bless little Chester he has scabs on him - darn fleas :-(
> Hope we are all free from fleas soon.
> Clare x
> Matthew wrote:
> >yes use advantage or frontline on your cats. Plus groom them to get rid of
> >the current fleas
> >the fleas on the floor and every where else have your house treated while
> >it is going on go out for the day.
> >When you get home when it is safe. Vacuum everything twice and wash your
> >linens, laundry and any other washables . You can have your place steam
> >cleaned and that should remove everything. IMO The safest way with a new
> >child in the house. A professional has more access to the correct poisons
> >to use to keep you, your family and the four legs safer than doing it your
> >Ps if your cats are inside outside cats your are going to have to have the
> >yard treated and keep up to date with that and advantage or frontline. For
> >once they go outside again you will get fleas again
> >If you are budget bound you can get the do it your self with flea bombs but
> >be ready to wipe down everything and wash all your dishes once you do it.
> >Plus the other cleaning mentioned above. But you will have to find away to
> >keep the furballs safe while you do this
> >Hope this helps
> >> We have a ten-week old baby in the house and I just discovered another
> >> new addition -- fleas! (No, not from the baby, from our two cats.)
> >[quoted text clipped - 4 lines]
> >> Thanks.
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BOnce upon a time you could get the council exterminators out, free of
charge to anyone who called if they had a cat flea problem. As with
all things, people abuse the service, & in the end, everyone end up
paying to make up for the freeloaders.
I don't know where you live Clare, but it might be worth asking them
to come out.
In my opinion, they are the best one people to get rid of a flea
problem because they guarantee the work.
These days, if you want the to come out to you, as long as you are
ready to receive them ( ie: you are all tidied up, & it is easy to get
under the beds, and move the 3 piece ect), then you will be fine,
because they charge by the hour. It's around £36 per hour, which
starts when they leave the depot to come to your place, so if you say
2-3 hours max, you can estimate the price. Mind you, as I said, if you
have a problem after that,. they will do a respray for free...
They do a brilliant job & it's worth every penny when you consider the
That is how much my council charges, of course yours might be
different, but I would say that it is well worth checking them out.
The spray that Paul mentions, is good, but a bit pricey if you intend
to get the whole house done. You need to do every singe pace where the
cats go ( & don't go too, becasuse fleas jump amazing paces away!!),
right down to under the sofa!!
Good Luck Clare,