2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 1:16 PM
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Anybody ever have to use a flea bomb in Park Ridge? My father lives in Downers Grove and is having a major flea problem this year. He has two dogs and one of them is covered in fleas, while the pup just has a few. We can't figure out if the house is infested or if they are coming from the yard. My dad lives alone and has no flea bites on him. The dogs are allowed on the furniture. We were going to bomb the house but that is a lot of work (He has a 120 gallon fish tank and also a 60 gallon). I just keep thinking that my dad would have flea bites if they were infested in the house. Anybody have any experience with this? I'm at a loss.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 3:46 PM

1. What product is he using? Generics don't work great. Personally don't recommend Frontline for difficult infestations. 2. Are all of the animals being treated with an appropriate product? 3. Vacuum frequently, empty the canisters afterwards. Do not use a steam cleaner! 4. Virbac Knockout spray, available at most vet offices. 5. Ask your vet for help! 6. Many pets get tapeworms from having fleas, watch for "rice" in their stools.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 3:49 PM

If the dogs are in the house then the fleas are laying hundreds of eggs per day, they fall into the bar of your carpet and between the cracks of your hardwood floors, they will emerge weeks later. Have to put product on all of the pets once a month for 3 months at least.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 3:56 PM

Definitely get a professional to get rid of them.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 4:30 PM

Flea and tick preventative will work. We get dogs covered in fleas from rescue. We bring them in wash them with flea and tick shampoo and keep all dogs on frontline. Never an issue. Keep in mind fleas can now cause worms in the belly. So you'll want to deworm as well

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 4:38 PM

Get capstar for the dogs

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 4:47 PM

Put them both on revolution. And Google it. Maybe you can find something. Good luck.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 7:29 PM

First thing - throw those dogs in the bath! Lather them up and make them soak. Follow up with conditioner - covered head to toe & sit a bit. Strip the bed, vacuum the rug and furniture very well. Might have gotten fleas on a walk.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 7:29 PM

Then flea pills. Vacuum a few times a day and maybe repeat bath the next day.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 8:48 PM

Capstar will not work all the way. Buy the Front Line Plus and apply immediately. Have your house bombed too. Just had ours done by Schepps Pest Control in Park Ridge. The chatter referred us to him. PROBLEM SOLVED.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 8:49 PM

Vacuum everything and throw all of their dog beds and toys away. You need to start over. Washing them doesn't get rid of fleas.

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2 years ago on 09/04/2016 at 9:29 PM

Marlo Sliskevics Romo - your husband do fleas?

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2 years ago on 09/05/2016 at 6:27 AM

You need to get the fleas off the dogs then get the dogs out of the house until the house is bombed. Fleas can live up to 2 weeks without a host. There are many different species of fleas and only one will live on humans, but if animals aren't around and they only have humans to feed on they will. I'm assuming that's why your dad hasn't been bitten, they prefer the dogs/cats. Have you tried filling shallow bowls of water with dish detergent? The water and dish detergent is toxic for fleas and when they jump into the mixture, they die. You need to put them low/on the ground under a spot light to attract the fleas to it and they will jump in it.

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2 years ago on 09/05/2016 at 6:51 AM

Call Shepp pest control. They'll fix it for you:-)

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