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Fleas (by AL [NC]) May 16, 2019 3:25 PM
       Fleas (by Deanna [TX]) May 16, 2019 3:36 PM
       Fleas (by Libi [NY]) May 16, 2019 3:37 PM
       Fleas (by S i d [MO]) May 16, 2019 4:04 PM

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Fleas (by AL [NC]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 3:25 PM

Tenant vacated in April. Left house just broom swept. Appliances not cleaned, yard and hedges not mowed/cut etc. Alleged he got a new job and couldn't take care of place in 3 wks before he left. He left fleas. I have tried DE, a pro, aerosols etc without total relief. Will go over today to see what's left. The house has hardwoods and ceramics. The DE was hard to get up off hardwoods. He tells me his dog was treated in March and did not have any fleas. I don't have pets and never had a flea problem in this house. How can this be? I read that if the dog had a collar/was treated, that controlled the fleas. However when the host leaves, the fleas come out. Help solve the mystery of how the fleas got into house. Unaware, I brought them into my home and did the same eradication process in my office. still working on getting rid of them out of my car as well. Thanks


Fleas (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 3:36 PM

Get a spritz bottle and fill it with straight ammonia.

Walk through the house. Spritz spritz, spritz, spritz, spritz. Fill it with as many fumes as possible. Lock it up tight-- windows, doors, everything.

Leave it for a day or two. Come back. Do it again. Spritz, spritz, spritz, spritz, spritz. Let it sit and fume.

Do it for a few weeks. You want to be able to get to the point where you got the last of the hatched eggs, but not let any more get to the point of maturity.

I like to wear shorts and sandals so I can see if anything tries to jump on me. When I get to the point where I've been there two or three times without seeing anything, then I have confidence enough to put my sign out.

Good luck! --96.46.xxx.xx

Fleas (by Libi [NY]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 3:37 PM

We was trying to get rid of the fleas by ourselves, but not successfully. Hired a company and they was gone.

Maybe it is a good idea just to pay someone and bill the tenant? --174.203.x.xxx

Fleas (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 4:04 PM

Pro exterminator in my area charges $95 for a two stage flea treatment for one of my 2-bed, 900 sq ft houses. First stage knocks down and kills all hatched out fleas for about 5-7 days and sterilizes anything that comes into contact with it so new eggs are produced, then they return and hit it again after the next batch hatches, breaking the cycle.

DIY big box store flea sprays and foggers are usually not effective against heavy infestations. They can clean up mild infestations, but you have to spend so much time going back to retreat, vacuum, etc. it just makes more sense to hire a pro if you can get a good rate like I have. --173.20.xxx.xxx

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