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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:44 pm 
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I have combed both Daisy & Charlie, but cannot find any fleas on them at all. However my husband keeps complaining of bites on his ankles that look like flea bites.
Is frontline safe to use on Daisy? She is 20 weeks old.
I am going to treat both cats to be on the safe side. But as for the bites my husband is getting - would anyone recommend a particular treatment for our carpets & furniture??
We stayed in a hotel recently so i was concerned we may have bed bugs (yuk!) but on looking up the information on google have ruled this out. Also with my husbands occupation he may have come into contact with people that may have human fleas - but again have ruled this out as human fleas generally bite around the abdomen on humans. Whereas from what i can see animal fleas like to nip human ankles.
Please help as i am a bit of a clean freak & i am now stating to itch & become paranoid about the situation!!!! AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH :x

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:54 pm 
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Frontline say that it can be used on kittens 8 weeks and older .
As for your carpets @ furniture , i can not be of any help :?

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My vet sold me Siphotrol spray last year to treat carpets and furniture. Just be careful to follow the instructions (e.g. keep the cats out of the room, air it out for a certain amount of time before reentering etc.) because the pesticides in it are not safe for direct contact or inhaling. It also contains that same chemical as Frontline has that stops flea eggs from developing. It seems to have done the job in my case. I had to treat the house twice two weeks apart and haven't seen a flea since. The nasty thing is that if your pets have fleas, you likely have flea eggs in the carpets/upholstery. So you might not see the fleas on the cats (especially if they are treated with Frontline or something) but the fleas are still in the house and hungry for blood. They can stay dormant for quite a while and then when a suitable blood-source is near, they hatch out and start jumping around again. It can take a while to get rid of a flea infestation. If your cats haven't had fleas in the past though, I'd look more closely at where your husband puts his ankles. E.g. is he doing yard work, such as mowing the lawn? The fleas might be in the grass and is could be actually him who is bringing them into the house then.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:07 pm 
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Ive used staykill spray in the past, you spray it on your carpets, sofas etc but you dont have to spray every inch to be effective. i got it from petmeds.co.uk


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