Another Flea Question..

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Ace, the neurotic wonder boxer, went to the groomer yesterday and they reported finding "a couple of fleas on his hindend". That was a bit of a shock as he gets his monthly treatment a day or two after grooming on a monthly basis.

    SO the question is this....should I worry about house or yard treatment or wait and see if trouble develops. He is getting his treatment today so I am assuming he will not be bothered. on the other hand I do NOT want to have fleas in the house nipping us.

    What do you experts say? DDD
     
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Your warm climate makes it different from what I am used to. I'm not certain what a flea yard treatment is. Can you explain?
     
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Fleas multiply so fast that if you can "nip" them first you'll be okay. I would suggest giving him a good treatment as usual and keeping an eye for a week. If at the end of that week they're gone, and you haven't seen any in the house, you're good. Otherwise you will want to treat the house. Since he goes in the yard... Unless it's BAD, on him or in the house, don't sweat it too much - if they avoid him due to the treatment, and the house has been treated, you don't have to worry.
     
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    For the Florida flea treatments the exterminators spray the yard and inside of the house. It's been years and years since I had to do it and with the economy I'm hoping to avoid it. on the other hand, lol, I am a woose when it comes to
    bug bites. I'm one of those people that attract mosquitoes! DDD
     
  5. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    DDD, what are you using for flea control? We found the Frontline Plus did not work on the fleas down here, and switched to Advantix.

    No more fleas.

    Barbara
     
  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    FWIW Frontline doesn't work on one of my dogs, either. Works fine on the other, but my little black dog...I coud dip her whole body in it, and the fleas still eat her alive. We use Advantage or Advantix now, too.
     
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I'm leaving work and off to buy Advantix. I have been using the Frontline.
    Fingers crossed. Thanks, as always. DDD
     
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Wow. It may be a coincidence (doubt it, lol) but Ace has already stopped licking and scratching. I think the new product did the trick. Thanks. DDD
     
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