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If only air conditioning killed fleas!! No way!!

Posted By: FleasBGone! on 2006-08-18
In Reply to: Fleas and air conditioning...sm - Been lucky so far. Hope my time hasn't ran out

I rescued 2 kittens about 6 months ago, and they blessed my house with love and fleas!! I wasted 6 months using Frontline on kitties and dogs - forget it! Infestation crisis! I finally had the sense to switch to Advantage and its a miracle. Much less expensive than Frontline, and way more bang for your buck!! After the initial application of Advantage on 2 cats and 3 dogs, just had to reapply after 2 weeks, and now we are on top of things. No more fleas, though I will continue to use for months more. I hate using this toxic stuff, but my dogs are flea allergic. Nearly killed them. I would give Advantage a shot once just to make sure you didn't miss any fleas. And we keep our house frigid - doesn't bother them one bit. In fact, I picture them laying around in floor cracks and furniture, on little flea lounge chairs with pina coladas!!

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Fleas and air conditioning...sm
Do you think that a flea would die if it were to come into a house that is really cold.  We keep our air very, very cold and everyone around has had a horrible time with fleas.  But we let our two cats come in and out as they wish and tonight is the first night I have noticed fleas on one of my cats.  Let me tell you it was the whole flea family.  So I rushed him in and bathed him with flea shampoo....It seems like I heard somewhere though that cold kills fleas (if they were to jump off the cat).  Has anyone ever heard of this?  I just hope that I got them before they became a problem in my home.....
need to be run indoors with air conditioning..sm

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PS on fleas

I forgot the vacuming up the Boric acid part and do keep sweeping for the next few days.  I went through vac. bags but it was worth it.  I also made the lemon spray up and used it for the first 2 days. 

They are nasty this year.  I had Frontline on my critters and it did not work, went to the collars and with the above, all is well so far.

Okay, I worked for a vet for 30 years.  Here is my "flea speech".  It is easy to kill fleas on a dog, it is tough to keep them gone.  Fleas go through 4 life stages.  Egg, larva, cocoon and adult.  NOTHING will kill fleas in the cocoon stage.  Fleas can stay in the cocoon stage for different amounts of time but generally 2-3 weeks is the average.  When fleas come out of the cocoon stage they want to feed and they would rather feed on an animal than on a person.  It is only when the fleas are so prevelant in the environment, that they will get on a person. Basically, you need to treat the flea restaurant, your pet.  The best way to do that is with Advantage, Frontline or Revolution.  As far as which of these is the best, every situation is different and it is not a question of one of these being better, they are all different and and what works best for one person might not be the best product for their neighbor.  ALso, you need to treat ALL the pets in the environment.  Even tho you don't think the other one has fleas, you need to treat him so he doesn't become the "safe haven" for the fleas.  You can also treat the pets favorite areas but a good thing about the above named products, the chemicals will be in the flakes of skin that your pet sheds and that the larva feeds on, thus killng the larva before they even go into the cocoon stage. People think that these products are expensive, but in the long run it is much cheaper to buy them to begin with than to spend hundreds trying to get rid of fleas.  ALso, people tend to think of fleas as being a spring and summer problem but fleas are much worse in the fall.  That is why people think they have made it throught the flea season only to find themselves over run in the fall.  If you problem is so bad that you need to aggressively treat the environment, you need to get flea bombs and set them off and repeat in two weeks.  And dont skimp, better to do too much than not enough.  I am sorry this is so long, but fleas are not an easy situation to deal with but done right, you will be happy with the results.

I used to work for a vet too.  You will find that cats are better carriers of fleas and less bothered by them.   I treat my animals more aggressive in late spring to fall and I do bomb twice a year.   I am always told by my vet and groomer that my dog is one of the least bothered by fleas than any animal they have seen.  So it works for me.  She just went to stay with my sister for 5 days and came back scratching and so am doing her flea bit again along with the cats and bombing this weekend.   I may go overboard a bit but it is well worth it in the end.



Picked up my new Corgi puppy yesterday, and she has fleas!  My other 2 dogs (Cocker & Corgi) dont have a single flea and I dont have any flea shampoo (which probably can't be used on a puppy anyway).  Any quick natrual remedies I can do until I can get to the store?
Try Frontline. They have one for puppies.

just went through this with a new pup.....bath in Dawn dish detergent (it's mild on their coats but kills fleas). 

If you notice your other critters with fleas, then do same for them, use old fashion Borax detergent, sprinkle it in areas where the critters frequent (blocking it off from the dogs), sprinkle table salt also (dehydrates the fleas). 

These remedies my vet gave me and between the other 2 dogs & 2 cats/3 kittens it saved my from total chaos.



i've mixed a bit of garlic powder into dogs'/cats' food to deter fleas.  animals like it; fleas don't.

Get some branches off of a sweet gum tree and lay them around the house. Before you know it, no more fleas. Don't know why it works, but we did that one year and have never had any more fleas.
I know this might sound a bit wierd, but try vaccuming the dog/cat. If they get used to the sound when they are puppies/kittens, then the sound shouldn't frighten them. The suction from the vaccum will pull off any fleas, and there is no bothering with expensive shampoos or other things. Just a suggestion...
What can we use on the yard for fleas? I got a
cocker spaniel a few months ago to go along with the cats but since the end of June/beginning of July we have been fighting fleas. I'm surrounded by neighbors who both have 2 dogs but their backyard grass is about 3 feet high so now matter how much spraying I do in the yard, the fleas still comes back. I've had the yard and house sprayed a few times this month but the fleas keep coming. We never have a problem with fleas until summer months. I just wish the neighbor would cut his grass more than 3 times a year.
Yes - cold does kill fleas
it's called WINTER not air conditioning........ROFLMAO!  Are you for real?            
Does anybody have a GOOD home remedy for fleas...
I have two "sons" (shih tzus), one has long hair and the other has short hair.  My short haired baby has fleas that I cannot get rid of.  I have tried all kinds of over the counter medicine and I have done everything including cleaning this house top to bottom and bathing him 3 times a week.  One would think the long haired one would have them worse, but he doesn't.  He enjoys being groomed though and brushed daily whereas my short haired guy thinks the brush is a toy.  I used the Zodiac line last year and had absolutely no problems at all but it is just not working this year.  Any good ideas would be appreciated!!!!
Dawn dish soap for fleas
I had this problem before with some kittens. Soak the pup down and scrub it up with dawn dish soap. Apparently the fleas get caught in the "bubbles" and suffocate. Leave this on the puppy for about a 1/2 hour to an hour then rinse. Keep in mind that this does work BUT dry skin occurs.
I used to do that until it killed me almost! I now do QA.
I did it many years though and with 99% accuracy. You go girlfriend and do it while you can. :)
Tried it, nearly killed me. Unless you want to be

tied to your desk 24/7, not see your family and then if you do you're too tired and cranky to enjoy each other, have no other life, don't mind a messy house, etc. I wouldn't do it. 

You just cannot be productive working this much and especially if all 3 formats are different, plus you'll have to learn new docs, etc., so you will actually be working more hours and making less money, not to mention the stress.   You might could do it for a couple of weeks until you could get a feel for what jobs you like best, but any more than that and it is just too much. 

Get to a Dr. ---my mom had this and it was CHF--it killed her quick-
get checked out.
I tried it last week and it almost killed me
I tried a 5:30 to 9:30 for one company, noon to 4 for another - and squeezing the other work in between those two times - and I was stressed to the max.  If the companies can give you work 24/7 and you can work your own schedule - and it can vary - I think you could do - I just had down time and unpredictable times when doctors would submit work - and no could do!!
pit bulls killed Maltese
I am so sorry about your puppy.  I saw a pit bull attack a German shepherd in our off-leash park.  The owner showed up right after the police -- I and the shepherd's owner were screaming, "Call 911" -- and he gave a fake name and address.  He had another loose pit bull, too.  Then another of my dog-walking acquaintances said she saw a pit bull kill a dog in that same park and the owner then proceeded to kill the pit bull by bludgeoning him/her.  I read that one of every two dogs killed at our animal shelter is a pit.  I have a neighbor who drove 1000-1500 miles, to a breeder's place in California, to get a pit bull to protect his wife, that the breeder claimed was completely gentle, just looked scary.
second job killed me on taxes, so I found a job
that was just money in my pockets without having to claim it - an extra $600/week. Did it until I burned out, which wasn't long - 8 weeks. But it definitely helped!!!!
I would go with vinyl. We have tile now and I think it killed my dog. -sm
She slipped and fell on it when she slopped her water. I almost did too. She could hardly move. I think she might have broken some ribs. At the least they had to be bruised. It was actually my husband's cousin's dog so he took her to the vet and they put her to sleep on me. The vet said she was in severe pain. She was my little buddy. I never had an animal that loved me so much. (And I've always been a cat person.)

Tile is very slippery, hard, and cold too. I found the vinyl a lot easier to clean. Our tile is a mess. It cracked, the grout is dirty even though it was sealed. It's mostly because of the dogs that it's so yucked up. I can't stand going over by the front wall. It's soooo cold there, but I'm really intolerant to cold.

Our vinyl lasted a lot longer and was more comfortable than the tile. Not to mention, we had to cut all the doors besides.
Pit bull dogs killed my lab
About 2 a.m. my husband let our two dogs outside to do their business. Our dogs have squeezed out under a spot under the fence before ane we have put big rocks, a pedestal, etc. in the hole and barricaded the gates, etc. My lab, Shadow, is 1.5 years old and 75 pounds. My mixed dog, Flash, is also around 60 pounds. They apparently got out and got separated. Flash found his way back to the front door and my husband woke me up and said Shadow was missing. We proceed to go through the neighborhood for two hours looking for Shadow. Eventually, we go out the back gate (it is very overgrown and wooded) and two pit bulls come up through the woods and attack Flash. My husband and I are throwing rocks everything we can get ahold of and my husband manages to get the dogs off of Flash.

Long horrific story short, Shadow was killed by these monsters and was found by my husband and a police officer in the woods not far from our back gate. Flash survived. These could have been someone's children. Animal control had been called three times this week on those dogs. We called the police and animal control and the dogs are to be picked up today. We live in the middle of a city and our dogs spend 90% of their time inside. These were our "children", as we do not have any children.

I just wanted to let you know about these types of "pets". Google "labrador" and Google "pit bull" and tell me which one you think is a better choice. These people breed these monsters and teach them to attack. It is a wonder that my husband or myself did not get attacked in the process. Please do not let your children around these animals. It is not safe.
Pit bull dogs killed my lab nm
Who do U think killed JonBenet Ramsey?
I think her parents did it...
ever killed a fly or a mosquito? they live and

breathe, too, but they are pesky little anoying things. And no, I don't think the killing of thousands of dogs in China was right. It was despicable. But you can't let this thread get carried away by stating that no living breathing thing should ever be killed. JMO.

Pit bull dogs killed my lab
Thank you for your messages. I have read every one and I can see the point of each. I am trying to deal with this the fairest way I know how, but I am heartbroken and do not want anyone else to have to deal with this kind of thing.

Thank you for responding. I really do appreciate every one of your messages. OP
he hasn't actually said, "i killed her." He has only stated, "i was with her when she d
i think he is totally obsessed with the case. whether he did it or not, i am not sure. he can't give details?? the puzzle i am not fitting is the 118,000 ransom note that patsy new about. he has admitted it was a hostage gone wrong. i am wondering if maybe somehow he and patsy worked together on this one and now the reasoning it is coming out since patsy is no longer here. he lived in Georgia where they did but jonbenet was a baby at that time. it states that were vaginal abrasions but no semen? maybe that was a cover up to make it look like an intruder but they kinda left out an item called semen to make it real. makes me wonder if her hymen was intact. he is saying he drugged and raped her but yet autopsy says no drugs in her system.
Ya know, you probably just killed that patient with your missing period! SM

It's ridiculous when you put it that way, isn't it?  In my opinion the MTSOs and the QA people who work for them have gone way over the top.  I've worked both in the hospital and at home for the MTSO and I can tell you the HIM Director at the hospital and the docs at the hospital could care less if you forgot your period.  When QA tells you that they have had complaints from the client, it's a bunch of garbage unless there are blatant errors such terminology misuse, mispellings, drug dosage errors, etc.  The are absolutely NOT complaining about your missing period.  It sounds to me like the QA department where you work is just looking for every little error they can find.  Some QA editors are on power trips and love to ping you.

I wouldn't worry about it at all.  Use your Expanders like the others suggested.  You could proofread everything you type, but it's easier and more productive to pay attention as your typing. 


Is anyone watching Court TV and/or following case of 16-year-old who killed parents.
My satellite went out during sentencing and just wondered what her sentence ended up being.  I was hoping life w/o probation. 
People get killed EVERYDAY by making bad decisions. If you go to work
driving while you are intoxicated or sleepy you are more likely to get in an accident. Do you deserve it? I dunno. Maybe people should just use their brains and they would not become victims or killed. Your logic is flawed and you are comparing apples to oranges. How about this? If you wear skimpy clothes and get drunk and hang out with drunk people instead of dressing a little more modestly and keeping your mind sober, who is more likely to be raped? It is logical that consequences of your behavior will decide your fate.
Had a Sony hand control years ago, then my thumb killed me! nm
A hyphen never killed anyone but a left and right error did and I catch plenty of those as the MT.
blah - these aren't rules, they are decisions made by a circle of anal retentive MTs. Dorland's and a grasp of the English land and basic sentence structure all make it happen but a love of medicine is what makes an expert in this field because they follow the doctor's hands, eyes and mind.
You seem to forget the HUNDREDS of thousands Saddam killed, execution style.
Yeah, I used to years ago but no heavy usage, what killed by brain cells
not getting high. Granted if I had done it a lot, maybe so, but I have 1 good friend who got high every day, she has a Master's degree and is a respected Speech Therapist, though we tease her about her specialty, "swallowing".