To flea, or not to flea?
We have two adult kitties, neither have ever been outside (ages 5 & 15). On their last vet visit, vet said it "looked like" there could be evidence of something he called "flea dirt" (I can just guess what that is) but he wasn't certain, and for us to just keep an eye on them. Well, they've been scratching quite a bit and we gave them each a tube of Revolution, and that didn't seem to have any effect: still scratching. So I'm getting flea collars today (wow have you priced those lately? $45/each for "good" ones). But all that aside, the question is, if somehow fleas or some other flea-like creatures have made it into our home, and now the furnace has kicked on since it's getting colder outside, is there ANY way these critters will just die off? Our two babies DO NOT LIKE LEAVING THE HOUSE, AND HATE THE CAT-CARRIERS and it is a major day-long terror-filled event just to get them to the vet twice a year! So I think "flea-bombing" the house is out of the question, at least unless it's a last-ditch effort, since we all have to leave the house WITH the kitties. I did buy a canister of flea powder and it has so many precautions on it, it scares me to death, and even with that, you can only clean a 3 X 3 area at a time, and I've got a big house with a lot of carpet! Oh, and by the way, we've been noticing a few bites on our legs, just below the knees (I know; sounds bad, doesn't it!) Eeeek! Please help if you have any words of wisdom!