How do I get rid of fleas from my house and cat?

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  • Megan Reid Megan Reid on Aug 01, 2018
    Here's a link to some helpful treatments. We sprayed our yard and have been giving the cats flea meds from the vet, but last time we applied it, one of our cats went bald in that spot.
    As for the house, I used the sudsy plate method with a tealight and it worked like a charm.

  • Roz Roz on Aug 01, 2018
    Exterminator + meds from vet for cat + shampoo carpets + wash bedding + clean furniture upholstery + check adults and kids who live there. Make your cat an inside cat.
  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Aug 01, 2018
    The cat must be dipped at the vet, then use diamatious earth on the carpet and overstuffed furniture. Be sure to put lots next to the baseboards, where they tend to hide. This must stay down for 10 days fleas reproduce every seven days. This will even get the second generation.
  • Carol Carol on Aug 01, 2018

    Borax..... and time. you begin by bathing your pet with DAWN dishsoap... sprinkle borax heavily on carpet and furniture. then vaccum... this might take 2 or 3 repeats. get a flea collar after the bath. it worked for my daughter, her cat had fleas.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Aug 01, 2018
    The least toxic way that works really well is - baking soda. However, this will not work if your cat goes outdoors and brings them back inside. Shake the baking soda heavily over the carpet, floor, furniture - whatever and wherever you suspect they're hiding. If you can bathe your cat in plain water, then try adding baking soda to the water and the fleas should -- flee. Just remember to rinse well because the baking soda is drying and your cat will want to groom and doesn't need the extra salt. After 12 hours, vacuum all the baking soda up and toss it. If you have a really bad infestation, you may need to repeat the process in 12 to 14 days to break the cycle.
  • Get ready for a solid month of non stop cleaning!




    Everything, and I mean everything needs to be washed, vacuumed and treated! Including your cat. If you can't wash your cat, take to the vet. I am not a chemical person, Dawn dish soap will kill fleas and so will vinegar. Empty your vacuum cleaner after every session.

    Or just call flea busters and pay a boatload of money. You will still have to wash everything and they use chemicals.
  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 01, 2018

    i'm with naomie on this one, it's going to take a few repeated treatments. keep a flea collar on your ankles. the baking soda didn't work for me. I wound up with flea and tick powder put down on the carpet, left it over night, put hot water in the carpet cleaner and cleaned it up.

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 01, 2018

    repeat the next day.