The first thing you do is vacuum everywhere you can reach and places you never thought you needed to vacuum. Then get that stuff out of the house, empty the vacuum immediately. Any bedding your cat sleeps on needs to be washed in hot water, add bleach if it won't hurt the fabric. You need to treat the cat as well as the environment. Spot-on flea treatment drops work best but research online before you chose one, and watch cat afterward for reactions. There are also organic treatments. If you want something quick, give a bath in dial liquid soap. Treat the rug and furniture with a fleaspray, can also use borax powder. Idea is to dehydrate fleas. You should repeat in 2 weeks even if product says good longer. Vacuum daily if possible. For people, eat garlic. Fleas dislike taste. Mosquitos may leave you alone also.
at 2:40 PM on Aug. 18, 2009