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We got fleas for the first time! It seems as though they moved in over night. We stopped treating our yard last year to save money and apparently that was not something to skimp on. We've got the yard service back as well has had them treat the inside and spray all the base boards. They said it would take awhile for the cycle to stop and they would come back in 10 days to do another spraying. In the mean time we are still getting bit! I am vacuuming the entire house twice a day but they are still biting us. Is there anything we can do to repel them on us and stop the biting??? Oils, lotions??? Please any advice would be grateful.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Apr. 13, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (10)
  • Lavender plants. fleas and other bugs cant stand the smell of it!

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 1:16 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Cut lemon into slices and boil them for 10 mins..let them sit over night..put the lemony water into a squirt bottle and start squirting around the paralyzes the flee and they dont like the lemon smell. It also makes your house smell good. Also try googling home remedies.

    Answer by dolphingoddess at 1:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • put a container of water ( cup, palastic bowl on the floor underneath a night light). fleas will be attracted to the light and fall into the water. (cant get out).

    also u can use some skin so soft oil (AVON). this keeps fleas and mosiqutoes from eating on you like a steak.

    also inbetween THEM spraying the house.... ( get your own bomb- and leave the house for a day). maybe a few days after they spray, you do yours too)

    Answer by kkbird at 1:50 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Get Advantage on your pets. There is also flea spray that you can spray all around your house- do it. Especially wear your pets sleep, and around the baseboards. Remember when you vacuum to immediately clean out your vacuum, or when the eggs hatch the fleas will crawl out. Definitely get back into spraying the yard. Wash your bedding weekly.

    Bug bomb your house if the infestation is really bad. After you bug bomb, be sure to continue the above to make sure new flea's can't hatch. But, unless you get your pets treated, and your pets free of fleas- they will keep coming back.

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 2:42 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Samanthamommy- That's what's so frustrating is that we keep a clean house and always keep up with the flea medication monthly on the pets. I was told bug bombing was not safe for young children that's why we went with the pros. It has to be the yard since that's the only change we've made in the last year. Learned my lesson the hard way. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will defiantly be trying them!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:31 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I wonder if skin so soft by avon works for fleas like it does mosquitoes..?

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 10:00 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • i have heard down soap works

    Answer by mommyof3-2008 at 9:45 AM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I have no idea but I hope that you are able to get rid of them quickly!!

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:32 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Dawn works wonders. Are you emptying the vacuum and putting it in a bag and outside? If not you aren't doing any good. We made the same mistake of not treating our yard last year.....won't do that again.

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:48 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Lavender !!!

    Answer by sstepph at 7:16 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

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