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Old May 18th, 2020, 01:07 PM
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!!! Fleas !!!

Wild critters have been in our area (one pooped on our deck a while back) - I wonder if they are the culprits. We've never had fleas.

About 5 weeks ago I found a flea, about a week or so later DH found a flea, another week- another flea. In the past week, week & 1/2 we've found a few more.

The exterminator told us to vacuum daily & trow out the bags. If the problem persists/gets bad they'll treat the house. ($$$)


I've also looked online and found that certain plants/scents repel fleas - I went and stocked up on basil scented cleaning/laundry products (I would have preferred rosemary)
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Old May 18th, 2020, 03:44 PM
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Re: !!! Fleas !!!

Good luck!

We had a really bad flea infestation once. We had a dirt floor cellar, and had dug out hedges which may have displaced a nest. We needed to bomb several times to get rid of them.
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Re: !!! Fleas !!!

DH has been vacuuming daily, I've been doing laundry with basil scented stuff (supposedly repels fleas), and been praying the house with basil scented air freshener.

We've not seen any lately.
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Re: !!! Fleas !!!

pfft - after 2 weeks of vacuuming we've still got fleas

exterminator is scheduled
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Re: !!! Fleas !!!

Yikes. Good luck.
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