Question on fleas
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|Sat, 09-15-2012 - 5:59am|
HI Ladies. I give Rudi a monthly pill, Trifexis that targets fleas also.
First time dog mom and I didn't know for sure what I was looking at over a week ago, but vacuumed and didn't see anymore, then yesterday again I saw it in her plush chair she loves and it was a flea. I was able to take the cover off and wash it, where she sits is like a plush lambs wool so the little critters loved it there. Alas, I couldn't kill the flea it jumped off in the kitchen before I could kill it. I had the sucker in a napkin and as fast as I was trying to smash it, it had 9 lives and then some.
So do fleas just up and die if they aren't biting Rudi or I or do they find other food sources? I am such a wimp when it comes to insects and bugs. I had a mouse last month and freaked out totally from that one. Trying to tell myself the cost of having Rudi might mean some bugs/fleas at times.
I can't see any evidence of fleas anywhere else, I washed the towels she sleeps on, and vacuumed the carpet, Rudi isn't scratching and I am not getting bit as I sit on the couch.
Should I be setting off flea bombs or something? We live in the living room the whole day if we aren't asleep or walking.
Any suggestions? I looked online but didn't really find much except advertising for treatments.
thanks I really appreciate any help, hugs, Josie