Jump to content

Flea Bombs


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 ~Mummy~Mel~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

We have fleas in the house. Dog has been treated with frontline and capstar but they are all through the house especially my bedroom where the dog sleeps. Ewww
I have 6 flea bombs to let off today (can't afford an exterminator), just wondering if I should take sheets of bed before or after and should I cover all our toys as DS is only 1. What about the lounge? Is it safe to sit in after? Any other precautions I should take. The can does say to turn off all power etc and put exposed food away.

Thanks!

#2 scarfie

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:36 AM

I know you say you can't afford an exterminator, but we have had problems with fleas and those bombs you buy from the supermarket don't really do the job and you end up spending just as much by re-doing it again.

Best thing we ever did was pay for someone to come in and do it, and it isn't as expensive as we thought.



#3 ubermum

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Flea bombs are like fly spray. I would vacuum everything and wash any toys that get mouthed. I would probably strip and wash the sheets so that I knew for sure there was no eggs anywhere and that all the nooks and crannys around the mattress got bombed.

#4 mummytotwo

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:37 AM

Need to get yard sprayed as well. Otherwise they will come back. Cheaper in long run. We don't even use flea treatments now.

#5 Monket

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

It is hard to get rid of fleas with flea bombs.  Make sure you spray under furniture as that is where they like to hide.  Ideally, spray and leave for 24 hours or longer.  Then vacuum and dispose of the vacuum bag elsewhere or put it in a plastic bag that is well sealed.

It might pay to call a pest control company.  They spray and also give you a guarantee which means that if the fleas return within a certain period, they will respray for free.  This is great for fleas because the chance of reinfestation is high due to the length of time the eggs can lay dormant.

Good luck, fleas are the pits.

#6 Bodacious Prime

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

OP is the problem in the carpets?
I've used salt before with great results to remove fleas from carpets. It might be worth a try first and it's certainly better than filling your home woth noxious chemicals.

#7 ~Mummy~Mel~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

Yes it is the carpets. Did you use everyday table salt and what, sprinkle it on the carpet then vacuum it up?

The exterminator will cost $240. I had it done a year ago and he did the yard too. My dog has scratched up fleas that were lying dormant in the dirt outside. The exterminator did say that he thought the fleas would be back because of my dogs digging.

#8 Chelara

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

My PIL had a terrible flea problem in their home a few years ago (indoor dogs and yes it was the carpet) they flea bombed, I think they may have done it twice, no issues ever since.

It was really bad, we'd walk into the lounge room and have fleas instantly all over our legs and ankles. They live rurally and have a large yard with long grass and the fleas did not come back.

#9 Bodacious Prime

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Yes, just normal salt. You need to do all the rooms at once or you'll find that one room will reinfect the next, move as much furniture as you can. Vac first and suck up as many of them as you can, empty the vac straight away and then sprinkle the salt. Put it on pretty heavy, I think we left it on for a day or two. No young kids in my house back then though.

#10 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

There is a thread on Fleas in the Pet Section. Some of the links I posted had some good suggestions for killing off fleas in yards and other places.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Student shocked by surprise baby

Kate Hudson, 22, was on a dream European holiday with friends. She didn't realise she was about to become a mum.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.