Friday, October 25, 2013

Battle of the Fleas, Pt. II

Last week, we had made after round one against the fleas, we were seeing a few on the pooches.  I'm not sure if we weren't keeping up with the routine enough, or if our homemade spray wasn't working as effectively as we were hoping (I think it works well killing fleas on the pooches, but not so well at repelling them).

We couldn't give them another dose of their spot treatment, but I knew there was a pill form that I hoped we could give them.  After a trip to the vet, we came home with Capstar flea treatment pills for the pooches and Knockout spray for the house.  We also picked up another round of the Bengal Foggers.

We gave the pill to the pooches and brushed them well with the flea comb, sprayed the high-traffic and plush areas (mattresses, pillows, rugs, and couches) with the Knockout spray, fogged the house one more time, and vacuumed everything.

It seems like we are finally getting the upper hand.  Our vet instructed us to give the Capstar pills 3 days in a row.  We've sprayed areas down regularly and vacuumed.  And we plan to do one more "bombing" tonight.

Has anyone else battled the fleas and won?


  1. Fingers crossed that this does the trick!

  2. I feel so bad for you guys! I am hoping and praying you get this under control quickly! How stressful!

  3. It sounds like you're doing everything you can... I hope this round works!

  4. From what I understand fleas are nearly non-existent here. I've never treated the pups for fleas (preventive or otherwise,) and I've never talked to someone here or seen a dog here who had the problem. How has the treatment been working for you?

    1. So lucky! We have NEVER had a problem in the almost 4 years I have had Tess until this year. Although, from what I hear, it's been a bad year in our area. And My Two Pitties said that Frontline is not working in their area (California). We are having a hard time breaking the cycle - we're getting the fleas, but not the eggs/larve and then getting fleas AGAIN a few weeks later. But we've got a routine, so I guess we just keep fighting and hope the winter kills them all off.