fleas in my apartment from cat
March 11, 2011 7:42 PM Subscribe
Cannot get rid of fleas in my apartment from my cat who is now sequestered on the patio
posted by cerebral to pets & animals (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My cat WAS an outdoor cat until we realized she had brought home fleas...suddenly they were everywhere. We live in a carpeted apartment. I very much didnt and dont want to turn to poisons and pesticides such as bombs and sprays to get rid of the fleas due to many reasons so we have tried Borax twice which didnt really do much. We then vacummed 100 times and that didnt do much. Lastly we have steam cleaned all carpets, washed everything that is material and could be put in a washing machine, however all this time the cat was still on the patio with some fleas on her (the medicine we put on the back of her neck didnt seem to kill all the fleas). Anyhow there are still a very few fleas here and there in the apartment probably just from going out to the patio once or twice to care for the cat. what can I do to the cat, the patio and the apartment once and for all? I really really dont want to bomb with pesticide! Thank you.