Help me get through a flea bombing
June 15, 2012 5:19 AM Subscribe
Help me prep for setting off flea bombs.
posted by DMelanogaster to pets & animals (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My cat has fleas. She's now on Frontline, having been treated with a flea wash and an oral capsule (forgot the name) by the vet. It's time to set off the bombs, but I'm freaking out.
Do I remove all the bedding? Do I cover the kitchen counters? The package says that the stove's pilot light should be turned off and I should contact my gas utility provider to find out how to shut off the gas! REALLY? this seems insane.
We have two floors, so I'm planning to put the cat on one floor while I bomb the other and wait the three hours (one hour for the bombing to occur and then two before we return), and then do the same for the other floor. We'll put plastic on computers, printers, etc.
We are messy people and putting EVERYTHING away before we bomb seems like an impossible task. I assume every bit of clothing needs to be put away.
Last night I sprayed around with a spray made by the same company, but then in bed a live flea said hello to me on my leg, so I can see that just spraying isn't enough.
Please give me any tips to survive this bombing. and tell me it's necessary (I've read prior posts that assert the necessity of this to really rid ourselves of these pests.)