What's the best way to treat a mild flea infestation with complications?
December 29, 2012 5:53 PM Subscribe
If I can only see the fleas on one cat, what is my best anti-flea protocol? Complications: apartment building full of pets, possible interaction with pregnant lady.
posted by feets to pets & animals (15 answers total)
One of my two (strictly indoor) cats has fleas -- or at least, I saw little bugs crawling on her and they look just like the fleas on Google Image Search. I don't think the flea infestation could be very far along, because I swell up when I get bug bites, and I haven't noticed any.
So my questions are:
1. What is the best way to treat a mild flea infestation? Will flea collars and vacuuming be enough, or ... ?
2. Considering that the fleas likely came in with a neighbor's pet (we have carpeted hallways and some indoor-outdoor cats and dogs in the building), how can we avoid bringing them in in the future?
3. There might be a pregnant lady in my house in the near future. Is there a pregnant-lady-friendly protocol we could do?
4. The cats don't go in our bedroom, though they snuck in there once this week when the door was open. Should I treat the bedroom too?
Thanks for your help, AskMe!