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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    Wash *her* in Dawn dish washing soap.

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    Pert shampoo works great too - killed 'em on Reesie a year ago. It's shitty on your own hair though - ick.
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    Reena decided to stay out all night. Kept trying to grab her to wash her but wouldn't come near. That's odd. Has she started reading minds?

    I hope the house is going to be ok. Did some major washing today and hopefully the bugs haven't laid eggs anywhere. It's hard to know if we did get any bug bites cause there are so many mosquitoes around. What to bug bites look like? Would they be different than a mosquito bite?
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    Itchy hard little lumps, usually on arms and especially legs as they jump off the carpet. Not so much in the hair. usually harmless but annoying.
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    Yeah, more rash-like looking than mosquito bites.
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    Thanks, guys. I definitely haven't had anything like that and haven't seen any on the kid either. Hopefully it's going to be ok.
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    I had a huge flea problem a couple of months after we moved into the house when summer really hit - apparently flea eggs can lie dormant for months but hot weather and movement from humans and animals can animate them so they hatch and within days you have fleas everywhere. For the kitties I use either Frontline/Advantage/Revolution behind the neck drops once a month (or less if they're indoors more) but when we had the major flea infestation the only thing that got rid of them was to vacuum the entire house every day for 2 weeks - a bitch to do, I know, but if you leave any eggs around they'll just hatch again and you'll be back to square 1. And vouch for the flea collar in vacuum cleaner trick - it's the only thing that keeps those eggs from hatching.
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    Fleas need food to lay eggs. If you treat the cat, whatever eggs are out there will still hatch but when they try to feed on the cat, they will die. And by treat the cat I mean with Frontline or something similar. Shampoos and such are a very temporary fix and will have worn off by the time the eggs hatch.

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    Best way to bathe a kitty is to buy small, framed screen. Place it in the bottom of your tub, add water and then add kitty Kitty grabs the screen with her claws

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    ^Good to know!

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    An interesting factoid from my uncle the vet...

    Female fleas have TWELVE ovaries. Each ovary releases eggs at different times, which means the eggs all hatch at different times.

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    I hate fleas!!

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    Omg this is what I did all day. We took the dog to boarding a month ago, a different one from my usual because they were full. I noticed 2 fleas this week. I don't play around with that shit. So I bombed the house today, washed/frontline the dog and cat, sat at my moms for 4 hours with the pets and kids. Rented a rug doctor and cleaned everything, carpets, furniture. Still doing laundry, all bedding, blankets, pillows. I hate fleas and I have a whole method to their destruction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogsBun View Post
    An interesting factoid from my uncle the vet...

    Female fleas have TWELVE ovaries. Each ovary releases eggs at different times, which means the eggs all hatch at different times.


    Another suggestion is to spray her bedding your furniture, etc. with a flea spray or if you want to go natural, vinegar. Vinegar kills fleas and their hatchlings.

    I've used this and it smells GOOD. It has clove in it.

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    Used some flea treatment on the kitty. Didn't like it but I hope it worked. She's outside sulking now.

    I think the itchiness was really getting to her. She bit the boyfriend's leg yesterday while he was lifting weights. Stupid animal, the man was squatting around 300 lbs at the time!
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    We got hit with fleas about a month ago. I just got done giving three cats a bath. I think I am just going to go get them all dipped (our long-haired cat is the worst off), and bomb the motherfucking house while they are there.

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