Wednesday, August 17, 2016


It's not really something I'd like to share, but I know in several years Jesse and I will say, "Remember that summer we had fleas?"  I'm embarrassed to admit the flea situation has gotten so out of control that all six of us have bite marks, especially around our ankles. Zelda has alternated between indoors and outdoors for over a year but we just recently noticed a problem within the past month. Things have escalated quickly. 

Jesse has really taken the bull by the horns in the battle against fleas. His attempts have been expensive and ineffective. So far he has purchased..

  • flea shampoo, then bathed each of the cats multiple times
  • an all natural flea spray to treat the cats and bedding
  • Hot Shot to spray the edge of carpets
  • flea collars for each of the cats
  • a new vacuum since ours wasn't effective

Our new plan is $100 worth of Advantage oral drops and a professional spray through our regularly contracted pest control. The pest control was originally scheduled to come out today, but we rescheduled for Monday. We have to be out of the house for a minimum of four hours after treatment. We also need to remove all bedding and objects off the floor.

Let's hope we get the flea situation under control ASAP!

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