What is the best method for controlling fleas in in a dog pen? It’s a very severe infestation!
Submitted by Jeffrey, GA
I am treating a customer's home for fleas. She has several pets, including cats and dogs. The house is fairly tidy, but there are piles of clothes lying about in some areas of the house. Aside from treating the animals for fleas, what are some other things the customer can do to assist me in ridding her home of the fleas? Specifically, what should she do with those piles of clothes?
Submitted by Jake, WA
What would be the best outdoor treatment for cat fleas at an apartment complex? Not having control of human or pet traffic is my biggest issue.
Submitted by Joshua, IN
Why are the fleas not going away? I’m using Talstar and Precor IGR.
Submitted by Jason, CA
What is the best solution for getting rid of fleas underneath a house? I’ve treated inside and outside, but underneath seems to be my biggest issue.
Submitted by mitchell, CA
Fleas in a motel room. The man has used most all of the over the counter products available. When he opened a plastic trash bag with clean clothes in it the flea problem started all over again. Ideas? Doesn't washing and drying clothes get rid of fleas on clothes?
Submitted by Tena, NM
I'm a pest control service technician in The Bahamas and I'm having some trouble dealing with Dog Fleas in the dog house of a customer. I am doing a treatment once a week for 4 consecutive weeks, with the final (4th) treatment next week. This is the first time I've run into a situation like this. Any ideas on how I can solve the problem?
Submitted by Stephanno
I have a client who says he has a flea issue in his pool area. With the restrictions that have come down on us we can't treat impervious surfaces. I would imagine you have to treat the whole area for the fleas, but I'm not sure with these new laws the way they are written. So, how would we go about treating this issue?
Submitted by Steve, FL
I recently treated a basement for fleas. It was unfinished with only concrete for the floor and walls. I treated all the cracks in the floor as well as the floor and sills and used an adulticide with an IGR. How long will the residual last on porous concrete? Is there a better method?
Submitted by William, MA
I have a new customer with a flea problem at a newly aquired live bait shop. The previous owner had a dog living in the shop but no pets are currently present. My concern is the 7 large bait tanks. They are open air and are aerated 24-7 with an on site, indoor electric air pump. One pump aerates all tanks. I treated attached offices and restrooms but am very leary of applying any insecticide di...
Submitted by Charles, FL
When treating for fleas is it alright to spray wood floors?
Submitted by phil, TN
What is the industry using for the control of Fleas and ticks.
Submitted by Ernest, TX
What is the best method and product for exterior flea control?
Submitted by Randy, SC
This may be a crazy question, but if you have a client that has a flea infestation and you want them to do the usual good IPM of vacuuming and tossing the bag, but they tell you they have a Dyson (bagless vaccuum cleaner), what do you tell them?
Submitted by Steve, FL
I have a CPA firm under contract. Every year about this time we get called out for a huge outbreak of flea adults. Of course they have no pets. Every time we inspect the crawl space it has no evidence of stray animals. The fleas always come up in the bath tub. I recently put a fresh glueboard in the tub and it had over 50 cat fleas. The woman that works close is complaining of getting bit. We h...
Submitted by ROBIN, NC
Recently I treated a vacant apartment building which had a heavy cat flea infestation. I verified that no animals are nesting nor sneaking into the building. I treated with Precor for an IGR. All units are being (I hope) vacuumed every other day to eliminate food
sources for larvae and to stimulate adult fleas to leave the pupal stage. How much time should I allow before the next visit? Tempe...
Submitted by Thomas, RI
We did a treatment for a severe flea and tick problem three days ago. The customer called on the second day after the treatment that he still has a lot of fleas. What is the correct time span before a re-treatment is done?
Submitted by Noe, TX
Several weeks ago in southern California I captured a very large flea in front of an apartment complex. It was noticably larger than a cat flea, lacking the prominent genal comb, and had rather large eyes. I have had no luck at the I.D. To make it worse I had placed it in a small collecting jar which completely dried it out in my hot vehicle that day. Any hints on what it could be would be grea...
Submitted by Shawn, CA
I am having a problem with fleas in a 2 room apartment where a dog is present. Returning and still biting. What do you suggest as a good treatment?
Submitted by mike, NY
We have a 6 unit apartment that has a flea infestation. The source seems to be a dirt floor in the basement where the tenants use the washer and dryers kept there, so they are carrying the fleas into their apartments. What method of treatment and/or product would you recommend for this? Thanks for your help.
Submitted by James, RI