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Using a dehumidifier to kill fleas

No, Dehumidifiers do not kill fleas. The most effective way is to use a topical or oral chew flea product on all pets (excluding reptiles and birds) in the household for a minimum of 3 months. If you ...
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How to deal with persistent fleas on a DLH cat

Some breeds of fleas are more resistant to some treatments than others. It may be a case of needing to switch to a different flea treatment, which is something the vet can advise you on. Fleas on a ...
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Will fleas get back in my home if I wash them down the drain?

In the US, modern plumbing has a trap. A small amount of water stays in the trap to prevent sewer gases from entering the building. If a flea is washed down the drain but doesn't get pushed all of ...
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Does eating garlic repel fleas?

Not sure about fleas, but it could well repel other humans – which might also be a good thing... In all seriousness, I would consider it unlikely for this to be effective on the basis that cat and dog ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

Yes and No. Revolution (Selamectin) controls tick infestations only due to the American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis), a tick commonly found on dogs. There are other common species of ticks that ...
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How can I check whether a room contain fleas?

Fleas are attracted to heat; that is how they sense potential animals to jump on and bite. One way to detect/remove fleas from an empty room, including fleas that haven't yet hatched, is to set up a ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Yes germicidal bleach will kill flea eggs on hard surfaces and in laundry, but the trick with hard surfaces is getting into the nooks and crannies where you can't see. If you have tested a small ...
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What kinds of fences/toppers would deter cats from yard without harming a toddler?

There's likely very little you can do to prevent a cat from getting into a place it has its mind set on getting into. Cats are agile, athletic, and acrobatic. Making your fence unclimbable won't ...
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Using a dehumidifier to kill fleas

I have been fighting these for a month now. I used a dehumidifier for years and turned it off when I found fleas in it. Do NOT use a dehumidifier to get rid of fleas. They do not care and they will ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

This post is several years old but I will update it to add that there is now Revolution Plus which includes an additional active ingredient specifically targeting ticks. This might already be common ...
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How to deal with persistent fleas on a DLH cat

It looks to me like you're already off to a pretty good start with the topical Broadline treatment and with fumigating your house. I'm not convinced the "pesticide-free all-in-one flea spray" you're ...
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Fleas in washing machine water exhaust hose and fleas in pipes

Start your machine at the highest available temperature (usually 95 or 65°C). This should reliably kill all fleas and their eggs. I advice against washing with only 40°C, since the water pumped out ...
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My dog and my cats have fleas, and I'm getting bites, is there an infestation?

Fleas are parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by consuming blood or hematophagy, from their hosts. So they can bite. To avoid their biting first of all control their origin. In your case their ...
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Flea treatment toxicity when mixing flea treatment with shampoo?

I am not an expert, but to calm your fears, I do not believe there will be an issue. I located the EPA hazards notice for the product I did not find a warning there, nor did I find one at several ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Fleas have a reproduction rate of 30 days. If you eradicate 1 generation the eggs may still survive. In order to prevent this you have to repeat the process of getting rid of them at least once after ...
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Using a dehumidifier to kill fleas

I see some people saying you cannot kill fleas with a dehumidifier. You can, but it would be situational. For instance I have an almost entirely open floorplan of 2800sq/ft, and there is NO carpet of ...
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Liquid Dial dish soap for flea-soap(shampoo) usage

Dish soap, bar soap, liquid soap, shampoo (for humans) is a no-no for cat's (or dogs). Cats skin is a significantly different Ph than human skin and using these products can cause irritation, itching, ...
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Skin condition causing red spots and light hair loss

My cat was adopted at four and when we introduced her to a kitten a few months later, she became very stressed. She didn’t have the blood marks but she did have several scabs across her body. All in ...
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Is there any research showing dangers to cats from dried Permethrin?

There appears to be some claims that Permethrin is very toxic to cats. The Wikipedia article for it links to a few sources. A general fact sheet stated: Cats that have been exposed by accident to ...
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Is cedar oil safe to de-flea 2-week-old kittens?

Always assume that essential oils are not safe for cats. There are a few, however, that are. If cedarwood oil is made without phenol, then it is ok. If you cannot find it without phenol, I recommend ...
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Can a cat be a carrier of biting bugs?

Cats are known to carry many biting bugs. Some of these can be very dangerous both to you and to your cats, such as ticks and some of these might just be nuisances, like cat fleas. Cat fleas can be ...
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Splitting doses of Revolution for cats

According to the prescribing information sheet: The recommended minimum dosage is 2.7 mg selamectin per pound (6 mg/kg) of body weight and 0.45 mg sarolaner per pound (1 mg/kg) of body weight. ...
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Get rid of fleas on my dogs

There are various different flea treatments for dogs. Some involve bathing the dog, others are mixed into the food, some liquids are brushed into the fur and there are collars that repell fleas. Since ...
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How can I check whether a room contain fleas?

The house that I grew up in had an addition on a separate HVAC system than the rest of the house. Once we went on vacation for a week and closed the addition off (turned off the HVAC, etc). Our family ...
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Share Flea Treatment

The following is for the use of Revolution (Selamectin) for dogs, as used on house rabbits. This is prescription medication administered following the guidance of our Veterinarian. You should contact ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

The Short answer; Using bleach to fight flea infestation is not worthwhile your effort especially when cats are involved. You must get every surface, nook and cranny which is not possible in a ...
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Old cat flea allergy dermatitis.

You may want to try a new topical flea medication. Advantage stopped working for my cat and I switched to Comfortis which has continued to work really well for the past 2 years. Brushing your cat will ...
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How to kill ticks on a Rabbit?

Can only speak for dogs and cats, but it's basically the same: Remove them physically. (Just check after there was a chance to pick some up and possibly 1-2 hours later.) Get a flea comb to remove ...
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Fleas in washing machine water exhaust hose and fleas in pipes

Thanks, @Elmy. Yes, this helped. I also ran the washing machine on "deep wash" or something like that to access all possible areas and ran it as hot as possible, but for anyone fighting this here is ...
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