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Brandon Bradshaw
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:14:31 PM
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Any advice on what to use or what to do to get rid of fleas in a house that is entirely hard wood floors?

Brandon Bradshaw

Seattle, WA
Thomas Kalcas
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:06:03 AM
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Hi Brandon,

I used Zenprox on numerous occasions. It worked well.

Thomas

Ps. Sorry to hear about the baseboard problem. Good luck.
CHARLES RUBY
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:15:42 AM
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Precor Plus foggers
JEFFEREY LEDFORD
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:12:24 PM
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Fleas won't stay on hardwood floors - they'll go for cracks and crevices. Find the source spots and treat them with Permethrin + Precor, or Alpine Flea Spray. Dust cracks and crevices with DE.
Mickey Ferrell
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2012 6:40:49 PM
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dont forget to use your vacuum
PAUL WESTBY
Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:44:12 AM
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I never have free callbacks on flea jobs, if I go back to spray again, it is a billed service. The key is to educate the customer as to expectations. There is nothing, despite manufacturers claims that kills the pupal stage, therefore you cannot promise elimination immediately, that would be stupid and false. You do not need that promise to sell a job. You can promise elimination within 4 weeks of the initial treatment. Being realistic creates happier customers. Just saying.
JEFFEREY LEDFORD
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:58:11 PM
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Paul is right - education is the key. I gave customers a checklist, specifying vacuuming that they needed to do, and spelling out what they could expect. I always told them to wait at least 21 days for results. Doing this, I seldom had to go back.
Lance Griggs
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 11:28:20 PM
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Love the Alpine Aerosol for fleas.
Tenthplanet
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 3:13:59 PM
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you could treat your hardwood floors with beneficial nematodes.

my homepage - http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/fleas-c-24.html
PAUL WESTBY
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:27:27 PM
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Mr. Tenthplanet,

Are you retarded? Or do you just not know anything about the products that you sell. Nematodes are small but still visible worms. Any treatment with them would have the side effect of worms crawling everywhere. Secondly they would require a moist environment to live in, which hardwood floors are not. Get educated before you comment.
Thomas Kalcas
Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 8:55:55 PM
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Has anyone tried steam treatment for fleas?
I would do that to take take of egg, larva and the less agile adults, lol. I would follow up with Zenprox to finish off the adults. What do you think?
MICHAEL CROSE
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2012 2:52:15 PM
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Paul,
Your use of the word retarded is both offensive and not becoming of the professional that I know you are.
I am sure it was an oversight.
Miles
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:53:47 PM
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If the solution is to be obtained on your own then some basic insecticides can be purchased from the market and sprayed over the area where fleas are present, but if the problem is major to handle then consulting a pest control agency is necessary to avoid more disturbance.

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Aaron G.
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:55:14 AM
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Brandon, I dealt with the same issue when I was working in Seattle. I dusted the baseboards, treated the bottoms of fabric furniture (couches, chairs, box springs) with Alpine or Ultracide and recommended they have the animal treated. Then I spread some Demand G in the yard, because that's where the fleas where actually active. And yes the standard 3-4 weeks waiting period. I also recommended tossing any bedding or stuffed animals, pet bedding in a hot dryer for 30-60 mins.

Aaron G.
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New River Pest Control LLC
Radford, VA

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