this is completely gross and embarassing but two days ago my dh started seeing some brown flakes on our dog. She had been scratching a lot in one spot so I (stupidly) said it was probably just pieces of a scab she scratched off!
Well today he sawit again and called the vet, and turns out its fleas. She said that is the "flea dust" basically the dead skin and blood, ick! Our poor baby!
My husband gave her a bath this morning and found 2 fleas on here and a lot of spots of the "Flea dust". I don't know how severe this issue is. Because...I don't have any bites or anything on me and the dog sleeps in our bed! (I know, another yuck)
He is going to wash all our bedding and take our comforter to the cleaners. He has been vaccuming all morning but has to go to work. I told himt o vaccum the couch but he doesn't have time to do in our bedroom and the loveseat in there. It doesn't help that all our stuff is dark- we have a black loveseat in teh bedroom, gray and black sheets, a gray comforter. I am freaking out that i need to leave work and get home to start going like a mad woman. I have been reading online about getting Borax and putting it on the rugs. Our entire place is carpeted with a berber carpet. Our dog roams everywhere in the apartment, on the couches in our bed, under the bed etc.
Does anyone have any experience with fleas? Do you think we just found a few and can kill them off or are we infested? Do I need to call an exterminator? Do a flea bomb? (I don't really want chemicals allover the house, our dog is only 8 lbs!)