Evie(my cat) got fleas in April, from staying with my mom (who has dogs- and apparently her dogs had fleas!). We bathed her and quarantened her in the bathroom and I swept/vacuumed/mopped the house. I bought a breand new box of litter and scrubbed her litter box. I also put flea drops on her.
Two weeks later, they were back! I again bathed her and put more drops on her. I swept/vacuumed/mopped the house. She was locked in the bathroom (again) for about a week. I brushed her daily and would pick off any fleas I could find. When flea "dust" stopped showing up in her hair, she was allowed out of the bathroom.
Repeat this process one more time. Each time I vacuumed, I emptied the canister outside and put a fresh flea collar in the vacuum, to kill any fleas living in there and to prevent any flea eggs from hatching. I borax-ed the only rug we had in the house.
DH and I bought and moved into a house on June 2. Evie had been flee free for over a week. Then this morning, DH saw a flea on her- he picked it right off her face. I am really at a loss at to what to do. DH does not want me to bomb our brand new house (we are doing all sorts of updating to it and it's a huge mess). She is locked in the bathroom now... I am planning on bathing her later today and giving her more drops. Most of the floors in the house are stone, so I am going to sweep and mop them. There is one room with carpet Evie has been allowed to go into, so I am going to borax it. I am just upset that I've done this three times already and the fleas keep coming back!!! What can I do to get rid of them for good?!
This is a post and run- I'll be back on 6/10. Please help! Thanks in advance!