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    Default Fleas Coming Out of the Ground?

    Has anyone had this before? Because I have no idea what else it is.
    Im embarrassed to admit it, but the dogs are infested! And they have been for the last 2 weeks.
    Im always on time with their tablets(Advocate FYI).
    Last week I pulled back Lady's hair and I saw 6 in that one area. So i washed both dogs, cleaned all bedding and vaccumed.
    But every single night I check, they ALWAYS have more. I've washed both dogs 4 times in the last 2 weeks(not ideal I know, but it gives them some temporary scratching relief) and the fleas are falling out dead, but they just keep coming back.
    I washed both dogs 3 hours ago and I am currently watching Lady scratch
    Its doing my head in. Work said if they are coming out of the ground, once it starts getting colder it will stop, but who knows when that will be.

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    suggest you try Frontline in the spray bottle and spray the ground at least around the house. Buggers of things, fleas and ring worm spores.

    I don't have flea issues in Vic but I do walk around spraying F10 daily.....would seem the last tenant here left behind my bain.....
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    Arnt you located in Tyabb though!? Im about 20 mins from there!
    Thanks though, will try that!
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    Really scared now.......yup, Tyabb and previously Brighton. Never had an issue with fleas. Given the weather we have had over the last month, I am surprised they are still around anyway, but to be giving you grief like this sheesh.

    Perhaps get away for a night and get the place fumigated, might be your only option. The Frontline spray is really expensive so might be a better spend.

    I really need to move the rescues out for a night to have the place done for spiders and bull ants. They are all giving me the creeps, they just don't co-ordinate with my jewellery!!!!
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    Well im assuming they are coming out of the ground cause I have considered everything!
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    If they are coming out of the ground you do need to get someone in to spray. The house we are currently renting has this problem. As soon as we moved in there was a flea infestation (never had one before) and apparently the fleas were lying dormant for a long time. The supposidly never been animals at this house before. So we got the pest guy in and that did the trick, but takes up to three weeks to brake the cycle. We had to have this done again this year (2 years between). They just suddenly go wild. The pest spray guy says they can lay dormant for 5 years!

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    What Bo & others have said and then keep either the Frontline or Advantix up to the animals for several months thereafter.

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    Im kinda annoyed cause Advocate cost me $60 a month(and thats with a discount) and thats has been keeping the dogs clean since i've been with the vets, and its just the last two weeks that they have been attacked.
    Boh, there have been animals living in this house for the last 7 years

    Lady is the worst too, which makes sense cause she spends the most time outside. The hair on her back has become thin and wirey from where she it knawing at herself.
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    yep I had this prob with the OH mum's place when Buster was there about 12 months ago (she is in Eumemmerring), The vet had all 3 dogs on Advocate and Sentinile for 6 months. All dogs washed fortnightly in Malaseb for the itchy skin. 2 were on antihistamines for 2 months.
    I swear the fleas looked huge... and the old dog they had was aneamic from all the flea bites. We also added Garlic to their food each day for 1 month and then once every 3 days until infestation was eliminated.
    Vet thought they were coming out of the soil too... but said that with the due attack of Advocate and sentinile it would irradicate the issue. If it happens at our house I will also bomb the place as I have a severe allergy to some flea meds.
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    Touch wood *taps head* since I've been here I've never had a flea problem, but many years ago I had a place that had very attractive orange and brown shagpile carpet, it was a flea haven! My poor doggies were being driven insane. I flea bombed once a month for three months (from memory), kept up with the dogs flea treatment, etc. Someone put me on to tea tree oil - put a couple of drops in a squirt bottle, top up with water and "mist" everything! Carpets, furniture, dog bedding, even the dogs! The fleas hate the smell of the tea tree oil, and I found it really made a difference, it won't kill the fleas, but it will deter them in between chemical assaults. I'd do it every 3-4 days.

    My dogs didn't like the smell much either lol.

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