We moved into this house in south Brisbane in winter 2009. It was previously used as a rental and the tenants had no regard for the place. They had several small dogs and more cats than I could count when we came to inspect the place and it stank. Upon moving out they got the place sprayed for fleas as per their bond agreement so we pulled the manky carpet out and had no problems moving straight in with our young staffy.
Then summer came and hoooly hell. The fleas were outrageous. We had a total infestation and it took three visits from the flick man to get them under control! Our poor pup went from sleeping in the house to a backyard kennel in a hurry.
Summer is on its way obviously, and it is already warm and humid in Brisbane. I went to wash my dogs today and was shocked to see my girl is so inundated with fleas that the soap was frothing red with blood. We use a natural teatree dog shampoo on the dogs roughly once a week as well as capstar tablets every so often and flea treatments from woolies that should last for three months ever two months. We treat our yard and the kennels with lime and teatree as well. As far as cost goes I don't know what more I can do. Does anyone have any suggestions? The flick man told us it might be the area and we might never get it under control.