Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chaos and........fleas!

Adrienne found a flea on Wall-E yesterday. I spent an uneasy night dreaming of fleas. I hate bugs in my house and most especially in the bed! This morning I sent love of my life to the store for flea shampoo and all the necessities to prevent re infestation. While he was gone I put the granules that kill fleas, tick, and ants all over the back yard and around the fence on the outside. I stripped the bedding, tossed the dog bedding outside along with all the rugs in the house.

I started washing everything in hot water and am now on loads 8 and 9. I have every washer and dryer on the property going non-stop. I decided to fog my bedroom as an extra precaution. I got out clothes for love of my life. Got out everything he would need. Got my underwear and a pair of capri's for me........ no shirt. Set off the fogger.

After an unpleasant bath time with the animals, I climbed into the tub and decided to scrub it as long as I was there. I showered and dressed, minus a shirt. Love of my life told me to run into the bedroom and hold my breath to get a shirt. No kidding, that was his solution to my topless situation! I am on maintenance medication for my asthma and am allergic to tons of things......

I waited for the clothes in the dryer and have on a shirt that doesn't particularly match. You might wonder why I reacted this way over fleas. I brought them home from the local vet last year and spent the whole summer and fall battling them. It was like a mutant strain that would not be killed and I was going nuts! Every night found me holding down a dog while dragging a lice comb through their hair and killing the vermin manually between my nails. We probably resembled monkeys grooming each other. My poor babies had to be bathed and dipped every other night and I didn't get relief until the temperature dropped below freezing. And yes I used the Frontline and every other remedy on the market. I even called Hartz and was told that I was doing every thing right and that I wasn't the only one with this problem.

I tell you they have mutated, these fleas!

5 comments:

JC said...

I haven't had fleas in years but I swear there was one on me yesterday. Where did it come from ? I'll have to go $$$ worth of stuff for my fur gang ...

Andrea said...

Ugh, I hate fleas too. Actually I hate all bugs, I really see no need for any of them. I am a maniac when I see a bug inside, except for spiders - I kind of understand their existence.

I once had a summer of fleas also. Just when you think they're gone...... Good luck and who cares if your shirt doesn't match - you have more important things to take care of!

ellen abbott said...

Insects are notorious for mutating.

It's head lice around here. None of the store bought remedies work. Not that I have it but my grandkids get it from school.

Lover of Life said...

We're lucky that living so high we don't have fleas. But we are now visiting in Portland, OR and they do! We gave our dog a dose before coming, but I'm still worried... Yuck!

luksky said...

I read once where bathing your dog in Dawn dishwashing liquid would kill the fleas....I tried it and it worked. Go buy you some Dawn and give the dog a bath. :-)