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!