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AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am totally freaking out right now!!!!!!!!!!

A squirrels nest fell down out of a tree because of some strong winds. Well, I just found it this afternoon, and then I let Gracie out to go potty and kind of forgot that she was outside (my bad!!). She is fine, but now she is INFESTED with fleas!!!!!! I found probably 20 already. She has NEVER had a flea before today. I put Front Line on her and combed all that I could find out, but there are more. They are gravitating towards her ears - ewh!!!! I'm vacuuming and cleaning like crazy. I had NO idea an infestation could occur in like 15 minutes! In the winter?!

Right now I put Gracies ex-pen back up on tile and one little bed so I can easily wash it. I don't want her on the carpet, soft chairs, blankets, etc. because fleas love that. While they are coming off of her I want her on the cold tile where the fleas hate to be. But giving her a bed that I can wash easily. She isn't loving that she is caged up because we took it down a few months ago. Poor Grace. I feel bad for her, but I can't have my house infested with these guys. I pray I can get up ALL the eggs and fleas within 24 hours - when she is finally ready to rejoin our community.


STUPID SQUIRRELS!! Any suggestions - please pass them along.

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Give her Capstar. It should kill all the fleas pretty quickly. Sorry you're going through this fleas are so gross!

Also if you can't get her the capstar, give her a bath using dawn dish soap. It kills fleas.


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I would also cover her in dish soap to at least kill the live ones right away. Ugh If there were that many that fast, I would also treat the house. Yikes!

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Unfortunately I was acting before thinking and gave her Front Line because that is what I had. Now, I can't bathe her for 24 hours. I will her give her a bath tomorrow night in dish soap. Never heard of that - so thanks. What is Capstar?

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I think I'm going to shampoo my carpets tonight. I wasn't planning on it.

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I think Frontline makes a topical flea spray as well. You try that too while you are waiting for the systemic Frontline to take effect (24-48 hours, I think).

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Unfortunately I was acting before thinking and gave her Front Line because that is what I had. Now, I can't bathe her for 24 hours. I will her give her a bath tomorrow night in dish soap. Never heard of that - so thanks. What is Capstar?
Lina is right-Capstar is a pill that is to be used 1 per day in conjunction with this other stuff called Program. Capstar kills the adult fleas really fast (within 10 minutes and you can use it with Advantage or Frontline), Program interrupts the egg cycle. I bought them before I got Pixie but haven't had to use it yet. I wish I lived near you-I have a brand new package I'd give you!! You caught them very early-pick those suckers out! She's white so they'll be obvious. The Frontline will help. I believe it takes 24 hrs to kill them. Things should look much better tomorrow morning. Just another thing to drive you nuts.. (no pun intended-darn squirrels)!! Hope the stress is minimized for you!

Oh yeah-borax for the carpets-I know there are threads about it here somewhere. It kills them and is safe.
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One good thing - the kids had friends over today - so she hung out in one area mostly. So, that should make it easier than if she were tromping through the entire house before I found them.

I'm going to have to find the borax thread. My husband is buying flea/bug spray. Not sure if I should shampoo or not. Also not sure if the spray is safe either.

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Maybe after you spray, you can wash it off in 24 hours when you bathe her. Yikes, I'm so sorry you are dealing with fleas. I hate fleas!

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Thanks everyone for your emotional support. I hate bugs!!!!

I think I'm going to get some Borax. I've read a few threads on it. My only question is - can Gracie walk around on it? It has to stay in the carpet for 24 - 48 hours before I can vacuum. Does anyone know? I don't want to have her walking around on it and then later find out it hurt her.

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