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2011
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I have no pets, but there are fleas in my house. How long will they eat me before they die of starvation?

Question by K I: I have no pets, but there are fleas in my house. How long will they eat me before they die of starvation?
I think when we moved from our old house (flea infested) we carried some fleas along with us. And now they are attacking me like crazy. At first I thought that they would die off, because they dont have much to eat.. but that doesnt seem to be the situation. How long will they live, just off of me?

Best answer:

Answer by Kell Belle
Buy some of those Bug Bombs or Foggers at Walmart and set them off in your house. That should work. Doing nothing about it will not work ;-)

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4 Comments on “I have no pets, but there are fleas in my house. How long will they eat me before they die of starvation?”

  1. fleas can lay dormant without eating for over a year! put a shallow pan of soapy water with a light over it, the fleas will be attracted to the light and get stuck in the soapy water and drown. that will not of course get rid of all the fleas. use flea powder and adam’s flea spray, let it soak in (24 hours if possible) and then vacuum (with a cut up flea collar in the vacuum) them, throw out the bag when finished or soak the canister in bleach. if you don’t have children, i would suggest bombing the house. it is quickest, easiest and probably cheapest since you usually only have to do one treatment.

  2. Buy a a few flea bombs and place them around the house with all doors INSIDE the house open but keep all windows and exits SHUT.
    Good Luck :]
    -Georgia-

  3. The best way to get rid of fleas is to clean the house thoroughly. Vacuum your carpets and your mattresses. Make sure you get all the corners of your carpets. Wash your bedding in the hottest water you can. Don’t forget your bathroom rugs. Be sure to wash or vacuum them too.

    Sprinkle Borax on your carpets and leave for at least 24 hours. It will kill any live fleas crawling around in your carpet that your vacuum may have missed.

    Oh, and be sure to put a flea collar inside your vacuum bag or dust cup. Just snip off the plastic clip part. No point in vacuuming fleas if they’re just going to sit inside your vacuum alive!

    Vacuum daily and change your sheets at least once a week.

  4. You need to spray your house.Spray your carpets and furniture with an aerosol that contains a IGR (insect growth regulator). This type of spray will kill the adult fleas and also prevent the flea larvae from developing.
    http://durmebugs.tripod.com/gettingridofpests/killfleas.html

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