Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
In my experience, most of that herbal crap is junk. Use Advantage, or a similar product that is known to work. Also, vacuum the whole house, especially sleeping areas. If the dog gets up on furniture, take the cushions out and vacuum in behind them thoroughly. Wash all bedding. THROW OUT the vacuum bag afterwards, as it will be full of creepy crawlies that may hatch out.
Most of the flea's life cycle occurs off the dog, as eggs, larvae and pupa. Break the cycle by getting rid of the other life stages, and you are more than halfway there to controlling the infestation.
If you don't like chemicals, diatomecious earth works on the larvae, but the adults have too thick an exoskeleton, as you will know if you've ever tried to kill a flea by pinching it between your fingernails!