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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Flea despite revolution!

Yesterday and today I picked off one flea from Puppy's head. She's on revolution. I'll call the vet on Monday. Have hard wood at home. Have thrown out the dog bed. Have steam mopped the house. What else can I do.
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How long have fleas been in the home?

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My guess is yesterday.

That's when I saw the first one.
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It's possible the fleas are being picked up outside of home. They die shortly after contact with your dog's skin.

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If working properly, the fleas Eggs and larvae that come in contact with the skin will die.

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That's certainly possible. It just worries me that I saw one yesterday and one today. She doesn't seem itchy and I can't find more on her. Is there specific combing methods to look for more? I read they like the neck area but didn't see more.

So I should treat the yard? Anything I can do for the house and dog? I read quickly about DE. Not sure if that'll help here. She's already on revolution, what else can I put on. I'm keen to squish this at once, literally and figuratively.
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She recently got soaking wet. This'll be just a day or 2 after application of this month's. Would that affect working ability of the product?
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Fleas can be ON your dog despite Revolution, they die when the flea bites the dog. See if you can get some Capstar, dose once a day for a week while you treat your house.

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It's that time of year where here in Ontario the fleas are looking for warmth as its getting cold out. I wouldn't worry, your already using a chemical that kills fleas on contact so they won't be multiplying in your house.
Getting wet shouldn't reduce the effectiveness of the flea treatment.

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I don't use anything on Gus and have yet to have flea issues. If I run into it I will be using DE.
I spray nematodes onto my grass.

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