Fleas...Dum da dum dum

Is it just me, or have fleas gotten worse the past few years? I usually put Landry, my maltese, on flea medicine about this time every year, but it seems like they are EVERYWHERE!

Granted, he is only about 5 or 6 inches off the ground, but seriously...Fleas? Give me, well him, a break! They loooooove him. This year it hasn't made a difference if he has flea medicine or not. I haven't seen them in my house, except when I see them on him, but I'm sure they are lurking. Tomorrow, I'm bombing...and washing everything. I want them outta there!

I have heard that spraying your yard makes a HUGE difference, and I plan on trying it. But these fleas have been tough so far. I have SUPER fleas. Poor Landry...he just itches all the time. He gets obsessed with it. I have to constantly tell him to stop and lately it hasn't seemed to matter if he is infested with the critters or not. He just scratches and it breaks my heart!

Just in case you don't already know, Dawn dish washing detergent will kill the fleas on your animal. It doesn't repel them for the future, but it will kill what's on them at that point in time.

If you have any remedy or spray or ANYTHING for these little annoying things, please share! Hopefully East Tennessee's fleas won't spread to you!

Baxter & Landry

1 comment:

Sara said...

Yep. Fleas abound. At least here they do. I hate it when one bites me. Luckily, I'm not as allergic to them as my other friends. I just get an itchy bump. One friend broke out ina rash from neck to knees. Eeewie.