Saturday, August 29, 2009

Enough already.

It has now been a week and a half since I noticed the first blood sucking parasite that decided to creep or rather jump its way into the house. I'm assuming they came in through the garage, because my cat Zona is an indoor kitty. I was pissed because I know that if you find a flea there usually is more than just one (Unless it was a fluke in which case count yourself extremely lucky), and I know how hard it is to get rid of them once they take up residence.

I was also embarrassed. Zachary was the main target for these little creatures and he had to start school with bites on him. I found out that I am not alone in this predicament. Many people I have shared my dilemma with had similar tales to tell and some of them don't even have animals. In most cases the common factor was the climate and location, meaning woodsy areas or yards along with the onslaught of rain followed by high humidity were perfect conditions for fleas to thrive. Another common factor was lack of Air Conditioning Units in the home or not using them. We all agreed that termination of their life span was difficult.

I am not going to get into what I had to do to get rid of them. In fact I am not 100% sure I am "rid" of them just yet. Tomorrow when I get out of work I will be repeating the same cleansing process I have been doing just to be on the safe side. In all honesty I probably will be doing this for the next week or so, because after what I read about their life cycle and their ability for survival I need to be absolutely sure for my own sanity.

Enough flea talk for now. I need to post about Z while I still have brain cells.



  1. you know how crazy i am about another flea infestation??

    i have flea spray i spray around the doors and windwos and on the carpets (its pet friendly) and thier "beds" and play toys. AND they get regular bathing in flea shampoo AND i wash my own hair on those days with the flea shampoo...

  2. Ew! Bugs and I don't mix very well ... not even ladybugs! Sorry for Z's bites, but I bet he's a little trooper.

    Hope you "tackle" them all NFL-style.