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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:31 PM
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Have you ever had an infestation of fleas? If you have, especially
if you have pets, you know how hard, if not impossible, it is to get rid of them. You bomb your house, you delouse the dogs, you leave for a time and hope for the best. Then you return and open all of the windows, look around for little nasty, hopping things that hide in dark corners. If they are gone, you breath a deep sign of relief and vow that you will be more careful and watchfull in the future.

Just my feeling about my government and what we have been through.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:32 PM
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1. And when you hire an exterminator
Hopefully he's not a member of the FLC ;)
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:33 PM
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2. Adams Flea spray did the trick for me.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:36 PM by dbonds
Sprayed it on the pets and on the carpet. Then a week later repeat, no more fleas.

And yes, that is analogous to getting rid of the neocons.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:35 PM
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3. Fair elections do the trick for me!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:36 PM
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4. And you should mop your house with Pine Sol and Bleach
after you finish bug bombing...

it helps...

:)
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:38 PM
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5. Roaches and ticks are bad too.
I had the crabs in '69.
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shintao Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:49 PM
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9. Really?
I will trade two crabs with broken legs, for one crab with no teeth!
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:38 PM
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6. Just a side note...
Montana has no fleas or cockroaches. Sometimes people bring their fleas and cockroaches from other states, but they (the bugs) all die within a year. They can not survive Montana's climate is the reason I have been given.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:40 PM
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7. No carpet = No fleas.
Hardwood floors have kept our pets flea free for years.
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:44 PM
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8. Our house is only hardwood and we got a nasty infestation this year.
Had to bomb, and then treat twice with Raid Flea Killer Plus Carpet and Room spray. Long name, but the shit works for like 4 months. Then I had to put flea collars on both of my cats because they kept finding their way back. Finally after about 4 months of them they're gone.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 PM
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10. Yeah, they lay in cracks in and between boards and your walking
will get them excited about a meal.

A couple 10 years ago I walked into an old bare-floored farm house and initiated a flea gymnastics meet.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:58 PM
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11. Non chemical way to get rid of fleas...we had then really bad several years ago,
had dog, cat, carpet the works. Went to farm store and got flea trap. It's basically fly paper in a foil tin with a warming lamp (low wattage) on the side. Put it under furniture at night, the light and heat attract them and they jump in and can't get out. Took about a week of this. Haven't had them since. But we did get rid of carpets afterward, hardwood floors now.
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