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My house is infested with fleas, the cat has been in boarding since we began fumigating two weeks ago. We have had two treatments but they remain int he basement area. Could someone be bringing the fleas back into the house on there clothes or in bags.

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it is very possible that someone could be bringing fleas in your home if they have then in theirs. All it takes is one flea, or even egg to cause thousands.... always make sure you have a flea bath shampoo and flea collar on hand. I have read that flea eggs can be in a carpet of an uninhabited for like a year unhatched then when people move in and stir them up they hatch and wreak havoc fleas are relentless. make sure you treat your carpets with the carpet powder for fleas and keep your pet protected against a flea infestation.
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The typical flea life cycle takes about two weeks from egg to mature adult. After the adult emerges from the puparium, it must feed on blood within about a week or so, or it dies. It will also be unable to reproduce until it has had at least one blood meal. Once it has begun to feed, however, it can last considerably longer. So you might think this means that all you have to do is to leave them alone for about three weeks and they'll all die off, right? Not so fast there. It's more complicated than that, but an understanding of the basic facts of the flea's life cycle is crucial to understanding how to beat it.

The first complication is that there may be a few fleas who have already begun feeding, and they can live up to a year without feeding, especially in those cool, damp basement conditions. The second is that, while eggs normally hatch in about a week, the lower the temperature, the more slowly they develop. Thirdly, adult fleas may not emerge from their puparia if they don't sense certain chemical cues that signal the presence of potential hosts, and they can survive for several months if they remain in their puparia. Fortunately, fumigation will kill fleas in any life stage except for the egg.

So the winning formula for your situation involves

    removing the dog to a flea-free boarding kennel where he will undergo cleaning and grooming to remove flea eggs and kill all the adult fleas that are present and be house in conditions that prevent re-infestation

    raising the temperature in the basement to 70 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer, while lowering humidity, for a week or more (running a dehumidifier in the summer may accomplish both, but you might need to provide additional heat with a space heater)

    thoroughly sweeping and vacuuming the basement to remove loose eggs and detritus on which the larvae could feed

    repeated applications of an effective insecticide to kill all newly-emerged flea larvae or adult fleas
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