Myself and the beast (Chuckles the cat) have had a problem recently - FLEAS.
Now, this is mainly my fault. I've been pretty lax on keeping up with the flea treatment, usually only 2 or 3 times a year, never had a problem though until now. A few weeks ago she seemed to be scratching a lot so I got her with a pipette of Frontline. This didn't really seem to do anything, she still seemed to be scratching a lot and she looked to be covered in bits, I just thought she'd been rolling around in the dirt outside.
Then I started getting bites on my legs during the night, there was clearly something wrong with Chuckles as she was washing her face almost constantly so I boxed her up and whipped her to the vets. The vet confirmed, it was fleas! He said that Frontline isn't working as well as it did these days.
I picked up a brand new Dyson Ball Animal 2 hoover, 3 pipettes of Stronghold and a tin of RIP Fleas Extra (the purple tin stuff), with the vets consultation this came in at £400
I've washed all the bedding, towels, blankets - everything I can on a 70C wash. I'm also hoovering up most days. Treated all the rooms (except the kitchen and bathroom, no soft furnishings in these rooms)
Chuckles looks to be flea free now, her fur looks clean and shiny again and she's not scratching or washing constantly. She now appears fine, the morning after the Stronghold treatment she was clearly buzzing! You could tell she was in a good mood
Now, the problem is me, I am still getting bitten on a daily basis. The vet said it will take about 3 months to get rid of them all, but my ankles and legs are getting feasted upon.
I'm wondering if I should do the house again with another tin of that RIP Fleas Extra stuff, found it online for a tenner a tin.
You think this is a good idea or am I wasting my time and money? What can I do?