Lisa from Marshall, Tx writes,
What is the best product to kill fleas indoors on hardwood floors?
what is the best way to kill fleas indoors on hardwood floors? It needs to be pet and children safe. Fleas were brought in from stuff at a storage unit we have stored in spare room. Would Precor IGR Concentrate and Demise EC or Ultracide in a sprayer be my best bet or is there a better option? I bought a pump sprayer because my mom bought Hi Yield for me but it's odor is too strong and isn't really drying. It doesn't seem to be what I need. I was told that Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR will work, but not only will I need to treat the fleas around home but also need to treat many layers of possibly flea egg ridden boxes as I go through them in my storage room. I will need more than just an aerosol can. I need to know my best option available for mixing in a pump spray. I can put cats in carrier outside while I spray and let it dry. Please help!
The fleas you are seeing are coming from the carpeted areas, not from the hardwoods. Fleas use the carpet fibers to lay eggs and hide, but will jump from location to location. Using Alpine FLea Insecticide with IGR is both convienent and effective. 1 can of Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR will treat 2625ft and kill the adult fleas fast and also help with the reproduction of the new fleas. You will need repeat this process every 7-14 days with constant vaccuming in the house every day to every other day. Please follow the steps below:
Step 3 - Apply treatment. For flea infestations, a single can treats over 2000 square feet. SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. Hold can at arm’s length and direct spray toward target area, keeping 36” away from the surface being treated. Using a sweeping motion, apply a light uniform spray to furniture, rugs, carpets, drapes, and around all pet resting areas. Avoid thoroughly wetting surfaces. Mist treated areas only until "slightly damp". Do not over-treat. Reapply in 14 days, if necessary. IMPORTANT: Only complete and proper application to carpets, upholstery, drapes, and other fabrics will provide thorough flea/tick elimination. Keep children and pets out of areas during treatment. Vacate room after treatment, and ventilate until surfaces are dry before reoccupying.
Answer last updated on: 08/18/2014