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Paul from Greensboro, Nc writes,

How to kill fleas between floors.

I live in a two story garage that was converted into a two floor apartment. A few weeks after the place was flooded due to a defective upstairs water heater, I started experiencing a major flea infestation. Recently, the carpet upstairs was removed. I found underneath the carpet was boards nailed next to each other, but leaving a small millimeter gap between the boards. Fleas now live between the first and second floor. Also note, two inch support beams about one foot apart run the full horizon length of the apartment, which divides the area between the floors into one foot by ten foot sections. I don't think the fleas could travel from one section to the next. How can I get rid of the fleas underneath my upstairs floor?


We would recommend using our Indoor Flea Kit. This kit contains Alpine Aerosol and CimeXa dust and will treats over 2000 sq. ft. of space and is an excellent combination for long-lasting flea control. The kit contains two cans of Alpine Aerosol which is one of the safest professional grade flea sprays for use indoors and was recently classified as a reduced risk product by the EPA. It provides excellent control of fleas and contains an IGR as well, which prevents adult fleas from being able to lay eggs, eventually halting the flea reproductive cycle.  You'll also get two bottles of CimeXa Dust which is a safe, odorless, non-staining dust that is perfect for spreading on carpets, floor coverings, in cabinets, under furniture cushions, and other areas where fleas tend to harbor.  As fleas come into contact with CimeXa, the dust literally dries the fleas out causing eventual death.  These two products together create a powerful double punch providing excellent, safe and lasting indoor flea control. 

Vacumming is KEY! Vacumming all carpeted areas, baseboard areas furniture everyday or everyother day in between treatments will increase your results. If you have access to the area in between the boards, we would recommend treating that space with the dust as well. When treating for fleas, it will take atleast 2 treatments, if not 3-4 to fully eradicate them. Please read more on the Indoor Flea Kit Page for detailed instructions and tips. 

Answer last updated on: 07/18/2014

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