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Lisa from Marshall, Tx writes,

What is the best way 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 its odor is too strong and isn't really drying and doesn't seem to be what I need. I was told that Alpine Aerosol but not only will I need to treat the fleas around home but 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!


Demize EC mixed with an insect growth regulator would be a good idea if you have a light or heavy infestation. Demize EC does not have a residual so it does not keep killing like another insecticide would. It is recommended that you mix Demize EC with Nylar IGR and Conquer EC to get quick knockdown, long residual control of adults and up to 210 days of insect growth regulation.

We would recommend using the Outdoor/Indoor Flea Kit. It can be used indoors and well as outdoors. For your first treatment, you will use 0.5 fl. oz. to 1.0 fl. oz. per gallon of water of the Onslaught. You will mix 1 fl. oz. of the Martins IGR (insect growth regulator) in a gallon of water as well. These products are safe once they are dry. You will do this treatment, vacuum daily for two weeks and then do a second treatment with the Onslaught only.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Answer last updated on: 08/17/2014

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