My cats are strictly indoors, but I fostered a few cats this year, and with them came fleas. I treated everyone with Frontline in November, and one of my cats had a bad reaction to it. She was lethargic, drooling, and seemed weak and just wasnt herself for about 24 hours after I applied the frontline. I had read about cats having these types of reactions previously, and was already wary of using chemicals on my kitties. I like to stick to natural remedies whenever I can, but after dealing with worms and seeing flea larvae (yuck!) I decided I had to do something to treat the fleas. I didnt know what to do when December rolled around, since the Frontline wore off and I started seeing fleas again. I didnt want to subject my kitties to the chemical poison again, so I just started flea combing and vaccuming like a mad woman until I could figure a safer way to treat for fleas.
Then, came a blessing in disguise. My thermostat in my apartment broke. The heat still comes on, but keeps my apartment at a steady 65 degrees. I was hesitant to call maintenance, for reasons I won't get into. And while it's a little chilly, I have a heated blanket and dress warmly to stay comfortable. (and my cats are more snuggly
) I have been keeping an eye out for fleas, and, they have slowly dissapeared! I can only hope that the cold temperatures have stopped their reproductive cycle. I don't know why else they would have just gone away, as I have struggled in keeping the fleas away in the past. So....hopefully as long as my apartment stays at 65 degrees for the next 2 months the fleas won't come back. I am moving march 1st, and I won't be able to foster at my new place so hopefully this will solve my flea problem once and for all