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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all,
Im a newbie here. Im Julie from pittsburgh pa and I have 3 cats in my house. I have moved the litter boxes to the basement which is damp and moist. I have noticed that there are "FLEES" in the Litter boxes. What can I do? Shall I move the boxes back upstairs or what? I haven't noticed flees on the cats but apparently they must have flees...

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Are you sure they're fleas? I don't know what a flea would want in a litter box.

(actual size = 1/8 inch)

There are lots of different kinds of bugs that inhabit basements and might find something tasty in a litterbox, but since a flea sucks blood, the only fleas to be found in litterboxes would be dead fleas that fell off of a cat, and I can't for the life of me imagine how you'd even spot them in the litter, they're so small. But I suppose it's possible.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmmm

Well, I always thought Flees Jumped? well whatever these little critters are are jumping around like flees..but I don't know really what they are.....I don't see any flees on the cats though..Could it be something to do with a Damp Basement and the litter being down there. Now there is some dirt down there in the basement as it isnt' fully finished...Hmm confused now...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 02:27 PM
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There are explicit directions in this link which explain how to rid the house of fleas. If you don't, they'll be back. You will have to put the cats in carriers and get them out of the house, because after you treat the cats, you will have to rid the house of fleas. If you have only one cat carrier, perhaps someone has a cage you could borrow. Don't take chances. Here are the directions:

http://www.epinions.com/content_2263064708

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You want to be sure they're fleas before you treat the cats and the house. Catch one and take it to your vet.
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