Hi everyone, longtime lurker, first-time poster.
A week ago I discovered some fleas on my 1-year-old kitty, Charlotte. She's indoor-only so I figured I could skip a month or two of flea prevention. Well, I may have tracked in some fleas somehow, because now she's got em!
I know better about skipping the flea prevention now, but I've still got the fleas to deal with.
I put some Frontline on her the second day I saw the fleas. I also gave her a bath with baby shampoo (disaster, but we survived), vacuumed a ton, did a lot of hot water laundry with Borax, and set up little flea traps (bowls of water under lamps at nighttime). I only caught one flea in the trap, and I'm still combing fleas of Charlotte. And now I'm a little itchy, too. I thought the Frontline was supposed to knock these guys out?!
I then read something online about alternating between Frontline and Advantage every month to knock out fleas that might be resistant to the other brand. So I've got some Advantage coming to me in the mail. But really, I'm so frustrated at the Frontline not killing the fleas on her like I thought it would that I don't think I can wait that long.
Is it safe to apply the Advantage to her as soon as I get it? If I were to continue with the Frontline, I would be applying the next dose on the first week of November. But do I have to wait until then to apply another brand of flea prevention? I'm getting desperate here.
Aside from that, anyone have any other tips to knock these critters out? I'm about to get some space bags for all my seasonal clothes and linens in an effort to keep the fleas from finding more places to deposit their eggs. But maybe that's overkill. Should I just put the clothes and linens in a suitcase in a closet?
Charlotte and I thank you a TON in advance for your help!