We are trying to get back to normal after MOH’s visit. Both of us have put on weight, which is not a good thing, and we are on our third treatment of the house.
We are getting there, and have found just one flea since he left, but that is one too many.
Henry is a marvel as he is sucking up the powder with any residue of our unwanted visitors, and we are ‘blocking off the exit’ with tape so that they can’t escape in between hooverings. The bag will be binned when full, not recycled.
I remember a lady in our road when we had the bungalow who owned a couple of cats.
We were talking to her one day and noticed something on her tee shirt, thinking it was just a speck of dirt from the garden. Then it moved, and we saw another, and another, so quickly made an excuse to walk on.
I’ve never really had a problem with any of my dogs. Sure, when we got them as pups they were deloused and regularly treated thereafter. As I said in a previous post, we have only ever caught one flea on Maggie (which wasn’t hers) and a tick before it had a chance to burrow.
It was bad enough with bed bugs, but at the moment, I am feeling dirty and contaminated.
Just the thought of these little buggers in my home is making me itch and we are vigilant in checking Maggie daily. We had frontlined her last month, but did her again on Sunday.
However, we do not want to bombard her with medications or expose her to home treatments more than necessary.
We have to protect her as well as ourselves though, and it’s going to be a long job.
We will be replenishing our stock of treatments again today and buying a ‘fogger’ for our next use.
One thing is certain, we won’t be having visitors, local or otherwise, for quite a while.