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Fleas...ugh!

September 20th, 2009 at 04:58 pm

I hate fleas. I can't seem to get rid of them on my dog(s), no matter what I do. We only keep one dog in the house, but now she's had puppies and they have fleas too! (They aren't in the house anymore. Once the puppies turned 3 weeks old, I moved them all to our barn.) There isn't a lot you can give the mama dog when she's nursing, and not much will work on the puppies except frequent, frequent bathing and a touch of flea spray. Ugh!

Yesterday, I moved our birds outside, prepared for flea bombing (well, actually a spray), and set it off & we left for a few hours. When we got back, I did a thorough cleaning. I'm sitting here on the computer this morning, and felt a flea on me. What?! Can anyone tell me something that really, really works? I've heard steam cleaning the carpet will help. I might do that next too.

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In better news, I found 11 cents this past week, and I got a $5 rebate check for Zantac. The funny thing is that when I bought the Zantac which we might or might not ever use, it was $4.89 or something like that. I had a $5 printable coupon, so I got it for free. But I knew that I would get the money back a 2nd time from the rebate, so that's why I bought it. LOL.

I've got some other rebates to organize. I think one of them was for $10, but I've got to find $30 worth of receipts for "grilling items" - meat, condiments, napkins, ice, etc. It shouldn't be a problem because it doesn't all have to be on one receipt, and it covers a 6-week period of time, I think. Just finding the time to dig thru my receipts is what I'm having trouble with. I don't know why though. It can't possibly take me more than an hour, so that would be $10 an hour that I would have earned for that hour!

The overall problem is that I seem to be having organizational breakdown lately. I spend a lot of time accomplishing nothing. I haven't even been on here much, so I can't blame it on that. I just can't seem to get my act together to organize the bills or paperwork or the house for that matter. Yesterday was a good start with the cleaning, so maybe I can build from there. I think what has really zapped my time lately is spending time in the garden or working on what we pick from the garden, so to say that I "accomplished nothing" isn't really true. It just seems that I don't balance that with all the other stuff I need to do.

Well, maybe I should quit writing about it, and just go DO IT!! Smile

2 Responses to “Fleas...ugh!”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    ugh - jed has had fleas too. i find frequent bathing helps. i wash him every week with dog shampoo, and he goes for a swim in the creek once or twice a week, and i sometimes also wash him just with water. he is small, so i wash him in the laundry sink. the fleas don't like being submerged in water so they come off. it helps Smile

  2. fern Says:

    You might look into herbal rememdies for the fles, which would be safe for the kittens. Please remember my bad experience using flea medication on my cat when he took one lick of it. It caused excessive drooling and frothing at the mouth. Very scary. I read the fine print on the warnings and saw that they tested the meds on kittens, and some died as a result. So be careful with meds and kittens.

    Fleas are very hard to get rid of. Did you put one can of flea bomb in each room? If not, that may explain why you still found a flea afterwards.

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