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    a bit of advice wanted.

    when we moved into our new house last year we had a problem with fleas and think it was from pulling the old carpets up, we got pest control out in november and it cost £80 for them top spray round the whole house, we couldnt hoover for 2weeks, after the 2weeks had past we still noticed fleas so he came back and did it again. for a few weeks we didnt see any then over the xmas period i noticed my daughter had been biten, but hadnt actually seen any. and yesterday i saw 5 within a few hours and my daughter has got more bites. on the companies website it says if it doesnt work you get your money back. do you think i should ask for a refund, im unsure what to do, i feel like ive wasted £80 for nothing. i have emailed the company but i think they are going to be funny as the treatment was done in november, but the eggs must of been lying doorment thats all i can think of. would you ask for a refund or just leave it?

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    I would ask for a refund.

    It must be awful for you all.

    Hope it get's sorted very soon x x

    Original Poster

    it is, it makes me feel so pi$$ed off, especially that its my daughters blood they seem to like the most, i think its with her playing on the floor. we tried all home sprays/powders etc before we had the treatment and they didnt work, they seem to be so hard to get rid of.

    Of course ask for your money back, then buy some cans of Acclaim and do it yourself

    http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/jjXSCgNtpVunXOjYyXCUJeUDekTRmqw4OOTmjV_6IcrbFFYXF7OW_lmfrWxliBdGLWBY6r2PPLnR5OJ9SlMIlZ3oNP_4d61JvIJLtwH3Xc0XnTy7tXLcqBddAzJ08PoF_3udXSL6sGQjsaGRobOubap4RXhAld_dQDSFQEpvT1_CPSuBPb4bGYRw6Q

    Is there any other source the new fleas have come from? Have you got animals that aint been treated?

    I recommend Acclaim to my clients. It really is the mutts nuts when it comes to fleas etc

    Lulu'sMammy

    I recommend Acclaim to my clients. It really is the mutts nuts when it … I recommend Acclaim to my clients. It really is the mutts nuts when it comes to fleas etc



    There is something not quite right about that comment, I recommend anti-flea spray to my clients.......

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    The local council also might help you out.

    greg_68

    There is something not quite right about that comment, I recommend … There is something not quite right about that comment, I recommend anti-flea spray to my clients.......


    Yes, and worming treatment lol.

    Original Poster

    we did have a cat before we moved but took it to the cats home, i cant think where the fleas could be coming from unless there hiding somewhere, its just strange that ive not seen any for a while then yesterday i saw 5.

    i got some of that acclaim from pets at home and tried that before we had the treatment done and it didnt seem to work, im that annoyed that i feel like moving out.

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    pink-ka

    we did have a cat before we moved but took it to the cats home, i cant … we did have a cat before we moved but took it to the cats home, i cant think where the fleas could be coming from unless there hiding somewhere, its just strange that ive not seen any for a while then yesterday i saw 5. i got some of that acclaim from pets at home and tried that before we had the treatment done and it didnt seem to work, im that annoyed that i feel like moving out.



    I would be gutted also.

    Original Poster

    my partners going to spray around tonight when the kids are in bed, they only seem to be in the frontroom. it wouldnt surprise me if its just water the guy sprayed round as we had to wait outside while he did it so we couldnt see what he was doing.

    pink-ka

    we did have a cat before we moved but took it to the cats home, i cant … we did have a cat before we moved but took it to the cats home, i cant think where the fleas could be coming from unless there hiding somewhere, its just strange that ive not seen any for a while then yesterday i saw 5. i got some of that acclaim from pets at home and tried that before we had the treatment done and it didnt seem to work, im that annoyed that i feel like moving out.



    Did you treat the entire house ?

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    DLM

    I would be gutted also.



    if it was just me and partner i wouldnt be so annoyed but i dont want lucy and charlie getting covered in bites, Lucys back was a mess last time. there horrid little things, if they didnt jump they would be easier to catch.

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    choc1969

    Did you treat the entire house ?



    yeah weve used alsorts in the rooms, ive still got some acclaim left so going to use it up when kids are in bed.

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    pink-ka

    if it was just me and partner i wouldnt be so annoyed but i dont want … if it was just me and partner i wouldnt be so annoyed but i dont want lucy and charlie getting covered in bites, Lucys back was a mess last time. there horrid little things, if they didnt jump they would be easier to catch.



    Did the people who used to live in the house have pets?

    I am glad my hens don't get fleas.

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    DLM

    Did the people who used to live in the house have pets?I am glad my hens … Did the people who used to live in the house have pets?I am glad my hens don't get fleas.



    ive no idea, i dont think so though. ive emailed the guy tellng him im not happy etc so will see what he has to say, i wont be letting him do it again i will try another company.

    whatsThePoint

    Chickens not only get fleas but also Lice, Ticks and Mites



    Was just about to post the same thing


    OP I totally sympathise with you. Have you tried the fumigation bomb things u can get in any pet shop. lots on ebay
    Edited by: "bossyboots" 23rd Jan 2011

    Definitely ask for a refund and then get another pest control company in. Unfortunately this year my cat bought in loads of fleas and we had to get the pest chaps out (only £40 though) and we couldn't hoover for a week. We then hoovered but a few were still there and so he did it a second time and then they went. They told me that fleas do lay dormant for years and then can be reactivated when there is movement in a house. Definitely try again with your refund as it is does work. Good luck x

    Original Poster

    yeah we tried them, we only had the pest control out as nothing else seemed to work. we chucked away 2 new rugs incase they were living in there. its a nightmare. i think i will get some more acclaim and bombs and try them again as they dont seem as bad as last time,so might be able to kill them before the problem gets worse, but they breed like mad i think,

    choc1969

    Of course ask for your money back, then buy some cans of Acclaim and do … Of course ask for your money back, then buy some cans of Acclaim and do it yourself



    I used Acclaim twice this year, followed the instructions but it didn't seem to work for us - ended up getting some pest chaps in who sorted it out instead.

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    d-j mitch

    Definitely ask for a refund and then get another pest control company in. … Definitely ask for a refund and then get another pest control company in. Unfortunately this year my cat bought in loads of fleas and we had to get the pest chaps out (only £40 though) and we couldn't hoover for a week. We then hoovered but a few were still there and so he did it a second time and then they went. They told me that fleas do lay dormant for years and then can be reactivated when there is movement in a house. Definitely try again with your refund as it is does work. Good luck x



    when i told him that there were still fleas he said he was puzzled as he had done the treatment twice already and had never had to do it a 3rd time and said we would have to pay another £40 if we wanted it done again, i think he thought i was lying to get my money back, i might catch all the fleas i see and post them to his office if he doesnt give me a refund.

    My sister had to throw her sofa out as there were fleas nesting in the base of it and every time she had the house treated they just came back.

    had fleas in a property I let out , I got pest control in and they sprayed the place and haven't seen one since that was about 4 years ago, I did have to go into the property every day for a few days and open every door in each room as air pressure wakes them up.

    pink-ka

    it is, it makes me feel so pi$$ed off, especially that its my daughters … it is, it makes me feel so pi$$ed off, especially that its my daughters blood they seem to like the most, i think its with her playing on the floor. we tried all home sprays/powders etc before we had the treatment and they didnt work, they seem to be so hard to get rid of.

    when we moved in to our flat, the old tenant had cats so the council ripped the carpets up and the flat was covered in fleas, they tried to get rid of them but nothing worked and as you it was our daughter they liked to bite. in the end we got a mattress protector for her bed, the one used for weeing the bed so they couldnt get through and hovered our flat as many times a day as we could in every little space, corner ect for a long time, remembering that after we hovered each time we emptyed the hover outside into a black bag then into the bin. sorry to hear about your problem, i hope this may help x *we also had to get rid of a lot of items*
    Edited by: "nightstud" 23rd Jan 2011

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    melcarroll

    My sister had to throw her sofa out as there were fleas nesting in the … My sister had to throw her sofa out as there were fleas nesting in the base of it and every time she had the house treated they just came back.



    im wondering if we have the same problem, if they dont go after i have another treatment done then i think i might have to invest in a new sofa, not had this one long but id do anything to get rid of the little pests.

    Op do you not maybe have stray cats living under the house ?
    I for one would lift the carpet & get the floorboards up to see what's going on.

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    nightstud

    when we moved in to our flat, the old tenant had cats so the council … when we moved in to our flat, the old tenant had cats so the council ripped the carpets up and the flat was covered in fleas, they tried to get rid of them but nothing worked and as you it was our daughter they liked to bite. in the end we got a mattress protector for her bed, the one used for weeing the bed so they couldnt get through and hovered our flat as many times a day as we could in every little space, corner ect for a long time, remembering that after we hovered each time we emptyed the hover outside into a black bag then into the bin. sorry to hear about your problem, i hope this may help x *we also had to get rid of a lot of items*



    they only seem to be in the front room, before i knew it was fleas i thought it might of been bed bugs, i think they must get into my daughters clothes when shes playing on the floor as the bites always seem to be in clusters on her back. ive got a 10week old son and hes in his chair which is close to the floor so im worried about him getting bit now.

    A friend of mine moved into rented acommodation. The previous tenant had been using one of the bedrooms as a 'nursery' for the puppies her dogs had. The carpets were fumigated about 3 times and in the end they all had to be replaced. I would definately ask for a refund though (and get another pest control in) if the first company refuse to refund you - contact trading standards. Might it be practical for you to hire a steam cleaner and have a go yourself? i am no an expert, but wouldn't the temp of the steam kill any infestation and you wouldn't have to introduce any more chemicals. Whatever route you go though, i hope you get the results you want.

    pink-ka

    they only seem to be in the front room, before i knew it was fleas i … they only seem to be in the front room, before i knew it was fleas i thought it might of been bed bugs, i think they must get into my daughters clothes when shes playing on the floor as the bites always seem to be in clusters on her back. ive got a 10week old son and hes in his chair which is close to the floor so im worried about him getting bit now.

    i feel for you, i was pregnant at the time and i was sooooo worried of this, i do feel for you, but i would agree about the sofa parts that people are talking about because that is one of our many items we had to chuck

    if they dont give you your money back try trading standards and see where you stand

    i m kinda sad to read the post especially when their are children....hopefully you sort it out soon

    Original Poster

    i think i will ring trading standards in the morning and get some advice then i can be ready tell him what they say if he starts being a funny ****, knowing my luck they will say theres nothing i can do.

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    addjon

    i m kinda sad to read the post especially when their are … i m kinda sad to read the post especially when their are children....hopefully you sort it out soon



    its the children whats making me feel so angry, i felt sorry for my little girl when we had them in november she had bites all over her back and arms and they bit her at the top of her back on her neck which she scratched like mad as when she was asleep and she sweated it made it itchy. i couldnt take her swimming as i didnt want people to see her like that as i felt bad. its horrible. the doctor gave me antihistamine cream for her which helped.

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    whatsThePoint

    Chickens not only get fleas but also Lice, Ticks and Mites



    Thank the lord they live down the garden then X)

    DLM

    Thank the lord they live down the garden then X)



    oO u have posted pics of them inside your house oO

    shudder

    Don't know if there is anything in this article of any use - it is natural or non toxic remedies - vital is you have children around. The article mentions Avons 'Skin So Soft'. I have used this product on my kids as a prevention from mozzy bites. It has to be the Woodland? frangrance though - the truquoisey green bottle. hope this helps

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    jelli89

    Don't know if there is anything in this article of any use - it is … Don't know if there is anything in this article of any use - it is natural or non toxic remedies - vital is you have children around. The article mentions Avons 'Skin So Soft'. I have used this product on my kids as a prevention from mozzy bites. It has to be the Woodland? frangrance though - the truquoisey green bottle. hope this helps



    Great idea:-

    avonshop.co.uk/sho…=23

    also maybe speak to the council or enviromental health. Would they be able to help?
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