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We are buying a used DRV Mobile Suites and the previous owners did travel with a dog. I was reading a book on FT RVing last night and it mentioned completing a full flea treatment in an RV before moving the pets into the RV. The author indicated the need to use a product that kills the fleas, larve and eggs.
Anyone have a suggestion on what kind of product I need to look for? I do not want to have our beloved Tazzy Kat worrying about fleas in her new home
FT - July 2013
2010 38TKSB3 DRV Mobile Suites
2012 Ford F450
Dale and Ruth Travelling with Tazzy Kat!
Cherie (and Chris) / Our blog: Technomadia.comFull time since 2006 as Gen-X 'technomads' (technology enabled nomads)
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We use a product called Revolution. Once a month application to the back of the neck. It controls fleas, ticks, heartworm,etc. Kills adult fleas and prevents their eggs from hatching. Never have a flea problem.
Ray and Anne
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From a retired Commercial Pest Control Operator of 30 years:
Fleas are one of the difficult household pests to control on your own. It is more labor intensive than most people are willing to do. When there is no host (warm blooded animals) ) in the area, the number of fleas will pause in the pupa stage, and then hatch within a minute, and feed upon the first warm blooded animal, including humans, that enters the area. They can stay in pupa and wait for up to a year! The first thing you need to determine is do you have fleas? The presence of fleas on the animal is NOT an indication of fleas in the living space. Find an area where the pets spend a lot of their time on a carpeted area. Get on your hands and knees and place a whit paper towel or cloth on the floor. Slap the floor surrounding the towel for on the floor 30 seconds, and then wait, while watching the towel If there are flea pupa in the carpet, they will hatch within a minute, and jump onto the white surface. One or two fleas in not a problem. Three or more suggests an infestation that must be treated.1. Do get a larvacide, (kills Larva and controls adults) 2. Vacuum all floors completely and discard the bag. This vibration stimulates the pupa to hatch and hopefully you vacuum them up before feeding.3. Be ready to repeat the entire process in about 14 days. (Larvacides do not kill eggs)
A lot of work? Yes, and by the time you buy and try, all the “home remedies” it may be less expensive and certainly easier to hire a profession pest control firm.
Here is a website for a complete discussion of Fleas at The University of Florida:
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Borrow a St. Bernard .......send him in for an hour , when all the fleas jump on him hurry him out the door and return him........Flea's all gone!!!!
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Everyone seems to be assuming you're saying there ARE fleas in this RV. If that's the case, I wouldn't be worrried about your cat as much as about yourselves, unless you don't have a flea collar or treatment on it. If your cat is protected with either a collar or monthly treatments, it'll be fine although you may have some problems. From our experience, we've found more bugs in campgrounds than anywhere else, and pet flea & tick prevention is an absolute must along with plenty of insect repellant for ourselves.
Try flea busters. Go on their website. Had flea infestation in our house. Used this and it worked great..
Tom and Liz...
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