We need to plan our defense strategies now! Flea season is upon us. Years ago when I worked for a veterinarian I’ll never forget the lady who came into the clinic to buy two flea collars. After purchasing them, she sat down on the bench and wrapped them around her ankles. I was shocked until my family was unfortunate enough to get an infestation of fleas in our home. We were all bitten but my youngest brother must be awfully tasty because he was chewed unmercifully. My mother insisted he was bitten the most because his room was messy. I thought my brother had a good point. He wanted to know how a flea would know messy from neat. Teenagers are so smart!
I don’t remember how my mother handled the problem but I work very hard to make sure that my home and shop do not get infested. I sprinkle flea powder on the floor and then vacuum it up so any fleas I vacuum up are poisoned. I bomb my home and shop once a month. All pets are treated with a topical product that kills fleas and ticks when they bite the pet. And if a customer brings in a pet with fleas I dose everyone with a pill that kills all fleas that bite the pet for 24 hours. I’m sure I seem a little paranoid to anyone who has never had a flea infestation, but I know there are those of you out there who know how bad fleas can really be.
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