Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Fresh Start to October

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It's the first day of October and after a heat wave here in the Bay, it is finally feeling like FALL! It's the month of pumpkin picking, pumpkin muffins, and Halloween festivities!

Being that it was the start of a new month, The Hubs and I wanted to a fresh and clean start at home.

We've had a bit of a flea problem with The Pup. Not only has the Pup been itching like crazy, we've gotten our share of flea bites! We gave The Pup a bath and treated him with Advantage to kill whatever vermin were on him. But that wasn't going to be enough...

The Hubs wanted to deal with the fleas in the house by using one of those flea bombs. I REALLY didn't want a ton of chemicals around the house, so I was happy to hear he came up with another solution. He ended up buying a flea collar and put it INTO the vacuum bag. He then vacuumed the whole house, including the furniture. We're hoping that the fleas and their eggs were all vacuumed up and are then killed when they entered the vacuum bag.

While he was doing that, I washed all of the sheets and blankets. We also made an appointment for an exterminator to spray the outside of house. (I wasn't totally comfortable with this idea either, but in addition to fleas, we've had a real spider problem too.  I figured spraying outside was better than spraying inside...)

We hope that all of this effort lead to a bug free October in our house! I'll let you know how it works!

Have you ever had a flea problem at your house? How did you deal with it?

Alrighty, now that Operation: Flea Control is over (for now), I'm off to get ready for a night out with this guy! Wahoo!!

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