In the past 24 hrs, I've noticed two little black hopping buggies (both on my cat's nose where his fur is short and white). He also has some little lumps in his fur that are bits of black, that can be crushed. (I'm thinking flea dung)
I've had pets before, but never fleas. He's an indoor kitty, and doesn't seem to be scratching much. How do I deal with this? I need to kill them on him and all over our house, right? We have concrete floors but lots of soft furnishings, and little nooks and cracks and such.
I've never given him flea preventatives, since as an indoor cat, I figured we could save money and avoid chemicals. Maybe I was wrong? He has had a couple brief "adventures" lately, but he never got more than 10 feet from the house. (Which by the way, is in no way bugproof. There are seven hundred spiders here, as the walls are permeable enough that they don't notice the walls. No really, there are a lot of spider sized holes in the walls.)
I'd rather use the least noxious (or non-chemical if it will work) treatment possible, and also the most budget friendly treatment possible, as we're approaching broke.
Please help. How do I get rid of fleas? How do I prevent another outbreak? Do I have to give him flea protective medicine? I'd rather not.