Here is my situation:
I have a dog and cat who have both been frontlined all summer long. We have never had fleas in our house like this, but there are animals all around (we live in the country) so I guess our dog has picked up more this year. He isnt covered in fleas, but our house is.
We dont have carpet. We only have one couch and one big chair as our furniture that is fabric. Our bed seems totally fine, in fact our whole bedroom is fine. However, our hardwood kitchen/living room area is awful. And it has been for weeks. The couch is outside. There were just too many fleas on it.
I made a spray out of cedar oil, lavendar oil, lemon eucalyptus.
I have peppermint oil all over the house.
I made balls out of lemongrass and stuffed them everywhere.
Ive covered the floor with salt, left it for 10 hours and vacuumed.
Ive vacuumed, vacuumed, vacuumed the floors, furniture, ect.
Ive put all of our clothes, bedding, ect outside for three days. shook them off. sprayed them down.
Washed stuff- constantly.
We stayed at MIL's for two days with salt down and spray everywhere.
Ive combed and washed my dog and cat.
I have to use chemicals. Its the only way. My kid has flea bites all over her legs, and its gross. It seems to get better right after I spray and vacuum, but two hours later, they are back. My whole life cannot be dedicated to dealing with these fleas.
So, what chemicals have you used, and what is the lesser of the evils?