Monday, July 25, 2011

I surrender


I surrender.  The fleas that I wrote about in an earlier post here have gotten the best of me.  I returned to my mom's house today to find that they were alive and well in her living room despite all my efforts to eradicate them over the past couple of months and especially last week.  When I brought my mom back home last Thursday, I  placed a pan of soapy water under a goose-neck lamp on the floor of her living room (the site of the heaviest infestation)  to attract any remaining fleas and assess the effectiveness of my efforts and today there were 40-50 fleas in the pan.


Sigh.

I'm one of those folks who believes that doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the textbook definition of stupidity so continuing to repeat the same remedies I've been employing is not likely to fix this problem.  I'm afraid that continuing to spray the house with the same insecticides and bomb the house with the same flea bombs will only turn turn her home into a hazardous waste site!  Aside from continuing to vacuum the house repeatedly and discarding the vacuum bags each time, I'm looking for some other approach to curing this problem that has plagued first her yard and then later, her home, for at least 2 months.

Got any ideas?

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