Is it safe to use a flea fogger with a newborn in the house?
Asked by: AJayJay 24063 views Pest Control
I have an 8 week old baby and about 2 weeks ago we got a flea infestation. I’ve tried diatomaceous earth, vacuuming, carpet powder with an IGR (adams flea and tick with nylar), washing everything, flea traps and iv treated my yard and my pets.
My family is no longer getting flea bites and I’m still vacuuming all carpeted rooms 1-2 times daily and taking the canister outside to be emptied into a sealed bag immediately after. Our pets are now outside instead of coming in and out. HOWEVER if I don’t vacuum for a day and I walk around in white socks I’m still getting 3-5 fleas daily.
Our laundry room is tile and it’s where the outbreak started, I’ve steam mopped the floors and vaccuumed the baseboards and grout but even with this I still can’t walk though that room without finding 1-2 fleas on my socks. All the fleas I’m finding now are very small and black, so I’m assuming they’re freshly emerged pupea that have yet to feed.
Are flea foggers safe to use with a newborn baby in the house? Obviously I would follow directions and possibly keep him at a relatives house overnight. Does it sound like what I’m doing is working? Should I keep with what I’m doing now? Shouldn’t my flea problem be gone by now? It’s been 2 weeks, I know that the pupae in their cocoons are impossible to kill so are those what I’m dealing with now? Do I just have to ride this out?