Jul 21, 2016 - 11:33 AM
Fleas generally have to have all life forms in the same area to "propogate" an infestation. If you only have adult fleas, then consider it lucky. But most of the time, there are eggs, larvae, pupae and adults. The flea larvae only feed on adult flea droppings (dried blood) and you can't kill the pupae. So basically, you have to wait until the pupae hatch and then the new adult flea will hopefully be exposed to a fresh dose of insecticide and be killed.
Up to 80% of flea eggs, larvea and pupae indoors can be removed by vacuuming. So vacuum like crazy first to remove these forms, and to also cause a pupae hatch. The pupae are disturbed by vibrations so a vacuum cleaner will cause a "hatch" and you can also suck them up. Then immediately spray the Alpine. Do all of this again in 7 days, then again in 14 days. This is how you get ahead of the life cycle and the hatch and control the infestation.
The pets need daily grooming and care to help keep them comfortable during this process. If you repeat this process every 30 days or so you can prevent an infestation.