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Old 05-16-2018, 08:09 AM   #1
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My wife went into an old storage building yesterday. When she got into my truck, she noticed that she had fleas on her leg and on her pants. Now fleas are in my truck. Got in it this morning and they jumped all over my legs. Any ideas how to get rid of them in the truck? Dont need flea infestation in my truck carpet. Help!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:11 AM   #2
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:12 AM   #3
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Bomb it!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:17 AM   #4
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:21 AM   #5
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I have bug bombed my truck before.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:29 AM   #6
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Virbac makes a perimeter spray called knockout that works really well with things like that. We carry it at our clinic but you should be able to pick it up online as well.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:30 AM   #7
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:32 AM   #8
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Going to agree. I work more or less in the real estate sector. We had a couple houses that were INFESTED with fleas. Almost to plague proportions. Used the Fogger style bug bombs a few times and it did great. I don't see why it would not work for your truck.
I would make sure you do not need to be in it for a while and leave the windows up. Also just as a help. You can also use Diatomaceous Earth in the carpet of your vehicle which will somewhat slow the suckers down.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:34 AM   #9
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Wont that bug bomb make the truck smell like "bug bomb"? and everyone in it smell like bug bomb? Just wondering.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:43 AM   #10
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You don't need to bug bomb it.

Spray upholstery designed poison in the carpet and at the base of the seats. A few things working for you here...

1. Fleas need to eat. They'll die fairly quickly stuck in your truck.
2. Fleas move around all over the place. That poison is deadly effective if they cross over or through it. It's almost impossible for a flea contained in that area to not stumble into it.

You can also buy the organic powder (smells like oranges) or spray and just distribute it around the vehicle.

They die very quickly. If you leave your truck in the sun with the windows up, that's probably enough to kill them too.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:44 AM   #11
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Park it in the sun. Fleas dessicate. No poison in your truck and its free.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:45 AM   #12
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You don't need to bug bomb it.

Spray upholstery designed poison in the carpet and at the base of the seats. A few things working for you here...

1. Fleas need to eat. They'll die fairly quickly stuck in your truck.
2. Fleas move around all over the place. That poison is deadly effective if they cross over or through it. It's almost impossible for a flea contained in that area to not stumble into it.

You can also buy the organic powder (smells like oranges) or spray and just distribute it around the vehicle.

They die very quickly. If you leave your truck in the sun with the windows up, that's probably enough to kill them too.
Yep, all day in the sun with windows up will kill just about any bug in the vehicle.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:47 AM   #13
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well, it'll be in the sun ALL day today while im at work. windows up. hotter than hades.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:55 AM   #14
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Park it in the sun. Fleas dessicate. No poison in your truck and its free.
I have hauled many javalina and hogs in my ranch suburban, when infested with
Fleas , roll up the windows and bake em in the sun
On 80’ day a car can reach 170+ inside in direct sunlight with windows up

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:12 AM   #15
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:13 AM   #16
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I would get lots of mileage out of telling my wife that she gave my truck fleas!
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:20 AM   #17
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Put some banana peels in the truck. Fleas will be gone by morning guaranteed. Works in your house too.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:29 AM   #18
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Luke, believe me, the torture has already started. haha
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:45 AM   #19
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Put flea collars on your ankles
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:50 AM   #20
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Specifically this is what I use. Smells good also. I parked my vehicle in the garage and knocked out two birds with one stone since it is multi insect. Brought them home from a rental property. Good stuff. Had fleas and crazy ants one time. I never had any luck with the sun killing them. They musta had their own AC.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:52 AM   #21
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Turn truck on. Place heater on HIGH for about an hour. Thank me later.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:03 AM   #22
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LMAO ........ Good one
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:07 AM   #23
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Put flea collars on your ankles
And only polite to carry extra for any guest that rides in your truck.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:11 AM   #24
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Spray with orange oil.....
kills'em dead.. And makes your truck smell great....
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:52 AM   #25
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Sounds weird but you can sprinkle some food grade diatomaceous earth in the carpet, on and under mat's, and leave it for a week or so. As long and you can stand a little powder for a bit it will kill all living fleas and will continue to kill in the event your truck has become a breeding ground. It works by cutting up their legs and underbelly, effectively immobilizing them and leading to their eminent demise. As long as it doesn't get wet it will continue work as long as it is in place. Again, must be FOOD GRADE, I get mine from Amazon.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:16 AM   #26
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im hoping we didnt track them inside our house yesterday. our house and our dogs have been pretty much flea free for a very long time. hope we didnt start a mess.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:51 PM   #27
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Put some banana peels in the truck. Fleas will be gone by morning guaranteed. Works in your house too.

Another thing Iíve learned on TBH. I Googled it, and indeed itís true.


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Old 05-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #28
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Quite the conundrum if you got fleas in your boat!
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:06 PM   #29
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:18 PM   #30
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Wont that bug bomb make the truck smell like "bug bomb"? and everyone in it smell like bug bomb? Just wondering.
They have the type now that do not smell.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:27 PM   #31
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Bowl of water with dawn soap inside over night. Floaters will be everywhere.


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Old 05-16-2018, 02:28 PM   #32
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Seriously......no one?

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Old 05-16-2018, 03:09 PM   #33
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Light a candle in a shallow bowl or saucer and set it on the floorboard at night. Fleas will jump into the flame.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:11 PM   #34
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM   #35
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Just spray a little permethrin on your carpet
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:02 PM   #36
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Garlic and leave the windows. Alot of garlic.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:03 PM   #37
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I bug bombed my old suburban years ago. I couldn't get the smell out until the day I sold it. I would not recommend it LOL
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:37 PM   #38
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:03 PM   #39
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This is close. If you can rig up a flashlight above a dish with dawn mixed with water in it, you will catch a shi-ton of them. I wouldn't recommend the candle unless you can make it without the truck when it burns...
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