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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4590 on: February 23, 2016, 01:57:17 PM »
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m working from home today as I had stuff in the morning, and now I'm pottering around. I don't feel much like working, and the bed/sofa and my book are looking very tempting... but I can't do it, can I?

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4591 on: February 23, 2016, 02:05:04 PM »
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m working from home today as I had stuff in the morning, and now I'm pottering around. I don't feel much like working, and the bed/sofa and my book are looking very tempting... but I can't do it, can I?

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4592 on: February 23, 2016, 03:48:56 PM »
Recently my former flatmate left with her cat. Now some weeks later I nail-crushed to death three fleas... Found in my bed. Mind you they could be coming from the yard, since I already have a nocturnal slug infestation pouring through the wall.
I'm devastated. I was so pleased with myself putting my entire wardrobe through the laundry today, sheets included, and now it's 3am, I can't sleep because the smallest sensation I feel on my skin must be a flea. I found 3 potential bite marks though they never itched. I can hope beyond hope that it matches the three dead ones and stay at that but this is not how it works.
Gosh I'm so freaking disgusted. I don't have the money for that. Nor the time. Nor the strength. Bugs in your bed is worse than having to bed to make me feel like a bum. It's misery after misery these days!  :'(
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4593 on: February 23, 2016, 03:58:36 PM »
Sorry to read it Nora. Someone elses (cat) fleas in your room suggests the common areas of the property will be swarming  :(

I imagine Australian fleas are not like European ones and the bites are a couple of centimetres across, if you survive the poison they inject there is a still a good chance the bitten limb will rot on your body and drop off.
This would be in keeping with the English impression of Oz wildlife. poisioness, vicious and hard to kill or run away from.

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4594 on: February 23, 2016, 04:39:09 PM »
Flea in Australia.



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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4595 on: February 23, 2016, 04:45:42 PM »
PS, somehow unable to rescale. Someone help! :'(

Done  :) for future reference, you can set the height (or width) on an image tag. So it looks like this now

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4596 on: February 23, 2016, 04:47:38 PM »
PS, somehow unable to rescale. Someone help! :'(

Done  :) for future reference, you can set the height (or width) on an image tag. So it looks like this now

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4597 on: February 23, 2016, 04:49:15 PM »
PS, somehow unable to rescale. Someone help! :'(

Done  :) for future reference, you can set the height (or width) on an image tag. So it looks like this now

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Cool, thanks  :)
Will save that somewhere (and probably forget about it   :-[)

I will put it in the FAQ in the Help section. This is actually a really common thing people run into. Not sure if anyone will see it there, but can't hurt

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4598 on: February 23, 2016, 04:49:55 PM »
Ah well. Opened my window and decided to be reasonable and go to sleep.
Was woken by the sound of a mosquito - of course - put the light on, found a flea on the top of my breast... So pissed off I took immediate action. Here is the result :



Yep. Set up my hammock in the yard. I'm hanging my ass 5cm off the ground because the poles I set it up on are flimsy as hell. But now the mosquitoes are furiously buzzing on the other side of my screen. It's quiet and warm... I'm just a bit sorry to go to bed at 4am with a pocket knife in my PJ and the feeling that my room I'm paying such a big rent on is now a no go zone.

Good day everyone, while I catch a couple of hours of sleep.
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4599 on: February 23, 2016, 06:15:09 PM »
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4600 on: February 23, 2016, 06:26:26 PM »
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m working from home today as I had stuff in the morning, and now I'm pottering around. I don't feel much like working, and the bed/sofa and my book are looking very tempting... but I can't do it, can I?

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The King's Paws
« Reply #4601 on: February 23, 2016, 07:46:25 PM »
Nora, if the fleas are from a cat, then they can't digest human blood and will die sooner or later or move out to find another animal.

Best trick against fleas is a small candle on a plate full of oil. The fleas jump towards the warmth/light and die in the oil. Do this for 24h in your room and you are rid of them.

We had a flea infestation once when our cats were home alone for a few weeks when I was a child. When we came back from vacation you couldn't walk through the hallway without being attacked by four or five if them.
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4602 on: February 23, 2016, 09:22:40 PM »
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Best trick against fleas is a small candle on a plate full of oil. The fleas jump towards the warmth/light and die in the oil. Do this for 24h in your room and you are rid of them.

This is really old. There are Oxfordware (Green glaze on almost pink clay) shallow dishes about 90cm across with a candle holder in the middle. These would be 500-600 years old. I think there is one shown in a Dutch painting as well which might be older. You fill the dish with water and light the candle when you have enough fleas swimming round you put a drop of oil on the water, it breaks the surface tension and they sink.

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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4603 on: February 24, 2016, 12:19:02 AM »
Whoa, dunno how I'm gonna survive the day, my mind is melting.

But Xiagan, the internet seems pretty adamant that cat fleas can survive somehow :

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Humans can be bitten, though a long-term population of cat fleas cannot be sustained and infest people. However, if the female flea is allowed to feed for 12 consecutive hours on a human, it can lay viable eggs.[2]

I tried the candle trick, but I only have bday candles who were done in 10 min and attracted no flea. So I'll get some natural powder and make my room a disagreeable area for fleas and cross fingers.
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Re: The King's Paws
« Reply #4604 on: February 24, 2016, 01:29:59 AM »
@Nora, get M****** Flea Bombs* from somewhere like Bunnings . Arrange to stay somewhere else overnight.  Get enough one for each room. Set them off ,seal the rooms as you go and do last in hallway. Then leave and stay away for about 24 hours if you can. This is best chance without having the professionals which will cost you about $150.

It will leave a powder layer to clean up and a smell but open up and air house well and clean and it should work. Check the instructions. I had to use these long ago and it may say it is safe but would not risk staying with my kids until air had settled and house aaired. Hope this helps.

* :o :o :oThat brought up an advert for them on front page - sorry Admins, if I shouldn't have included the name.
Nora the best known brand for killing insects in Australia starting with mort  If that Temp adsense was an experiment it sure worked fast their are 3 flea killing ads there now.
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