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How long does it take to drown a flea?

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Nasty little buggers! I just found out that my house is infested, I am infested and my indoor, geriatric cats are not, but whatever, they get flea collars for preventative action and I get a flea bath lol. So I came accross this question as I found a live flea, put it in water and it didn't drown as I hoped it would, read this info and put a pump of liquid soap in the glass and stirred, he died before the water settled!

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Bathing your cat or dog can drown fleas, and you should keep the animal lathered up in the bathtub or sink for at least five minutes. A bath, however, might not get rid of flea larva or eggs. http://www.alt4animals.com/flea.htm

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Fleas will die in soapy water, but can usually jump out of regular water unless you're planning to flush them down a toilet. Most pet owners say that fleas don't even drown in water, so it is better to use flea shampoo if trying to rid your pets of fleas.

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