“The whole house smells like grandma bath powder.”

For about a month and a half, we’ve been aware of some fleas in the house and on the cats. And all of a sudden, that mushroomed at the end of last week, to the point that last Monday, we had to leave the house. We had to cede territory to the fleas. We had to admit defeat.

We’d been like putting powder down and spraying and vacuuming like crazy, and we still had not successfully defeated the fleas. And it got so awful that like we were finally using Tyvek suits to get into the house and like my husband would just walk through the house and would come out with like a dozen fleas on him. So just like, completely out of control fleas. It’s very stressful to have fleas in the house, so we put down like an absurd amount of diatomaceous earth. Like, it’s everywhere. It’s everywhere. And like we were using a branded kind that had like a few other things in it too, but it was mostly diatomaceous earth.

And one of the things they saw fit to put into it was perfume of some sort. It smells like grandma bath powder. So the whole house smells like grandma bath powder now, and like we had to put this stuff like literally everywhere. So, the house – whole house – smells like grandma bath powder. We’re gonna have to – well, at least this will – my husband and I were discussing this, but at least this will get us to finally rent a – like, one of those carpet shampooer steamer things. Which we’d always planned on doing before we moved into the house, seven years ago. And then it didn’t happen, and our rent ran out on the place we were living, and we had to like, real fast move out of there and into this house. So we didn’t end up ever shampooing the carpet and the guy who was there before us had dogs. They weren’t like – they didn’t leave messes, that he didn’t clean up or anything like that. Like, it was “broom clean” as they say. But we – this will get us to finally shampoo the carpets. Maybe the carpet will look better.

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