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Hello All - I just got off the phone with a vet tech and I'd like to now put this out to the community . . . The flea situation is pretty bad here in NE PA and for the first time in many, many years, I personally am dealing with an outbreak. As I mentioned in a previous post, we were using Frontline, but discovered that it had lost its effectiveness. We have now switched to Vectra, which is highly recommended by our vet and I've found a good deal of positive feedback online. However . . . our house is obviously infested and we are going to have to work our way through the cycle. If we got an exterminator it would help the situation along, but I don't like chemicals and don't like the idea of our house being dosed with them. The vet tech just told me that it will take 3 months for Vectra to get the infestation under control. We are currently at the end of only week two - yikes. What she did suggest is that we give Gracie Capstar 24 hours before her next application of Vectra. I have also read some positive things about Capstar. I would really rather not administer or apply anything, but poor Gracie is scratching and biting quite often, and aside from her having to deal with the itching, her scratching and biting is creating matts, so she is also having to deal with me and my dematting tools! I would love to hear your thoughts on the idea of combining the Capstar and the Vectra, and if you have any non-chemical ideas, I'd love to hear those too. BTW, we are vacuuming A LOT!