Spend the money and go to a vet and get either Frontline or
Advantage flea drops. If you can, bug bomb your house with flea
specific spray. If you can't use the bombs, spray everything.
Carpet powder for fleas helps. Do all cracks. Frequent vacumning
helps. The biggest thing is the flea drops. Do it for at least 3
months, it takes that long to go thru the life cycle and be fairly
sure of getting them all. Been there, and it will get better. Spray
or treat the yard also. If you walk the dog outside of your yard,
you will get them again without continued treatments on the dog.
$10 a month should cover it. The above poster has some great ideas,
but I ended up getting an exterminator several years back and it
was environmentally safe. My husband, myself and pets left the
house for 3 hours and all plants or any food left out on counters
was put away. It worked great! I vacuum every other day to
sometimes every day depending on what is tracked into my home. By
getting an exterminator in any fleas that you or your pet may bring
in off the grass (fleas are everywhere outside) once they are
inside your home they don't multiply. Not only did it get rid of
the fleas, but also got rid of spiders (which I hate!) Fleas
multiply anywhere....not just outside!!
Go to local walmart and get bug bombs-cans of a premixed insecticide that dispenses in the form of a fog. You need to read the instructions and buy quantity needed as per the instructions and use accordingly. If Walmart doesn't have them try hardware stores - farmers cooperative-feed and seed stores, ect. --May have to fumigate more than once to completely solve the pesky little problem because of new hatchings.
There's no residual with the bombs, it's best to have done professionally. Pet(s) & yard(s) should be done at the same time. Frequent vacuming necessary after treatment to stimulate new fleas to emerge. Discard contents of bag outside in sealed container. Focus on pet resting areas. Fleas can continue to emerge for a couple weeks after a treatment. With the bombs it would take far too many applications & very difficult to get consentration needed for an effective kill. The larvae are deep at the base of your carpet fibers & penetration is key. Determine pest is actually fleas & not misidentification. Set out glueboards for a few days & see if you pick up any. Static, allergies, etc. sometimes mistakenly attributed to fleas.