You need to treat your pets with a good product, all at the same time, and disinfect your house at the same time as well.
are very small creatures but very resistant. Their life cycle takes
from 10 days to months to complete depending on the temperature. Adult
fleas found on your pets lay eggs from which larvae are hatched. They
are in the environment which means in the carpet, in the bedding of your
pets and yours, anywhere where your pets reach and are allowed. From
the larvae are born adult fleas which begin to search for new host
immediately. With so many pets in the house that is not a difficult
thing to realize.
To stop their life cycle you need to treat everything at the same time otherwise fleas will move from one pet to the other.
your pets you need a strong product like Frontline Plus which has as an
active ingredient an insecticide and a insect growth regulator and work
against adult and immature stages of fleas. Also Advantage works well
against fleas. It is very important to use the correct product for each
pet according to their weight because if the minimum recommended dose is
not respected you will see a temporary reduction in their number but
not a full elimination.
Spot on products are effective and easy to administer but it is
important to put them directly on the skin and not in the coat, leave
the place to dry, and not allow the pet to groom itself for at least two
hours. Also there are products that are effective against the flea
stages found in the pets’ environment.
house will also need to be treated at the same time. I would suggest to
take the help of a professional company because there are many rules
you need to follow and the product used needs to be a good one. I would
not recommend that you,yourself, take care of that because of the high
risk of intoxication due to the toxic substances used for this kind of
job. This is also an important task in order to
completely eliminate fleas. Thoroughly clean, vacuum or sweep your
premises prior to treatment; close all windows and air vents; cover or
properly store all exposed foodstuffs; remove all plants from the areas
to be treated; ensure that all pets (cats, dogs, birds, etc) are removed
from the areas to be treated and that they do not gain access until the
rooms have been ventilated; the premises must be vacated for a minimum
of 3 hours. On your return to the premises, windows should be opened to
ventilate the treated rooms. After treatment no cleaning should be
performed for at least 10 days. The treatment can be repeated after a
month when you re-treat your pets, again at the same time.
for products there is a wide range you can use (sprays are better than
powders), but I would advise you to use a disinfection company and to
follow their advice. I know that is it hard not to vacuum clean for 10
days but it is an important part of the process.
your pets bed is a textile one and cannot be disinfected properly then
you might want to change it. The flea larvas are found in the
environment where they hatch. So if the environment is not flea free
there is a great chance to have fleas again.