How to Get Rid of Fleas from Your Home and Pets
Fleas are those nasty parasites that play havoc on your pet’s health. They normally attack your pets, which results into scratching, itching, skin dermatitis and even tapeworm infection. It is essential that you take proper care of your pet and try to avoid these pests from infecting your lovely friends. For removing fleas on dogs, right from cleaning your home, yard, garden to treating your pets is necessary.
Treat Your Pet for Fleas
Flea control for pets is the first thing you need to do. If you have not treated your pet, it is time to treat your pet first. Bathe your pet and wash his or her fur with flea killing shampoo or give oral treatment like Capstar. You can also treat them with Frontline Plus flea treatment. These products kill fleas and prevent re-infestation. Removing fleas also help your pet stop scratching and other skin diseases.
There are other flea and tick treatments available in the market such as K9 Advantix II, Advantage, etc. which you use for your pet.
Remove Fleas from your Home
Our surroundings and house are always a great place for fleas to harbor. You can find them in your garden, and in your house, you can find them on carpets, damp places in the house, near heaters and even on floors.
To remove them from garden – special flea treatments like foggers are available. This you can even use on your floors.
To remove fleas from carpets – you can use flea carpet sprays. Use these sprays on carpets and upholstery in the home. Moreover, fleas love to stay in the dark places, so spray flea solution under furniture, and in crevices.
For house – when you have to remove fleas from house, fog the whole house with foggers. These are specially designed for treating fleas and ticks. Some foggers last for 7 months so that you can kill all the life stages of fleas. You need to have 2 to 3 foggers according to the size of your home. Proper instructions are provided with the pack on how to use them. It is quite simple to use, just need to be careful about certain things mentioned on the pack.
To eradicate fleas from your yard – fleas are very nasty and can enter your home through different ways. They can attach to clothes and shoes, and can get into your home to feed on your pets. So, better spray in the yard and kill fleas before they enter into your house.
You should treat your home and yard regularly at an interval of 3 to 4 weeks after the first treatment in order to kill fleas of all stages.
Clean Your Home Completely
Regular cleaning helps to remove fleas from your home completely. Sweeping, mopping and vacuuming are useful in removing flea eggs, larvae and pupae from furniture, tiles, wood floors, carpets and upholstery.
Properly vacuum all the carpets and rugs in your home.
After each vacuum empty the bag, as keeping it will hatch pupae due to vibrations of your vacuum.
Sweep and mop wooden flooring and any tile as fleas like to stay in dark places, and fleas can stay and hatch in these places.
Wash your pets bedding. Fleas usually love to be close to pets. Nesting in the same place as pets, they can easily feed on. Don’t just remove the cover, but clean the whole bedding.
Pet’s toys need to be cleaned regularly, as they are also the sources to hatch eggs and larvae. Wash your pet toys to remove fleas and eggs hidden inside them.
Following the above things, you can definitely be assured to remove fleas from your home and control them on your pets. Moreover, treating your pets with flea treatment help to control fleas and prevent them from re-infestation.