Fleas in pets only account for 5% of fleas in your house. Flea eggs and larvae hide in carpets, pets’ beds or even furniture. The ones you can see make up a small percentage of fleas in your home. It’s no secret that fleas can make life in your home unbearable. A special treatment plan is, therefore, important to keep them out. Any effective plan should include chemical as well as physical methods. Ready to crack your flea problem? Read on to find out which methods are most effective for this task.
While this won’t get rid of all the fleas in your home, regular cleaning of your clothes, towels, beddings, furniture covers and any other clothing will help control flea infestation in your home. Wash every piece of the above on a weekly basis.
Vacuuming your home and thoroughly cleaning it
As noted above, fleas are likely to hide in carpets, crevices and pets’ beds. To help remove them, be sure to clean every nook and cranny in your house. Vacuum the carpets to remove any fleas, larvae or eggs that might be hiding in them. When cleaning, adhere to the following for effective results.
Clean your pet’s toys and if there’s a toy you can’t clean, throw it out
Sweep and mop tile or wood floors
Throw the bag every time after vacuuming as the vibrations accelerate hatching of the eggs
Wash your pet’s bedding
Insecticides come in handy when it comes to getting rid of fleas in your home. There are many products on the market that can help you achieve your objective. They range from foggers and flea bombs to non-toxic products like Diatomaceous Earth. Rather than apply insecticides by yourself, it’s best to call a professional exterminator who’s specially qualified for the job.
Treat your pets
Fleas often gain access to your home by infesting your pets. As such, to ensure that the menace is well taken care of, it’s important to treat your pets for fleas. Your vet can recommend various ways in which to keep flea infestation under control. This may include spot-on flea repellants.
It’s important to understand that fleas are not easy to get rid. It’s not a process that takes place for one or two days. And if any fleas are left lying around, they lay eggs that hatch quickly. To ensure effectiveness, repeat the above routine for at least six weeks. Also, remember to treat your pet and house on the same day.