Since it is getting cooler outside, you may find yourself and your pet wanting to spend more time outdoors. Because of that, we found some great information on how to prevent and control fleas from invading your home and irritating you and your pets!
Getting rid of fleas inside your home
In order to get rid of fleas, it is necessary for you to maintain a clean environment in the home as well as in the surrounding areas. Fleas are often brought in the home by the pets. It is important to maintain a clean environment in the places your pet visits within your home. Cleaning belongings like pet beds, carpet, couch, corners, and furniture is the first step in getting rid of fleas.
Hot water destroys fleas’ eggs; hence all the areas occupied by the pets should be cleaned properly and regularly. You should get your pets to veterinarian for regular checkups, and treatments for preventing fleas enter your home. You should bathe your pets and clean them regularly with flea control shampoos.
Vacuum cleaning is also very essential for flea control. You should vacuum clean doors, carpets, furniture, mattresses, and cushions at regular intervals. And you must dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag after every use.
Preventing flea infestations
You need to destroy the pests’ habitat by eliminating “hot spots” around the home which are susceptible of fleas. Keep fleas out by screening foundation vents and other access areas to keep mice, rats, squirrels and other flea-carrying wild animals out. Keep a regular check on which all areas your pets are visiting and make sure to maintain them clean as much as possible.
Clean and treat your yard
No matter how much time you spend ridding the house of fleas, they will get back in if you haven’t treated your yard and other surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact us for more information about our flea control service or any other pest problem!