Besides harming your pet, flea infestations can also be expensive. In addition, they are harmful to the health of your family members.
These typical pests can sting, itch, and transmit diseases, making them potentially a health risk. Flea bites can also induce allergic reactions in those who are allergic. Hence, detecting, treating, and preventing flea infestations is crucial.
Fast Ways to Get Rid of Fleas in the House
An adult female flea can lay up to 40 eggs per day during her 12- 22 day life cycle. As a result, a handful of fleas rapidly multiply into thousands. Due to this, it’s imperative to deal with fleas in your home, yard, and pets.
Here are some suggestions for dealing with fleas in your home that can help you get rid of them quickly:
- Vacuums are ideal for removing fleas on carpets, pet beds, and other difficult-to-reach places.
- To immediately eliminate fleas and their larvae, use a steam cleaner on carpets, furniture, and pet bedding.
- Your pets’ bedding can attract fleas into your home, so you must carefully clean the bedding.
- Make it a habit to properly clean your pet’s bedding, mattress, and other furnishings if you have a flea infestation.
- You can destroy flea eggs, larvae, and adults using aerosol sprays containing insect growth regulators such as methoprene or pyriproxyfen. As the spray can be hazardous to humans and pets, you should wait until it has dried before coming into contact with it.
If you feel your infestation is getting out of control and the above steps are not enough to bring your fleas under control, have Rove Pest Control come out to your home.
Flea infestations are aggravating to deal with and can quickly spiral out of control. Rather than dealing with the problem, taking steps to prevent a flea infestation is preferable. Here’s how to keep a flea infestation at bay:
- Make sure your lawn is mowed regularly, and you don’t have growing weeds and grass.
- A flea spray treatment is recommended if you’ve ever had fleas in your yard.
- Make sure to vacuum the carpets at least once a week, and steam clean the carpets, drapes, and beds regularly with a high-power vacuum.
- Pay extra attention to your pet’s bed since it could be a significant flea breeding ground. If you have been prone to infestations in the past, apply flea treatment sprays on it in addition to cleaning it regularly.