Flea infestation is such a nuisance that no one ever wants to experience at home. However, if you own a pet, whether it is a dog or cat, your home may be at risk of flea invasion. Even though you are disturbed by fleas, there is no need to get panic or overly worried about them. There are useful flea removal methods that you may adapt to keep your home flea free.
Flea treatment for pets
The very first action you have got to do to detect fleas in your house is checking your pets to see whether they are infested or not. Fleas love to hide and thrive among dogs or cats warm soft fur. They travel and drop off anywhere.
Thus, treating the pets for fleas will stop fleas from spreading all over the house. The flea comb is a good choice. Simply brush the pet fur with the comb. The close teeth of the comb will catch fleas hiding in the fur. You had better have a soapy water tray nearby to dip the comb there for killing fleas.
Pay attention to the pet’s head, ear, tail, and legs. Fleas are most likely to be there. Alternatively, apply flea shampoo when bathing the pet. It is quite effective in treating fleas as well. The thing is you need to treat the pets several times until all fleas are removed. Also, you need to wash pet beddings in hot water to remove fleas there.
Indoors flea treatment
Fleas reside in shady, moist environment which is not directly shone by the sunlight, so the indoors places that are most suspicious of flea population are under carpets, rugs, upholstery, basement or even bed.
Cleaning is the first and foremost method to deal with fleas in the house. You should wash up all items such as carpets, rugs, bedding, things which are washable at high heat. Fleas cannot survive at the temperature higher than 90◦F. Regarding places or stuff which are not able to be moved or detached for washing up, vacuuming will do the work. It will help to suck all fleas and their offspring.
DE, salt or baking soda could be used to spread on the surface for killing fleas first before vacuuming. They are totally safe to be used. Make sure the vacuum bag is disposed of as you finish vacuuming because flea eggs may stay dormant there and infest the house again. If your house is heavily infested, flea bomb could be used, but be careful as this pesticide is poison not only to fleas but also human and animals. Avoid breathing in or direct contact with it to protect yourselves.
Outdoors flea treatment
Check out places outdoors that pets most frequent and you can see fleas there. Yard, playground or garden is among places fleas will be there. Fleas could be elsewhere among grasses, fallen leaves, rotten logs or firewood stack. If you have your yard or garden filled with cluttered stuff like that, find a way to clear them up as soon as possible if you don’t want a heavy infestation.
Fleas breed every day and their population multiplies at, such as the rapid rate that you can hardly imagine. Remove their habitat and you can get rid of them. Flea spray could be applied to infested areas. If you opt for a natural method, nematodes could be a choice. They are enemies of fleas that prey on the insects. As nematodes are there, fleas will be their favorite food. Another way you may try is flooding the yard or garden with water; fleas, eggs, and larvae will be drowned and washed away with water.
To sum up
For all things mentioned, you now have some ideas how to address fleas if your home is unluckily infested with the insect. You can certainly apply those methods and free fleas from your house. If you fail to do so, professional help should be called to get rid of the nuisance.