When you see little bugs jumping from your pet, it is more than unsettling. The most unsettling part of the entire thing is that the fleas that you see on your pet make up only 5% of the total flea population that can be found in your home. Fleas have various stages in their lifecycle that include eggs, larvae and adult fleas; this is why they are so difficult to remove. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about you can avoid and get rid of the fleas in your home.
Get Rid of Fleas on Your Dogs & Cats First
The first place to start is your pet. This is probably how they got into your home in the first place. You can treat them with fast acting medication that will get rid of any live fleas on your animal. There are also treatments that can be done to prevent fleas in the future, and should be a priority when you live an area that is known to commonly have fleas. The sooner you treat your pet with this problem, the sooner your home will be flea free.
Treating a Flea Infestation in Your House
If your pet has fleas, your entire house and property also has fleas. Once you have solved the problem with your pet, it is time to get to work on your home and yard. There are a few different approaches to killing fleas inside and outside your home. You start by cleaning the floors thoroughly inside your home. You should sweep any hard surface flooring in your home and vacuum not only the carpet, but your furniture as well. It is important to remember that fleas will be hiding in the darkest tightest corners of your home and so you need to use a carpet spray to get into all of these areas. Some people use foggers to kill fleas which can be effective as well. It may be difficult to determine the amount of fogging your home needs though.
Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home
To help get rid of the problem even faster, you should also treat the outside of your home. Fleas will hitch a ride on not only your pets, but the bottom of your shoes and on your clothing if it means they can come inside your home. You should have your yard sprayed for fleas as well as the interior of your home to effectively get rid of them.
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Because fleas are so difficult to get rid of, you may need the help of the professionals at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to effectively get rid of fleas. Because there are not only fleas around your home, but their eggs as well, it is important that you treat your home more than one time. You should repeat treatment 3-4 weeks after it is initially treated to get rid of the problem all together. Call us today!