Fleas can be a major nuisance in your home or within your rental property. A flea infestation can make life unbearable anywhere.
Getting rid of fleas isn’t as easy as it might seem. While it’s possible to do on your own, it can take some trial and error. Keep reading to learn more about the best way to get rid of fleas in your home.
Treat Your Pets
When people get fleas in their home, it usually isn’t because they brought them in on their own. In most cases, a beloved pet like a dog or cat has brought them into your home from outside. If you find your pet scratching, there’s a good chance this is how you ended up with fleas in your home.
The best option in most cases of pet-related fleas is to treat the animal. Flea medications that are used on the back of the pet’s neck kill fleas on the pet and in your home after a short period of time. If your pet goes outside again—which is likely—you’ll need to use this type of flea medication on a regular basis as prescribed by the manufacturer and your veterinarian.
While these flea medicines are not inexpensive, the good news is that your home should remain flea-free and your pet will be healthier as a result of this treatment because fleas can make your pet sick, stressed, and very uncomfortable over long periods of time.
Vacuum and Spray
After treating your pet if it was the source of the problem, you’ll need to rid your home of other fleas. To do this, start by inspecting areas around your home where fleas may be hiding. Pick up loose items like children’s toys and take this time to move furniture away from the walls for a deep clean later.
Next, you’ll need to use a vacuum to clean all the surfaces of your home. Everything from carpet to linoleum to hardwood should be vacuumed this way. You’ll also need to remove all bedding and have it washed or cleaned as appropriate.
After cleaning your home thoroughly, you’ll need to use a spray around your home designed to kill fleas. These often don’t work for pupae, so you’ll need to be vigilant about cleaning for the next few weeks.
Spray again one week to 10 days after the first time to ensure all fleas are gone.
Hire a Pest Control Company
Hiring a pest control company to get rid of fleas isn’t a do-it-yourself method. However, when you work with a pest control company, you won’t have to wonder about whether the methods you have used have been effective.
When you hire the pros, you’ll have years of experience on your side. That means your pest management professional will find every flea and make sure that they don’t come back after a few days or weeks.
Many people find that wiping out the fleas the right way the first time by hiring a pest control company is the best method.
Contact Bain Pest Control or call 800-272-3661 to learn more about our pest control company. We can help you get rid of fleas, termites, bees, mosquitos, rodents, and pretty much any other animal or bug that’s causing you problems.