How to kill fleas in your home

Knowing how to kill fleas in your home isn’t easy. However, there are some tried and true methods that can get you to where you want to be: flea-free.

If you’re reading this then you know that having fleas in your home is no fun. You’ve likely tried just about everything including flea collars, fleas dips and “flea bombs.” So, why are the fleas still there? This step-by-step guide of how to kill fleas in your home can help.

The first step to flea control is preparation. If your home isn’t prepared you’re going to have fleas for a long time no matter what you do. The first item on the list is a good vacuuming. This includes under beds, favorite areas where your pet lays, upholstered furniture, hardwood and tile floors. Paying particular attention to cracks and crevices will help as well. After you’ve finished be sure to remove the vacuum bag and discard it outside. The reason for vacuuming is to suck up fleas and stimulate the pupal casings to hatch, they’re impervious to pesticides.

Next, pick up all clutter on the floor including books, toys, magazines and like items. Also, clean out under the bed and remove items from the floor of your closet. One particular problem people run into that’s common is extreme clutter in a home or basement. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but if this is you then it needs to go. This is especially true if you have cats. Remember a cat can go many more places than a dog can and if a cat is the source then getting to those areas is vital.

Last, make sure birds are placed in a room that is not being treated or removed all together. It’s also a good idea to cover fish tanks and turn of the aspirator tank.

Follow label directions of any product you use. Misuse of a pesticide is dangerous. If you feel uncomfortable, please call a professional.

The best type of application is going to be applying a liquid or aerosol product directly to the floor. Start at the furthest area in your home and work your way out the door. Be sure to spray uniformly under bed, in closets, and wall to wall in every room. The same procedure should take place in the basement or crawl space especially if this is where the issue came from.

This method of application is the same way professionals treat a home for fleas and if done correctly you’ll be successful.

As always if you have a pest problem you can’t handle, please call 1-888-879-6481. We’d be glad to help.