A home flea treatment is not as easy as one would think. The typical person that has fleas usually just buys a flea bomb and fills the house with pesticides. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more to it than that.
The best home flea treatment starts with proper preparation. This step is critical because without it the likelihood of success is slim. The preparation process is actually easy:
- Empty closets
- Vacuum to stimulate pupa to hatch
- Wash pet bedding as well as regular bed sheets
- Remove birds and fish from the home
The second preparatory step is to be sure that the animals are treated for fleas and that you are out of the home for at least 4-5 hours after a treatment or until all flooring is dry.
The next step to a home flea treatment is actually killing the fleas. For this the best method is to make a direct application to the floor with a labeled pesticide and insect growth regulator.
When doing a home flea treatment it’s best to treat the entire home top to bottom. The reason is that not only your pet, but also you may have brought fleas to other areas of the home. When you have fleas being thorough is the name of the game.
After the treatment you should continue the vacuuming cycle for 1-2 weeks every other day. The vacuuming will stimulate the pupa to hatch and pick up live fleas.
Many people call the office after failed home treatments. The reasons are many, but the 2 most common are poor or incomplete prep and cats.
The incomplete prep is obvious, but what’s so special about cats? Think about it; where can a cat go that a dog cannot? I’m certain that your cat goes in window frames, hides in the storage in the basement, sleeps under the bed etc. All these areas need to be attended to, no matter how difficult.
Flea control is difficult. If you need to get rid of fleas call a professional like Envirocare Pest Control. We’ve been getting rid of fleas for over 20 years and can do the job right the first time.
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