Fleas In House - What Can I Do?
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Fleas In House   -   what Can I Do?

There are many ways fleas in the house can be treated, lets go through the different things you can do to get rid of the fleas in the house and keep them away.

Do you have pets?

If you have pets then they are most like the primary source bringing the fleas into your house. You will need to treat your pets for fleas and there are many different ways you can do this. You can use all natural products, chemical products or even home remedies. You can find a link for these products at the bottom of the page.

You will need to bathe your pets with flea shampoo and comb them with a flea comb to thoroughly remove fleas and their life stages from your pets. All of the areas of your home will also need to be treated for fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae and the pupa stages of the flea life cycle. Interrupting the flea life cycle is very important to kill the fleas and get them out of your home.

I just found fleas in the house, what can I do?

The first thing to do when you find fleas in your house is to vacuum! Vacuuming may seem to be very unimportant in the flea control but it's actually one of the best ways to get the fleas out of your house. When you vacuum you're getting rid of the adult fleas along with the flea eggs, larvae and pupa stages. This interrupts the flea life cycle which is very important to get rid of the fleas.

When you vacuum, you will need to get under furniture because the fleas eggs and other life stages hide in the dark warm spots of your home. The adult fleas are the ones that you can see on your pets or jumping on you to bite and feed on your blood. Adult fleas only make up 5% of the flea population that you're seeing in your home. The other 95% of the fleas are not noticeable to the human eye. These are the flea stages that you want to get out of your carpets and furniture by vacuuming.

Should I treat the yard for fleas?

Treating the outside areas of your home is also very important in your flea control. The fleas originated from the outside, so treating the areas around your home will be very beneficial for your flea control. There are many ways that you can control the fleas in your yard, natural flea predators is a great way to start. Understanding the fleas natural predators and introducing them into your yard can significantly reduce your flea population.

Getting rid of fleas is a process that does take some work on your part but if you take the time to complete the steps needed for effective flea control it will be well worth it. After you've removed the fleas from your home doing simple monthly maintenance to keep the fleas away will be all you need to do to continue having a flea free environment.


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