If you ask pet owners what their biggest fear is, many of them will say fleas. No one wants to deal with these pests in their home. Not only do they make your dog or cat extremely uncomfortable, but they can bite you as well. They carry disgusting diseases and can be a terrible nuisance to get rid of it. There are several things you can do to get rid of fleas if you catch the problem early enough. If you find yourself dealing with the dreaded, here are a few things you can do:
#1. Before you do anything else, vacuum your carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture. This will not only get rid of adult fleas, but also their eggs and larvae as well. The larvae feed on adult flea feces and other organic matter, which collects in things like carpets and rugs (gross!). Removing this source of food is an important step in stopping a new generation of fleas from surviving.
#2. After you vacuum, empty your vacuum cleaner very carefully away from your home. Because the fleas will still be alive even after being sucked up, simply dumping them out in your kitchen trash can will just move them to another room.
#3. Don’t forget about your pet! Groom your pet or pets regularly with a flea comb and wash their beds every week. You may also take them to the vet to get drops.
#4. Call in a professional pest elimination service. Fleas are pests just like termites or rats, and can be handled in the same manner.
Pets can pick up fleas from other animals or places and give them a ride home. Once they arrive, you’ll want to get rid of them fast. Contact Jose's Bug-a-Bug Pest & Termite Elimination today about your flea problem by calling 954-436-8526 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t go another day scratching bites!