Flea Control – How to Get Rid of Fleas
Flea control is the careful process of removing and exterminating fleas from a home.
You do not need pets to experience a frustrating flea problem in your home that could harm your health. However, if you do have cats, dogs or other animals in your home, then the chances are even greater that you could be living with these bacteria-carrying pests and not even realize it.
Even if you use any of the popular flea repellent treatments on your pets, this does not guarantee that they (or you) will not be infested. Fleas can easily be carried into your home through several other means, including other animals such as raccoons or stray cats that may live under porches or around your house.
If you believe you might have an infestation, it's always best to call a flea control professional who has the experience and equipment to resolve the problem fast. There are, however, a few things you can do to lessen the chance of getting these pests and potentially reduce the population of fleas in your home before your exterminator arrives.
Do-It-Yourself Flea Control
While you probably won't be able to get rid of all fleas yourself without the help of an expert, you can take several preventative measures to reduce the chance of infestation.
Here are a few basic flea control tips that are very easy and quick to implement:
- Keep your home clean
Keep in mind that fleas do not fly – they jump from one spot to another, which means that they are often on the floor and hidden in rugs. Simply vacuuming your home on a regular basis is one of the best steps you can take to avoid having a flea problem.
Keep your home clean, inside and out. Remove or cover any garbage outside that may be attracting animals that are carrying fleas.
- Have pets? Use flea medication
While tick and flea medications for pets aren't guaranteed to be 100% effective, they can significantly reduce the chances of a problem arising. Use these treatments once a month, or per the manufacturer's instructions, and it will be less likely that you'll have a problem.
Also, remember to keep your dogs leashed, so that it's less likely they'll wander into flea-infested areas. Bathe your pets regularly and take them to a veterinarian at least once a year.
- Avoid aerosol “bombs”
The aerosol “bombs” found in stores are typically an ineffective method of flea control. Generally, these products will not kill all the fleas, and the chemicals in the product may also be very unsafe for your health, and the health of your kids and pets.
Professional flea control
If you have a flea problem, call the experts at Bee Safe Pest Control immediately. We'll put you in touch with a skilled exterminator in your area with extensive experience in flea removal.
Our specialists are highly knowledgeable and will control the situation right away, and help make sure that future infestations are prevented too. In addition to fleas, our experts specialize in a wide variety of pests, including mice, rats, bees, bed bugs, termite and much more.
Call us at (888) 420-7540 for fast, professional help with your flea problem!