Yes, you can completely get rid of fleas from your home and pet. The key to getting rid of fleas is to start with an integrated approach: controlling the flea infestation in your home and on your pet.
In order to effectively banish the pesky pests, start by washing any pet bedding or other fabric materials that could be hosting eggs or larvae. Vacuum carpets, furniture and anywhere else you may suspect fleas are hiding. To kill any remaining fleas lurking around your home, use an insecticide approved for indoor use to fog areas where fleas might hide. Make sure these products don’t have an expiration date as they won’t work if they do. Store-bought sprays and foggers are also effective against adult fleas in the home, but should not be used on pets due to safety concerns.
To take care of the existing problem on your pet, talk to a veterinarian about products designed specifically for this purpose. They may recommend prescription or over-the-counter medications that can help get rid of fleas quickly and effectively. These may include topical treatments like toxic dusts or shampoos that can get rid of both adult and larval stages of the parasite. Additionally, ask about preventive measures you can take to keep fleas away for good such as all-natural collars often made up of essential seresto-collar oils, which are safe for both pets and humans alike.
Finally, consider regularly treating outdoor areas like patios or decks with natural repellents like cedar chips or rosemary oil spray in order to repel new generations of pest from finding their way into your home again in the future. Be diligent with monitoring your pet’s health as well since it’s likely he will end up bringing them back periodically if not kept under close watch!
Vacuum carpets, furniture and pet bedding
Vacuuming is a very effective way to get rid of fleas in your home. Vacuum carpets, furniture and pet bedding as often as possible to reduce the flea population in your home. Make sure that you empty the vacuum bag when you’re finished each time so that the eggs and larvae don’t hatch into more fleas.
Flea larvae can’t survive in high temperatures, so be sure to keep the vacuum temperature as high as you can while vacuuming – this will help to kill off any eggs or larvae inside. Pay extra attention to corners, seams and cracks in carpets where fleas like to hide.
You should also clean hard surfaces such as floors and countertops with steam or a strong solution of hot water and soap. This will help reduce the number of fleas even further and make it harder for them to hide from your vacuum cleaner!
Wash the pets’ bedding and toys regularly
One of the best ways to fight fleas and reduce their presence is to make sure that you are washing your pets’ bedding and toys regularly. This means that if your pet has a bed, you should be washing it approximately once per week. Doing this helps remove adult fleas, eggs, and larvae from the material, which in turn reduces the number of fleas reproducing around your home.
Even for those without beds or blankets to wash, vacuuming all over the house is still important in order to remove any flea eggs or larvae that might have been left behind. That way, there’s an additional layer of protection working on your side. Additionally, make sure that you are also washing any stuffed animals, toys or other items your pets come into contact with weekly as well.
Treat the whole house with flea treatments
The most important part of getting rid of fleas is to treat your whole house. Fleas can hide in carpets, cracks, crevices, furniture and even in pet’s bedding. You need to make sure you get them all with flea treatments.
There are a few different methods that can be used to treat the entire house for fleas. One of the most popular is vacuum cleaning. Vacuuming not only removes fleas from the surface level, it also helps to suck up flea eggs and larvae, which are two of the life stages of a flea’s lifecycle.
Another popular method is using an insecticide like pyrethrins or permethrins, which can be applied by spraying carpets and furniture, or dusting places where adult fleas might live (such as baseboards and skirting boards). There are several products available on the market that contain these compounds, so check out your local garden center or DIY store for more information on how they can help you take care of your problem.
Inspect animals for fleas
Inspecting your animals for fleas is an essential part of getting rid of them. Both cats and dogs can be affected by fleas, so check both frequently for signs of flea activity. Fleas especially like hiding in the fur around the neck and haunches, but they can be anywhere on your pet’s body.
Check for live fleas by parting fur to look for small, dark spots that might be jumping insects. If you don’t see any live fleas, grab a fine-toothed comb and start combing through the fur looking for bits and pieces that might be small black or reddish brown specks (flea eggs) or even tiny dead ones (flea droppings).
If you find either eggs or adults, it’s important to treat your pet with effective flea control products and use ongoing preventive measures to ensure they stay gone!
Getting rid of fleas is a multi-step process that requires diligence and patience. If done correctly, you should be able to get rid of all the fleas in your home, allowing you to enjoy a pest-free environment again.