Dealing with Fleas and Dust Mites
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by Jason Neale
Two of the more common house pests are fleas and dust mites. These minuscule creatures are also very challenging to control because they are hard to detect at first. Once they reach a huge number, they start becoming a nuisance to the residents of the house. Their bites can be irritating, and in some people, might cause allergic reactions. One obvious sign that your home could be suffering from a flea and dust mite infestation is constant itching whenever you come in contact with carpets and beddings. If you have a dog, that could be the vector for the flea infestation.
Every kind of pests requires a methodical approach to make sure that all areas are covered and freed of the pest larvae and eggs. Be sure to clean your pet dog with a medicated shampoo for killing fleas. Apply some flea powder onto your pet to kill any flea larvae and eggs. Dust mites are a bit difficult to see as they are smaller than the regular pests. But just like fleas, dust mites typically thrive in carpets, so it would be best to have a professional pest removal company take care of the pests and carpets.
Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control
Carpets need to be thoroughly vacuumed to remove pests residing in them. Any other fabric such as upholstery that have the presence of fleas and mites must be vacuum cleaned as well. A vacuum cleaner with powerful suctioning ability is ideal for use in this type of situation to suck out all the pests inside the fabrics. The vacuumed dirt must be put in a sealed plastic bag and discarded right away. Wash all linens and beddings in hot water before calling a pest removal service to help remove the rest of the pests as well as their larvae and eggs.
A licensed pest control service would know just how to eliminate these pests from your home. Environmentally safe solutions must be used to treat pest infected areas. Using such treatments would ensure the safety of the residents of the house. The pest control company would be responsible in finding hidden pests in cracks and crevices of the house. They would have to put a solution onto the possible hiding places of pests to keep them away from the premises for months.
Fleas and dust mites can be very annoying pests infesting your home. They cannot be eliminated with simple cleaning and insecticide application. All possible fabrics, cracks and crevices in the home must be checked, cleaned and treated to remove all pests. The pest removal has to be thorough enough to ensure that no larvae or eggs are left behind.