Managing Flea Infestation
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Flea Infestation Due to Pets
One big problem that home owners may face is pest infestation, and among the common pest problems is the annoying presence of fleas. Fleas are blood sucking parasites that dwell on household pets such as dogs and cats. A residence may be an easy target for flea infestation if the family have pets in the house. Before this flea problem gets worse, home owners should perform some pest control measures and should also learn how to keep the house free from fleas.
Fleas thrive on dogs, cats and other pets, and aside from feeding on their animal hosts, they typically prefer to bite babies and children. It is important to remove these parasites from the house to keep the children and pets safe from allergies and infections that fleas can cause. Fleas would dwell in carpets and furnishings, they can be distributed in any areas visited by the host animal. To fully remove these insects, it is best to vacuum clean such carpets and furnishings, using a vacuum cleaner with strong suctioning power. Totally removing fleas in the residence is a thorough process and if the infestation has gone to unmanageable proportion, a very good solution would be to get the help of a pest control company.
Advice on Dealing with Fleas
Fleas can reproduce so fast that completely eliminating them can also be an arduous task. Aside from the home furnishings, the pets themselves should be treated as well. Non-toxic solutions that can kill adult fleas and their eggs are ideal to use to ensure the safety of the pets. This treatment will not eradicate all the fleas in the home since they also dwell in other places that the animals have had contact with. The pets’ environment, including carpets and furnishings should also be cleaned completely using a vacuum. Frequent vacuuming of the furnishings would help eliminate these parasites. Make sure to immediately put the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic container and put it away from the house.
Linens, pet beddings and rugs should also be hot washed to kill fleas, may they be adult fleas, larvae or flea eggs. It would do good if pet beds are not placed on carpeted areas to avoid giving fleas additional places to hide. It is essential to prevent flea infestation by controlling the humidity of the home environment. Fleas thrive in humid conditions, and if humidity is kept to a minimum, they would not thrive. After taking all the necessary actions of cleaning the pets and the surroundings, contacting a pest control specialist would be good to completely eliminate the fleas in the home.
Totally controlling fleas will not be an easy task and will require some patience and thoroughness. Getting help from professionals may make this task a little easier.