[separator top=”-55″ bottom=”10″ style=””] We have all heard that stomach turning statement at some time.
The children calling out “there are fleas in the carpet” or “there are fleas jumping up my legs and biting me” are two most common calls.
The other thing these statements usually have in common is that you will hear them after an absence from the home.
You return from a few days or weeks away and walk into what has been a happily expanding colony in your absence.
Don’t beat yourself up about this one. It does not mean you are or are married to, a bad housewife or husband.
The truth is that these little critters can multiply extremely quickly and they are easily trekked in on the coats of your animals and even your own clothing.
So What Are Your Options?
Obviously, in a situation like the ones we have just recounted to you, you would call a professional exterminator such as Best 1 Cleaning and Pest Management to ensure that total eradication is conducted.
Often what DIYers using off the shelf products do not realise is that the entire cycle of a flea’s life can only be stopped in its tracks by a licensed exterminator.
This is due to our products being able to attack at all levels of the cycle, adult, pupae, and egg.
Helping Yourself – Avoidance and Prevention
The flip side of our coin in this industry is that we are also able to offer cleaning services and advice to our customers.
There are several things to you can do in your own home to protect yourself against this ever happening to you. The absolute number one best thing you can do is to vacuum and vacuum often.
A good vacuum cleaner will be your best friend as it removes all three of a flea’s embodiments – adult, larvae, and egg. Make sure you dispose of the vacuum contents responsibly.
Treat Your Pets
Just like worming the entire family and pets at the same time is recommended so it is the same with flea treatments.
There are many good products on the market designed to assist your pet in avoiding contact with fleas and ticks.
Treat Your Garden
Treating your garden or at the very least an outside barrier of your home to deter these pests is highly recommended.
These tips will help you avoid or prevent a return of any flea infestations.