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by Jason Neale
Pets and Fleas
Fleas can easily get inside the house. This is especially true when you have pets with you and they spend a lot of time outdoors. Your pets may be bringing fleas into the house and the areas where they sleep are likely to be infested. There is no simple way to remove fleas from the home. The removal has to be thorough. A good way to ensure that they are completely removed from the premises is by hiring the help of a professional pest control Company.
Bathing Pets and Cleaning Furniture
The first step to eliminating fleas from the home is to treat your pets from fleas. Choose flea medications that are not going to pose any sort of harm to the health of your pets. Next, the beddings, carpets, upholstery and other fabrics where the pets may have visited should be cleaned. Check for other fabrics that may have been infested even though the pets have not come in contact with them. Fleas could have travelled to those places too. Beddings and other fabrics need to be washed in hot water to kill any fleas, larvae and flea eggs residing there. The carpets and upholstery have to be vacuum cleaned using a vacuum cleaner with powerful suction. Place the collected dirt in a sealable plastic bag and discard immediately far from the home.
Calling a Professional Pest Control Company
After this initial cleaning process, it would be good to call for help from a professional pest control company to ensure that that flea control measure would be effective and last long. A reputable pest control company would know just how to hunt down any remaining fleas that may be hiding in crevices of the walls or floors. They would be applying pest control solutions to kill the fleas without presenting harm to the health of the residents of the house. The pesticide needs to be effective enough to keep fleas out of the house for a long period of time.
To make sure that the house stays free from fleas, it has to be made unattractive to the pests. Keep the house always clean by regularly vacuum cleaning fabrics where fleas will likely reside. Put pet beddings away from carpeted areas. The pets will have to be kept clean and free from these parasites as well for their own good and for the good of the family. It pays to know the life cycle of pests such as fleas so as to know what attracts them and what turns them off. Fleas thrive in hot, humid weather such as during the summer months. They flourish most in areas where the pets feed and sleep, so these areas should be targeted with insecticide before calling for intervention of a pest control professional.