Pest infestation in the home is a major problem of a household. Pests, particularly fleas can be harmful not only to the family but also their pests. Knowing how to get rid of fleas in house is essential, especially if you have pets. Fleas are bloodsucking insects that can really harm households’ pests. This kind of pests is easily passed on from a pest infested with fleas to another pet. Fleas can easily hop on from a pet to another pet, particularly to dog pets. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of fleas in house.
How to know if your home is infested with fleas
There are many indicators of fleas in the house. Checking if your house is infested with fleas is simple. If you have been observing your pets particularly your dogs to be frequently scratching, this can be a sign that fleas are already crawling in your pets’ hair. Your house can easily be infested with fleas if one of your pet already obtained fleas. Thus, preventing your household pets to have fleas infested in them is the best way in preventing flea infestation. Add up to this is the regular cleaning of your home.
How to get rid of fleas in house
The first step in getting rid of fleas in the house is doing a general cleaning of it. Clean the whole of your house, starting from the inside. Do an excessive cleaning to the corners of your home as fleas most frequently inhabit the part of the house that is not reach by sunlight. Fleas multiply in the humid part of the house. Thus, its infestation can actually be seasonal. Vacuum all parts of your house. One must actually regularly vacuum the entire household. To entirely remove the fleas, put baking soda on the area infested by fleas and also the area you will vacuum before vacuuming it. Make sure that the pets are not around while you are cleaning and vacuuming.
Wash all your beddings, bed sheets, pillow covers, etc. Also wash your pet’s beddings separately. You can also put the beddings in the hot dryer for at least 15 minutes to further kill the fleas particularly the larvae. After cleaning the inside of your home, you must also clean your pets. Give them a bath with the use of shampoo the get rids of fleas. There are herbal solutions and home remedies for this. However, make sure first that your pet is not sensitive to the chemical or solution that you will be using to rid the fleas.
After cleaning the inside of your house and your pets, you can also clean the surroundings of your home. You can clean your yard and cut the growing bushes and plants surrounding your home. Regularly mow your lawn. Purchasing flea control spray can also be helpful. Spray along the area surrounding your home. One can also use the fogging method. For households in the humid part of the country, if the temperature rises up, one should consider keeping their home cold particularly when they are away. Fleas can’t survive a very cold environment. Thus, its infestation can be prevented.
With the above steps, you know how to get rid of fleas in house. Take action and gain control over your home.
Originally posted 2015-01-14 07:31:05.