If you’ve ever owned pets, like dogs or cats, you’ve likely dealt with fleas. This is a common issue and can be brought under control rather easily, if caught early. Fleas can spread quickly, and when they are seen inside your home, you need to take immediate action to avoid infestation. Fleas feed on blood and can be present not only on your pets, but yourself as well! It’s best to contact a pest control service such as EcoTech in the Twin Cities.
Treating Your Homes Exterior For Flea Infestation
It makes sense that the first line of defense is keeping fleas from being able to enter your home in the first place. There are things you can do to your yard that will help keep the flea population to a minimum. Keeping the grass mowed and the bushes trimmed are the easiest to complete and will minimize the hiding spots that fleas need to survive. A little harder to do is to keep wildlife off your property, as oftentimes, feral cats, possums, and raccoons introduce the fleas to your property from their bodies. You can begin to discourage this wildlife by not leaving out food or water dishes, sealing any crevices and openings on your home that may invite wild animals to seek warm shelter. Moving air and sunlight are nature’s flea killers!
Treating Your Home’s Interior From Flea Infestation
To ensure that you are completely getting rid of all signs of fleas in your home, you will need to clean extensively. Vacuuming in all the corners of the house is necessary, and if your vacuum has a bag, throw it out each time as fleas may be inside. Sweep and mop all hardwood or tiled floors. Wash all your pets’ bedding and toys in hot water.
Prevent Future Flea Infestations
The best way to prevent fleas is to continually give your pets a flea and tick treatment. If you live in an area that is known for a high flea population, consider putting flea collars on your pets whenever they go outside. Keep an eye out for any evidence that your pets have fleas (constant itching or nibbling), and the sight of tiny jumping insects are all indicators. Continue to keep your home as clean as possible and consider using flea spray in your home and yard.
At EcoTech, our flea control services are proven and will allow you to enjoy your home once again. Give our team a call 24/7 at (763) 785-1414 to set up a free consultation with one of our pest control experts.