Your pet might have gotten fleas while outside in the yard, on a walk or if you have recently boarded them at the vet or a pet hotel. If your pet brings fleas inside your home, you can have a significant problem on your hands before you know it. Fleas are tiny parasites that live by ingesting blood from their host – most often a pet. Fleas can carry diseases and multiply quickly, and in just a matter of days, you can have an infestation in your home. Here are some tips for how to get rid of fleas if they have gotten in your home:
- Treat your pet(s): While this alone may not solve the flea problem, you want to get all of the fleas off of your pet for their health and safety. If you suspect a flea problem in your home, you should treat all of your pets, even ones that do not go outdoors. Once fleas are inside, they will jump onto any animal (or human) that is nearby. Flea protection is usually applied monthly and can help prevent fleas from multiplying on your pet.
- Clean your home: Once fleas come inside, they multiply quickly, and you will need to complete a thorough cleaning of your home. This means washing linens, couch cushions, rugs, blankets, clothing, pet bedding and other items that come into contact with the floor. Use your vacuum, move furniture and clean repeatedly. Get underneath beds and furniture and pay special attention to areas
- Treat your home: When you are dealing with a potential flea infestation, it is generally recommended that you work with a professional exterminator to ensure that all fleas have been eliminated and that your home is safe again for your pets, children and family. Unfortunately, treating your pet and cleaning your home is usually not enough. EcoTech is a local pest control company that has experience dealing with a flea infestation. We can treat your entire home as well as your yard and treat the area so that fleas are unable to reproduce. We can help you solve your flea problem once and for all and use more natural solutions that are safe for your pets, children and family members.
Flea problems can happen any time of year. EcoTech is open and able to resolve your pest problem anytime, day or night. For more information, call us at one of the following numbers:
(763) 785-1414 • (612) 237-8282 • (952) 881-6662 • (651) 260-7378.