Flea infestation can be a source of major frustration for a homeowner. Fleas make it very uncomfortable to stay in a house. The bites alone can not let anyone sleep. This is why it is important to get rid of them as soon as you can. The minute you suspect that you have fleas in your house, you have to find a way to eliminate them. Here are a few ways you can consider.
Keep Pets Clean
If you have a pet in the house, chances are that that is the source of the fleas. When you have established that your pet has fleas, you can apply the necessarily measures. The most important thing is to make sure your pet is thoroughly cleaned. You may need special cleaning products for that.
An Even Cleaner House
Your pet might have brought in the fleas but it likely that the majority are living right inside your house and not on your pet. Cleaning your house carefully will get rid of them. You must make sure that you vacuum clean your carpets. Fleas use carpets as living and breeding areas. The air will suck them in when vacuuming.
You can find insecticides that are designed to kill fleas. There is no shortage of those in the market. Insecticides with IGR are recommended. IGR is like birth control for the fleas. With this, fleas can not grow into maturity so you wouldn’t have to worry about flea eggs.
Always make sure that you clean your back yard too. If you have one, it is highly probable that it is flea infested. Clean the yard especially areas where your pets usually spend time. Concentrate on the areas that do not get too much light.
Flea bombs are more convenient than common insecticides. With insect ides, you can not guarantee that every part of your house will get exposed. With a flea bomb though, it takes time to circulate in the house.