Will Fleas Go Away on Their Own?

Are you battling a flea infestation in your home? If so, you might be wondering whether or not these blood-sucking parasites will go away without any additional action taken on your part. Most homeowners only want to use flea bombs and foggers as a last resort, fearing it could expose their family to potentially harmful toxins. So, will fleas go away on their own?

Unfortunately, most flea infestations will NOT go away on their own. Fleas have evolved over the course of millions of years to become one of nature’s most resilient pests. Once they’ve found a comfortable environment with a readily available source of food (YOU), they will likely remain here until action is taken against them. The problem of a flea infestation is compounded due to their ability to multiply in such a short period of time.

There are some cases in which a flea infestation may clear up on its own, such as seasonal changes. Fleas prefer hot, humid environments of 72 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer and a relative humidity of at least 50%. If the climate inside your home falls within this category, fleas may go away on their own. The cool winter season is usually a homeowner’s best shot at making a flea infestation go away on its own. As the temperature drops, so does indoor relative humidity, creating an environment that’s not preferable for fleas.

While there’s a chance of fleas going away on their own, most homeowners aren’t lucky enough for this to occur. If you’re struggling with a flea infestation, you should take immediate action to eradicate them. Postponing treatment will only allow their numbers to multiple, making it even more difficult to remove them from your home.

Thankfully, there are several different solutions available to treat a home for fleas. Taking a stroll down the flea medicine aisle at your local pet store will reveal dozens of different products, some of which are designed for use on dogs and cats, whereas others are intended for use on carpet and upholstery. And even if you don’t want to use these chemical-based products, you can always opt for an all-natural solution to remedy your flea problem. Be sure to check out some of our previous blog posts here at FleaBitesonHuman.com for more information on how to eradicate fleas.

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Jan 21, 2015 @ 13:29