How To Get Rid Of Fleas
Wondering how to get rid of fleas? The best time to get rid of fleas is in the late spring, prior to them infesting your home. Adult fleas make up only 6% of the entire flea population. If you want to control an infestation, fleas must be dealt with at every stage of their life cycle.
How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Your Home
Mop, vacuum, dust, and sweep all areas where dogs and cats frequent. Most eggs are laid on your pets and fall off as it moves throughout the home. Every affected pet has to be treated with a product such as Frontline and removed from the home for 5-8 hours. You should also remove any pet birds from the home if you are using a liquid insecticide. You will need to cover or remove aquatic wildlife such as fish as well, and turn off the pump filter. It is recommended to keep covers on your shoes until all of the treated areas have been dry for 5-8 hours if you are using liquid type insecticide.
There are a few natural ways how to get rid of fleas as well. Salt is a common ingredient that can help get you get rid of fleas, especially if the fleas are in your carpet. How does salt work? Salt will dehydrate the fleas and dry them out. Simply spread finely ground salt on any effected area and leave it for 24-48 hours, then vacuum thoroughly to pick up the dead fleas and salt. You can also use the same method with Boric Acid although you have to be careful if you have pets or children. Boric Acid is low in toxicity. The same can be said about Diatomaceous earth.
We hope you have enjoyed our post about how to get rid of fleas! If you have a major infestation and you don’t feel comfortable tackling this issue yourself you can always call the professionals at OKC Pest Control. We are happy to help you with all of your pest problems!