Flea infestations are not to be underestimated. They can not only cause discomfort to your pet but to everyone under the same roof. So if you see even the slightest sign that you may have fleas in your home, you should take measures immediately. If you are unsure of how to get rid of fleas, here are some ways.
Taking care of your pet
One of the main way fleas get into your home is through your pet. This is where proper grooming comes into place. You should wash your pet’s bedding regularly in hot water to kill fleas that are living in it. After taking care of the bedding, the next step is to remove the fleas found on your pet. Use a flea comb to comb out the fleas hiding in your pet’s fur. After combing them out, place them in hot soapy water to kill them. You may also consult a veterinarian for some flea control treatment.
Clean up your home
Pets are not the only place that fleas hide in, places such as carpets and cracks are good hiding places for fleas to breed in. By vacuuming these carpets and cracks you will not only remove the fleas from these places, but their larvae and eggs too. Make sure that you clean out your vacuum cleaner properly as the fleas may still be alive.
Even after performing all these measures, there might still be fleas hiding in places that you have missed out. We recommend hiring experts to deal with fleas infestation as they have the proper equipment to counter fleas.