3 Ways To Get Rid Of Fleas

Posted on: 2 September 2017

If you walk into your new house and have a flea jump on you, you may not think much of it. After all, it's only one little flea. The problem is, though, that if you see one, you probably have hundreds. Fleas are sneaky, and they often stay hidden until their preferred food source walks by. That's not you, that's your cat or dog. Fleas will lay eggs in your carpet, which can hatch even if you've gotten rid of all the adult fleas. So, what can you do if you have seen a flea?

Treat Your Pet

One thing you need to do is to treat your pet. You want to do what you can to make sure that the fleas can't get a toehold. If you have an untreated pet, the fleas can start multiplying quickly, and then it's harder to get rid of them. If you use a topical treatment that you can put on their neck, that will last for a month and can help to kill the fleas and keep them from laying eggs. Treating your pets is pretty quick and easy, but it will keep your pets more comfortable. 

Vacuum Your Carpets

You want to make sure that you thoroughly vacuum your carpets. You can do things like putting baking soda or finely ground salt on your carpet and let it sit there for a day or so before you vacuum the carpets. That will help kill off the fleas that are living your carpet and may get rid of some of the eggs as well. Once you have spent the time to thoroughly vacuum the carpets, empty the vacuum out, and take the trash outside. That way you don't have to worry about any flea eggs hatching in your house. 

Call the Professionals

If you try everything else out and it doesn't work, you can always call in the professionals, such as from Be There Pest Control. They can come in and spray your house for you. If you do call the professionals, you will need to make sure that you, your family, and your pets are out of the house for the day. That way the professionals can be very thorough while they are spraying. 

If you walk into your new house and find out that you have fleas, there are things that you can do to get rid of them. The longer you take to deal with them, the harder it will be to get rid of them.