To control fleas, you must stop them from reproducing. Carpets, pet bedding, furniture, and other indoor areas where your pet spends much time will contain the highest number of developing fleas. Frequent vacuuming of these areas (throw the vacuum cleaner bag away afterwards) and frequent washing of your pet’s bedding can greatly reduce the number of developing fleas inside your home.
Fleas also develop in shady, protected outdoor areas. These outdoor spots can easily be identified as the places where your pet likes to rest and relax. Remember, if your pet does not feel comfortable spending time in a particular area, then neither will fleas. Pets and fleas typically like the same locations.
Steps to Take
Both indoor and outdoor areas can be sprayed with insecticides to eliminate fleas, if necessary. Treatment of your home or yard is best performed by a trained pest control expert, but if you want to do it yourself, consult with us as to which flea products will break the flea life cycle in the environment.
Most flea problems can be managed by treating and preventing fleas on your pet. It is important to keep in mind that flea problems may be different from pet to pet or between households, and each problem may require a special method of control.
Ask us for advice on your specific situation. Your veterinarian can recommend safe and effective products for controlling fleas and can determine exactly what you need. Your veterinarian can also determine whether you should consult with a pest control specialist about treating your home and yard.