Managing flea infestations can be a daunting task, especially when you own pets who become host to fleas. However, fleas can be effectively controlled by proper sanitisation of the environment and by looking after your pet’s hygiene. Flea treatment on pets should be undertaken whenever necessary and the presence of other animals that are potential carriers of fleas should be taken into consideration.
Taking Care of Your Pets
Flea infestation mostly start from your pets, which is why it is important to keep them well-groomed. In case of infestation, pets should be treated, but only under supervision. You can visit your vet to have them treated or ask for advice on steps you should undertake for flea prevention and control for your pets.
Non-chemical Methods for Flea Control
Maintaining a clean surrounding is key to avoiding fleas from taking over your property. Adult female fleas lay eggs after a blood meal from its host, laying about 20 eggs per day. The eggs are spread around your property as they fall off from your pet’s fur. This can speed up the infestation in your home.
As a preventive measure, your pet should be regularly bathed and checked or treated for flea infestation. Regularly cleaning your property, including furniture and other household items, will lessen the likelihood of infestations. Areas where your pets lounge, such as the couch, carpet and the pet bed should be vacuumed or steam-cleaned for the removal of eggs and adult fleas.
You may also limit the areas where your pets can stay to avoid the spreading of fleas all over your place. Pets should be kept away from subfloors and other areas that provide ideal conditions for flea-breeding.
You should also inspect your property for rats and remove them from the property when addressing flea problems.
Flea Control Using Chemical Treatment
If you are having a difficult time dealing with fleas in your home, our technicians from Termex Pest Management can help you handle the problem. A thorough inspection of your property will be undertaken to identify the extent of the infestation. The most effective method we recommend for getting rid of these pests is the use of insecticides through surface spraying, although this can vary depending on the specific conditions of your property.
With surface spraying, insecticides that come in the form of wettable powders or suspension concentrates are being sprayed on the infested areas. It is advised that the areas where the chemical is to be applied is cleaned or vacuumed to ensure the efficiency of this technique. Clearing up or spraying of insecticide in the contents of the vacuum cleaner can avoid reinfestation in your property.
If the habitats of the fleas are not easily accessible or spraying poses a hazard, dusting method can be employed. Our team from Termex will ensure that the flea control solution we provide is tailored to your needs; that it is both safe and effective.