As any dog or cat owner knows, fleas can be an absolute nightmare to deal with. They make your pets itchy and uncomfortable, they can spread disease to you and your family, and their eggs can stick around in the environment long after you think the problem has been solved, meaning that if you don’t take care of them right away, the situation may come back again months or years later. If you have fleas in your home or on your pets and want to get rid of them as quickly as possible, there are some things you can do to get the job done effectively.
Understanding the flea lifecycle
So, how do you get rid of fleas in your home? You have to understand their lifecycle. Once you know how they live and breed, it’s a whole lot easier to work out how best to control them. Here’s a quick rundown. Adult fleas suck blood from pets and people; baby fleas hatch from eggs laid by adult fleas; baby fleas then turn into pupae (small cocoons) before emerging as adults. The cycle starts again—and that’s why treatment needs to address every stage of their development. Be sure to treat pets and areas where animals spend time (carpets, rugs, bedding), regularly vacuuming carpets or washing bedding in hot water between treatments.
How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Your House
Before you start treating fleas, take a walk around your house to check for other signs of infestation. While it’s relatively uncommon for rodents or insects like ants or termites to live with fleas, it is possible that your home is inhabited by another type of pest. It’s easier (and cheaper) to treat an infestation before it gets out of hand! Plus, having a clean house will make all areas less attractive for fleas. If you don’t have any pets but find a nest of cockroaches under your kitchen sink, I would recommend contacting an exterminator immediately! If there are no larger pests—or if they’re well under control—it might be time to attack those fleas! To kill adult fleas, use household insecticides such as diatomaceous earth; if roaches are still lurking about, consider mixing boric acid into water and spraying it along baseboards and crevices. However, sometimes even killing adults isn’t enough to banish fleas from your carpets. If you vacuum frequently—and change bags when needed—you shouldn’t get new adults emerging from eggs after treatment. But their larvae might remain dormant in deep carpet fibers for years without emerging. When petting treated animals or ruffling treated carpets, these larvae can jump onto skin and bite repeatedly throughout the day, causing serious irritation while they feed!
In most situations, if you find yourself with a bad flea infestation it is best to contact a professional pest control company. Professionals can ensure the job is done right guaranteed so that you’re not wasting your money and time on supermarket products or home remedies. For pest control in Maryborough, Ivey’s Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control offer a wide range of pest control options at competitive prices. Contact us today!
Tips For Treating Pets
The best way to tackle fleas in the house is to make sure your pets aren’t bringing any in with them. Be sure to contact your veterinarian if you notice any symptoms of fleas or ticks. Some pets even have flea allergies so it’s important to get this looked at straight away.
There are many products that can get rid of fleas including flea treatments and shampoos. Some of these are less effective depending on your situation so make sure you talk to your vet about the best option for you and your pet.
Advice For Keeping Pests Away
The most common fleas are cat fleas (which often live outdoors), dog fleas (which also infest pets), and human fleas. To get rid of any type, there are a few steps you can take to discourage them from taking up residence: First, clean up your home thoroughly by doing a thorough cleaning. Vacuum every corner, especially around carpets; be sure to change vacuum bags regularly as well. Since these pests typically live in animal nests or sleep outside, cover their food and water dishes with screens, or keep animals inside at night. Even if you have an outdoor pet, they can still pick up fleas while roaming outside during the day. If an animal is already affected by fleas, make sure they have been treated before trying to clean your home—doing so will only spread parasites further. Finally, don’t forget to check yourself for parasites! Human fleas, which come out at night, tend to stay closer to areas where people sleep. Make sure you check your clothes and shoes for signs of infestation before putting them back on again. Since these insects carry disease, it’s always best to treat them quickly rather than letting an infestation linger. Not getting rid of household pests quickly enough could result in serious consequences later.
End of lease requirements for fleas
It is usually required that you have a comprehensive pest control treatment at the end of your lease. This includes treatments for fleas as well as common pests such as spiders, cockroaches and ants.
If you need an end-of-lease flea or pest control treatment don’t hesitate to contact us today. Here at Ivey’s Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control, we offer many different pest control solutions to suit your every need. We are a local family business servicing the entire Fraser Coast region, including Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Tiaro and surrounds. Contact us on 0428 420 667 or fill out our form here for a FREE quote. We offer discounts when services are bundled together.