How to Get Rid of Fleas

If you’re concerned about an infestation of fleas in your home, and you’re not sure what to do, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place to learn how to get rid of fleas in your home quickly and safely. We’ll talk about what causes fleas, so you know why they bother you so much and how to eliminate them once and for all. Let’s get started!

1) Vacuum Often

Vacuuming your carpet regularly is one of the most effective flea removal methods. The sucking power vacuums have helps to suck up these tiny creatures, which are about 1/16th inch long, so you can get rid of them before they lay eggs. Vacuum often during flea season and watch for little black specks in your vacuum bag. Those are fleas! To ensure maximum effectiveness, put your vacuum bag in a plastic garbage bag so you can properly seal it and throw it out without letting any fleas escape back into your home. Vacuum couches and chairs once weekly; use an attachment on hardwood floors so as not to scratch surfaces. When vacuuming upholstery or carpeting, also take care to vacuum along baseboards so as not to miss any signs of fleas. 

If you can’t get fleas in your home under control, it’s time to contact your local pest control in Maryborough. Ivey’s Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control offer a range of pest control services including flea treatments and end-of-lease flea treatments. Contact us today on 0428 420 667 or fill in our quote form for a FREE quote. 

2) Keep Pets Indoors

The best way to get rid of fleas is not to get them in your home in the first place. To prevent an infestation, keep pets inside. If you have a pet, vacuum frequently and thoroughly—especially before bedtime—and dispose of both animal hair and dust bags. Frequently check for fleas on pets as well, by examining ears and skin folds as well as combing through their fur with a comb or other fine-toothed comb. If your pet must be outside, consider keeping your grass short. This gives fleas one less place to hide. 

3) Treat your pets for fleas

Regularly treat your pet with topical flea control products designed for dogs or cats. Many contain ingredients, such as fipronil and imidacloprid, that kill adult fleas but are safe for use on pets—though never apply these products directly to a cat’s face. Talk to your veterinarian about recommendations based on the animal’s age and weight; some medications require a prescription from a vet. For indoor areas, use sprays containing synthetic pyrethroids or spinosad instead of harsher pesticides when killing these pesky pests in hard-to-reach places. It may take several weeks for fleas in your home to die off completely. If you’re still having problems with fleas, or your flea infestation is too major, contact your local Maryborough pest control service. 

4) Frequently wash any bedding (pet and human) and toys 

Fleas are a common problem that many pet owners struggle with. They don’t just live on your pets, either – they can also live in your home or business establishment if you own one, making them hard to deal with at times. Make sure to launder any bedding used by pets weekly at high temperatures to kill any larvae that may hatch into new adult fleas while indoors. Consider using flea repellents on furniture (commercial products are readily available). Wash all bedding frequently (including human bedding) and clean carpets at least once per year. Throw out mattresses if they are full of bugs or mold; make sure all secondhand furniture has been well-cleaned or inspected for bedbugs or other pests. 

5) Make sure you get frequent pest control services

If you’re dealing with fleas, you’ll want to make sure your property is regularly visited by a pest control company. Not only will these professionals rid your home of fleas, but they can also help determine why it became infested in the first place.

At Ivey’s Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control, we offer a range of pest control services to suit your needs in the Fraser Coast region. We service Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Tiaro, Burrum Heads and all in between. To learn more about our pest control services, call us today on 0428 420 667 or fill in our quote form here