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Fleas and Ticks

How to Get Rid of Fleas

1. Get Your Home Inspected
Most people's skin crawls at the very thought of fleas in their homes or places of business, but it can happen for no fault of your own. Your pets may have picked up these fleas from other animals or places and then transported them home. Additionally, if a guest brings an animal that is afflicted to your home, you may experience a flea problem. Once they come, you'll want to get rid of them quickly to avoid having a nightmare itch.

Due to their tendency of hiding deep beneath carpets, furniture, and other areas like your pet's shelter, flea eggs and larvae can be very difficult to discover, making it very difficult to entirely eradicate fleas on your own. You may have seen an adult flea feasting on your cat, but what about the fleas that are still developing? The precise quantity of fleas living in your home may surprise you. Fleas can bite you and the people you care for, but early discovery of the condition can assist to dramatically limit the risks.

Examining your home thoroughly is the first step in properly getting rid of fleas, especially in areas like carpets, furniture, and floorboard gaps. A expert examination can assist identify the flea issue and guarantee that the best solution is implemented.

2. Choose Your Method

DIY or Professional?

An insect known as a flea is capable of being incredibly small and nearly undetectable to the naked eye, especially when it has not yet matured into an adult flea. Once a flea population has established itself, it can be very difficult to eradicate a severe flea infestation in a building.

Here are some potential concerns you should be aware of with various DIY remedies, such as flea spray, that may seem to be able to provide immediate relief for your flea problem:
  • Root cause of the problem may not be treated - It might keep fleas away for a short while, but it won't totally get rid of them from your house or place of business.
  • Safety risk - You, your family, and your employees are at an increased risk of physical and health dangers due to improper spray application and aerosol spray inhalation.
  • Risk of spreading the infestation - If the underlying source of the flea infestation is not addressed, it could get worse because the infection can spread at any time and lead to a serious infestation.
  • Effectiveness not guaranteed - Some flea sprays may not even work because of factors like their poor chemical composition.

When it comes to getting rid of fleas in the long run, you are advised to only seek for professional help because they:
  • Knowing the types and behaviours of fleas will help you locate an infestation and manage it.
  • Apply only chemicals that are safe and approved to protect the wellbeing of you, your family, and your coworkers.
  • Reduce the likelihood of a flea infestation expanding by taking a proactive approach to managing an infestation.
  • Execute the appropriate flea treatment following a careful examination of your flea problem.
  • Provide knowledgeable advice to help you more effectively avoid fleas.

Finding a local, knowledgeable pest controller who specialises in flea management is all that is necessary to take advantage of the professional option. Service experts who have undergone training are better equipped to deal with fleas and guarantee that the appropriate amount of treatment is used to completely remove the infestation.

Practical DIY Flea Solution

There are a few doable solutions that you can try if you choose to manage a flea infestation on your own.

How to reduce your chance of contracting fleas:
  • Thoroughly vacuum the carpets, furniture, floorboard fissures, and upholstered furniture before you do anything else. In addition to killing adult fleas, this will also kill their eggs and larvae. The larvae consume organic waste that accumulates in items like carpets and rugs, including adult flea faeces. Eliminating this food source is a crucial action.
  • The fleas in your vacuum cleaner will still be alive, so empty it carefully and move it away from the house.
  • Use a flea comb to frequently groom your pets, and wash their beds once a week (preferably at 60 degrees or above).
  • Consult your veterinarian if your pet is biting or scratching its fur. They can suggest the top powders or sprays to use on your pet to cure fleas and ticks.
  • Put collars that repel fleas and ticks on your pets to further protect them from these pesky insects.

Benefits of a Professional Flea Control Service

If you are unable to permanently eradicate your flea problem, it can be very irritating. This tiny, unsettling bug will continue to reproduce swiftly, depositing 4–8 eggs after each blood meal, and it will continue to inflict great suffering and agony on the people or animals it feeds on.

Through a more efficient and secure treatment strategy for your home or commercial facility, you can guarantee complete removal of these fleas by collaborating closely with a pest control specialist.

Our pest control specialists at HITOTSU have a thorough awareness of the many flea species and their habits, as well as local expertise. In addition to making recommendations that will help you get rid of the flea infestation and give you peace of mind, they are capable of implementing the proper flea control measures.

How to Keep Fleas Away

Infestations of fleas and ticks are most commonly brought on by pets like dogs and cats. The prevention of fleas and ticks on dogs and cats is something that pet owners should take seriously. Here are some preventative measures you can take to keep fleas and ticks away in your home or place of business:
  • Regularly vacuum.
  • Weekly pet bedding washings should be done at a temperature above 60°C.
  • When your pets are outside, they can easily pick up fleas from other animals like birds and rodents and bring them inside, so inspect them frequently with flea combs.
  • Larvae consume the organic material in carpets, beds, and furniture as food. To prevent fleas, you should strive to eliminate any potential feeding source.
  • When moving into a new house, carefully check the carpets and flooring for eggs or "flea filth." Your arrival could be greeted by flea larvae if the previous owners had pets.

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