Even if your home and your pet is clean and spotless, fleas can still be a problem.
How To Treat Fleas
- Treat your home and your pet if they have fleas. A flea can survive for months with a host.
- Keep your pets bedding clean and vacuum your home regularly. This will help to destroy the fleas at each stage of their life.
- Throw away the dust collected from your vacuum after each hoovering session.
- Give your pet a flea treatment that has been recommended for them. There are a lot of different products out there that may not be suitable for your pet, so get a vets advice.
- Regularly groom your pets with a flea comb to make sure all of the fleas and eggs have been removed.
Problems Fleas Can Cause
- Fleas will make you and your pet really uncomfortable and itchy.
- Pets and humans can be sensitive to flea saliva, which causes an allergic reaction.
- Fleas feed on your pets blood. If you have a young or frail animal they can die from the blood loss.
- If your pet eats a flea that has been infected with tapeworm, it then becomes the host to a whole new parasite. When you find out your pet has fleas you should treat them for worms also to be on the safe side.
- Fleas carry a whole host of diseases, which they will pass on to your pets.
Fleas are very tenacious and can be very bad for yours and your pets health. If you are serious about treating fleas, you need to take repeated action over a few months to really get rid of them. If the gentler solutions aren’t working, then it’s time to get serious.
Another way of getting rid of a flea infestation in your home is to call in the professional pest controllers. I periodically use Catch It Pest Control to treat my pets bedding and carpets for fleas. They always solve the problem of fleas in a few treatments, and also tend to stop infestations from happening again for long periods of time.