Whether or not you are a pet owner, you may one day have to deal with fleas. Rodents and other pests that enter your home can bring fleas in. Fleas are an annoyance for both humans and pets. And in many cases, fleas can carry disease. Naturally, you will want to do everything you can to avoid a flea infestation. However, if your home or building already has an issue with fleas, the team at Absolut Pest Control can help. We handle pest problems across Massachusetts. In the meantime; here are a few helpful tips to decreasing the chances of fleas showing up in your home.
Take Care Of Your Yard
Fleas and ticks will usually be found in tall grassy areas. Cutting your grass and spraying your yard can prevent ticks and fleas from latching on to your pets. Spray treatments designed for front and backyards have been proven effective at decreasing the risk of pest problems inside a home. If you decide to buy a flea yard spray make sure to follow the instruction and read warnings that may affect your children and your pets.
Take Care Of Your Pets
If you have outdoor pets you should make sure they are regularly cleaned and that they see a vet. Pay attention to your pet, if you notice that they are consistently itching an area of their body or biting at their fur, consider bringing them to a vet to find out what the issue. There are also a variety of flea treatments for pet fur; if your pet has fleas consider talking to a vet about these treatments. Make sure your pets are getting regular baths that help prevent insects from living in their fur.
Take Care Of Your Home
Fleas will often hide in carpets and upholstered furniture. Regular vacuuming and regularly changing your vacuum bags is a good way to prevent insects and fleas from infesting your home. Additionally, there are carpet sprays that you can use to treat your carpets and prevent flea infestation. Make sure to also wash bedding on a regular basis with warm or hot water.
Issues With Fleas? Give us a Call
If you notice fleas around your home and are dealing with an infestation, our team can help. We provide flea removal services throughout the Greater Boston area. Give us a call to set up an appointment, get a quote, or ask more about our flea removal services.
The root of any flea infestation usually comes from pets. While your dog or cat play and run around outside and play with other animals, fleas can easily latch onto them. It’s important that if you discover fleas on your pet, to take care of it as soon as possible.
Here are some helpful tips to avoid fleas from growing in your home;
- Vacuuming daily is essential because it will help capture any eggs, adults, larvae and pupae before they start to grow. Also remember to empty the bag every time your vacuum.
- Wash all clothing, bedding, blankets, towels and pet bedding weekly if you suspect fleas in your home.
- Make sure you give your dog or cat a bath regularly. Use safe flea shampoo on your pets and you should also double check with your veterinarian in taking !
- Before you let your pets run outside in the yard, make sure the area around your home is well maintained. Make sure there isn’ heavily shaded areas around your yard, fleas don’t really like areas with a lot of foot traffic or sunlight.
If you discover fleas in your home, your best solution is to contact a professional exterminator! Absolut Pest Control can take care of your flea problem, contact us at 978.388.4589 or fill out our contact form online!