Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with a flea infestation. While it may take some effort, you can rid your home of these troublesome insects once and for all, particularly when you get help from a trustworthy pest control company. Here are a few things that you need to know about flea treatment that will help you expel this aggravating insect from your home for good.
Identifying the Source
As with most pest infestations, the key to getting rid of fleas is identifying how they managed to infiltrate your home. Generally, flea infestations are caused by your pets, who pick up these nuisance insects and then bring them into your home.
Before you address the fleas that are already in your home, you need to treat your pets so that you can prevent additional infestations. After you notice fleas in your home and on your pet, take your animal to the veterinarian’s office for treatment. Your vet should be able to prescribe a medicine that will kill the fleas on your pet and keep new fleas from attacking them.
Addressing Your Home
Once you’ve made sure that your pet will not re-infest your home with fleas, you can prepare your home for cleaning. While a flea control professional will do the actual cleaning, there are a few things that you need to do to get your home ready for the flea removal process.
First and foremost, you need to remove stray items from your carpet so that it is as clear as possible. Your flea removal professionals needs to be able to clean every inch of carpet, which they will be unable to do if there are shoes, clothes, or other items on the floor. If you are able, you should also move any furniture that may be in the way of your pest control professionals. When furniture isn’t flush to the floor, fleas can easily infest the carpet underneath.
If you make it easier for your pest team to clean your home, you will make your flea removal more successful.
After the Job is Done
To make sure you and your family are safe, you will need to wait several hours after your carpets have been cleaned before returning to your home. However, once you pest professionals gives you the go ahead to return home, there are still a few things you need to do.
Wash your pet’s bowls and bedding to make sure they are not exposed to any of the chemicals used to kill the fleas. If the flea infestation was particularly severe, you should consider destroying your old pet bedding. You should also vacuum the non-carpeted surfaces in your home so you can be certain there are no flea eggs that may hatch and cause another infestation.
Help with Fleas
If you’re ready to schedule flea treatment for your home, you need to contact Gilstrap Exterminating. We have years of flea control experience, and can help you get rid of these frustrating pests.