Combating fleas can be well referred to as a never-ending battle. Well, why do we say that? The reason here is; fleas can be a real pain in the back especially when they attack your home and hold you captive. Getting rid of fleas can be a daunting task for you; yet doing it in the right way can be a great reward for you and your family.
It can be really humiliating when you have got guests at your home and all they do is keep complaining of flea bites. Can you picture that? When you have to get that kind of insult on your face? It is not just about your guests, but also about your own comfort.
Notice that fleas breed and multiply in a span of 12 days, which means that every day there are new fleas bred. Trying to eradicate them, therefore, calls for much patience, with you having to dedicate much time on it.
In homes, the first question you need to ask yourself is if you have got pets. Notice that fleas thrive in warm temperatures, so your pet could be a very good choice for the fleas. Your pet’s fur could be a very good habitat for the fleas, and that is where they end up breeding. So if you have pets, make sure that you wash them at least twice a week and while at it, use a brush to make sure that you scrub the fur. While doing this if there are any eggs laid in the fur it will absolutely come off.
The other measure you ought to take is to ensure that you clean the bedding used by your pets, as well as any clothing lying on the floor.
You also need to clean the floor thoroughly. Be sure to vacuum the carpet. This is a common place for breeding. Vacuuming helps a lot in sucking up the larva as well as the eggs. Notice that these two cannot be eradicated by the pesticide you use alone. The vibration of the vacuum cleaner is a very good means to make the fleas leave their cocoons. Once you use the vacuum cleaner, do not preserve it for next time. In fact after this process what you need to do is wrap it carefully and throw it away. Notice that using the bag again will bring back the fleas that you have been working tirelessly on. Also be sure to clean the entire floor.
After this is done, what then you need to consider is a control spray for the fleas. Ensure that the spray will be enough for your entire home. The best advice you could would be from a pest control office they will better advise you on the best spray for your home. Read the instructions of the pesticide carefully. Spray all furniture in your house, the rugs, that place that your pet loves to spend most of its time in, the cracks on your walls as well as the floor, the door edges and any other place or material you will find necessary for the spraying process.
Once you are done with this treatment, you need to repeat it again after a period of two weeks. You need to do this for the sake of any breeding that may have accidentally taken place. All that you need in this process is patience.