Fleas tend to be more attracted to pets than humans. However, fleas can get into your home, and they can get on you as well. If you have fleas in your home, it is time to act and get rid of these little jumping insects.
1. Start with Your Pet
If you have fleas in your home and have a pet, your pet has fleas more than likely. You are going to need to start by addressing the fleas on your pet. You can talk to your veterinarian to get the right products to treat and kill the fleas your pet is carrying around. It may take a few rounds of treatments to get rid of the fleas on your pet.
2. Vacuum Everywhere
Next, you will want to get out your vacuum, put a new bag on it, and get started with a deep cleaning vacuuming job. You are going to want to vacuum the floors, all the upholstery, and your mattresses. You are going to want to move furniture and vacuum everywhere. Pay special attention to any cracks or tight spaces, as that is where fleas, and their eggs and larvae, are most likely to be found.
Once you are done vacuuming, get rid of the bag. That way, if you vacuumed up any fleas, eggs, larvae, and cocoons, you will not allow them back into your home.
3. Use a Steam Cleaner
If you have a steam cleaner, you are going to want to use that as well. After you are done vacuuming, you will want to take the steam cleaner over your carpets and upholstery again. Pay special attention when cleaning any spots your pet usually hangs out. The heat and soap will help kill fleas in all life stages.
4. Clean the Bedding
After that, you are going to want to wash all the bedding in your home. Start with your pet's bedding, and then move onto the human bedding. You will want to use hot water to wash the bedding and high heat to dry the bedding. This will help to kill any fleas in the bedding.
5. Follow Up with a Chemical Treatment
Finally, you are going to want to use a chemical treatment to kill any remaining fleas. You can use aerosol sprays or foggers to help kill the fleas in your home. You are going to want to use an insecticide that will call fleas during all life cycles.
If you apply the spray yourself, you are going to want to use gloves and a mask. You need to wait for the spray to dry before allowing yourself or pets around the areas you sprayed.
If you have fleas in your home, you need to start by treating your pet. Then you need to vacuum your home and steam clean it. After that, wash all your bedding and work with a professional pest control specialist to kill the fleas with a chemical treatment.
For more information, contact a flea control service.