As winter is closing in, it might be the perfect time to get rid of fleas in your house. Though fleas will live indoors all year long, they can’t survive extreme temperatures during winter months.
As long as there is a warm environment fleas will continue to thrive. That’s why a thorough winter flea control is ideal. Although this entails a lot of work, the end results will be worth it.
How can you get rid of fleas in the house effectively?
The most important part of flea control is to pick one day and do everything on that day. It will be useless to neglect certain areas of your house or to treat it here and there, not covering the whole interior.
Next, make sure your flea control products are of good quality. Veterinarians usually stock quality products that can be trusted.
The main areas where fleas and their eggs usually hide and breed are baseboard areas, couches, under beds, chairs and any other hidden areas. Make sure you use a house treatment spray on all these areas.
Place a fogger in each of the rooms. Though many people say that one fogger seems like so much, but foggers don’t dissipate well between rooms making a proper flea treatment of your home impossible if not used in the correct amount. During this time, you must make sure that all humans and pets leave the house for a few hours. This is also the perfect time to treat your pets as well. Otherwise, they might take the fleas right back into the treated home.
Powders, sprays, shampoos and dips are available to get rid of fleas on your pets. One way to do this is to bathe and dip the animals during the home treatment. Dipping refers to sponging a solution of insecticide onto the skin surface of an animal. Submersion is not required. This makes a pretty effective method of getting rid of fleas on your pets, just make sure you read and follow the directions supplied on the flea product you plan to use.
Depending upon the severity of the infestation, you might need to repeat the treatment of both your home and your pets. As one treatment might not be enough to get rid of all the fleas and their eggs, you will need to deal with the flea problem systematically if you want the extermination to be successful.
In case you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, you can always consult your veterinarian. He can always help you learn how to get rid of fleas in your house and what needs to be done in different circumstances.