After you take all the time and money to get rid of the fleas on your pet the next obstacle is to get rid of fleas in your house. Getting rid of fleas in your house can be a very long and difficult battle but it is well worth it. Below are a few things you can do to get rid of fleas in your house. Step 1
Completely clean your house.
You should do a top to bottom cleaning of your house.
Vacuum at least daily when first trying to get rid of fleas. Make sure to vacuum in dark areas to eliminate the flea eggs. Vacuuming will get rid of almost half of the fleas in your house. Make sure you throw out the vacuum bag each time you vacuum or your just giving them another hiding place to live.
Thoroughly clean or replace all your pets bedding and throw rugs. If you are going to try to save the bedding and rugs it is important to clean them with hot soapy water, allow the water to completely saturate the items, it may be necessary to allow them to soak for a while. You can also put them in the dryer on high heat for at least 20 minutes. Steam cleaning is another option for items with special cleaning requirements. Once done make sure to treat the items with a flea spray for added protection.
As a final resort you may have to use a flea fogger to get rid of fleas in your house. A Flea fogger or bomb is very good at killing fleas in a room or house. You will have to leave your house sometimes for several hours while the poison fills your house and kills the fleas. Make sure all animals are out of the house and when you return you should always open all the windows and doors to allow the fumes to escape.
Some flea fogger brands and bombs require you to do a second treatment after a few days. It is very important to follow these instructions carefully or you’ll be back where you started in no time.
Since fleas are very difficult to get rid of you should make sure you continue to follow these steps for at least a year to ensure they are completely gone. If you do not continue to fight the flea problem after you start it they will come back.
Tips & Warnings
- Remember fleas are sensitive to heat during all stage of their life so this will work well to get rid of them.
- Flea pupae can lay dormant for over a year before transforming into an adult flea. If left untreated they can accumulate and cause an sudden unexpected infestation.