Practical and Helpful Tips: Dogs

Eliminating Fleas From Your Home

Anyone who has had a flea infestation in the past perfectly understands that they are the most annoying pests to deal with. Although fleas are known for being very small, they may be the smallest most acrobatic creatures alive. If you have by any chance seen a flea in your home, you would need to note that sooner or later, they will be all over your home as they multiply very fast. You may have spotted little jumpers or even have felt itching which are all telltales’ signs of availability of flea at your home. One would also need to know that they are very small and jump unimaginable heights making it hard to kill them with hands.

In a case where the environment is 80 to 90 degrees F (26 to 32 degrees Celsius) and humidity of about seventy percent humidity, one would definitely expect them to survive for a longer period which is about 18 to 21 days. Even when the weather is not favorable for fleas, eggs can stay dormant for quite a long period of time and hatch when the weather is favorable for them.
It is also essential to note that treating the pet alone is not enough as it tends to host the mature fleas. While the host may carry 5% of the fleas, 95% percent tend to be in the form of eggs, larvae and cocoons either spread throughout the yard, the kernels or even in the house. It would, therefore, be modest for one to focus on finding the right approach to tackling fleas.

There are some basic places one must always launch a crack down. Among the places one may find fleas include on the upholstery, floors, mattresses, cracks, as well as any other places that may offer a conducive environment for hiding of fleas and their eggs, larvae, and cocoons. It would be modest for one to make sure that he or she treats the carpet as well. One would need to ensure that the flea treatment he or she uses is a good one.

When getting rid of pests on the yard, one would need to figure out where there are high chances that they hide. One would need to figure out places in the yard that are warm, humid, and shady. Places faced by direct sunlight tend to be less susceptible to fleas. You would need to start by places where the pet like spending time. It would be modest for one to ensure that he or she avoid instances where the fleas multiply again by ensuring that he or she washes the pets bedding often. One would also need to wash the pet using flea shampoo, purchase a flea comb, seek natural remedies and also figure out the best flea treatment that will keep them at bay for a while.

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