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How to Get Rid of Fleas in an Apartment

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The existence of fleas is a hard thought to deal with, let alone their presence in an apartment. Fleas have the tendency to multiply very quickly, which makes getting rid of them extremely tricky. They have many invites into your apartment and sometimes you may not even know what it may be. Your task is to get rid of these nuisances as soon as possible. You must defeat the army of fleas fully prepared! This guide can be a list of instructions that you must follow in order to make your apartment flea-free.

What is a Flea?

A flea is a tiny flightless insect that jumps from mammal to mammal, so it can feed of their blood. Fleas have the ability to reproduce fast and spread quickly. Therefore, it is important to get rid of them as soon as they are spotted. The bite of a flea can be injurious to the health of the victim.

A single flea goes through four life stages. It begins as an egg, turns into a larva, becomes a pupa and then it is classified as an adult.

Six Ways of Getting Rid of Fleas

  1. The Vacuum is Your Best Friend

Vacuuming is probably the most effective way of getting rid of fleas. This method allows you to suck all the fleas, despite the stage they are in, and it ensures that they do not come back. When you take out your vacuum, you must keep a few things in mind. You need to thoroughly and slowly vacuum over the infested areas. You should vacuum behind furniture, over carpets, behind photo frames and any other places you might think the fleas are present.

A hard task is to get rid of the flea eggs. That’s why the vacuum method is a good option. The high intensity of sucking power within the vacuum will suck in all the fleas, making your apartment flea-free. When you are done thoroughly vacuuming in all the possible areas of your house, take the plastic bag outside and discard it immediately.

  1. Spraying Them Away

A flea spray is a spray that has insecticide. To use this fogger, you must leave the room and leave the fogger in the room. Flea foggers contain any of the five chemicals that are commonly used to end the flea infestation. These include Nylar, Permethrin, Cypermethrin, Tetramethrin, and Methroprene. You need to keep in mind that when the fogger is doing its job, you must keep your pets and kids away from the apartment, because it can be injurious to their health. If you feel that the fogger has not killed all the fleas, you can use your vacuum to suck in all the leftover fleas.

The fogger is a flea spray that means it contains harmful chemicals. You should keep this in mind and take appropriate measures to complications later on. If pets and infants are exposed to the fumes of the fogger, it could produce life-threatening symptoms, so you need to be very careful. Leave your house for a couple of hours after you have used the fogger. Do not use the fogger inside a cupboard!

  1. The Bomb

Similar to the fogger, a flea bomb has the same purpose of killing fleas. Flea bombs contain more powerful chemicals than the foggers do, so you need to make sure you leave your house for a few hours after using the bombs. The bomb will cover your entire house with insecticide, causing all the fleas to die when they are exposed to it. To ensure that they are dead, you can vacuum afterwards.

  1. Wash Everything

Since fleas have a tendency to cling onto everything, you need to make sure you wash all your beddings, carpets, furniture, clothes and the floors. You must make sure you are washing everything with hot water because fleas will not be able to tolerate it. Mop all the floors thoroughly so you can wipe off any residue they have left which might be an invite to future infestations.

  1. Dust

Non-toxic spray is an effective method of getting rid of fleas. The best part is that you can use it repeatedly in your carpet. When purchasing the dust, make sure it says that it is non-toxic.  Flea Stoppers is a ready to use product, that is DE, and is a good option if you do not want to spray.

A combination of baking soda and salt is deadly for fleas. You must mix equal parts of each, depending on the level of infestation. When you have mixed them, sprinkle it on the places infested by fleas. You can sprinkle it on the carpets and furniture. The ideal time to sprinkle it is during the nighttime, so you can see the results in the morning. If you think there is still more time that needs to be given, you can let it stay on. When it has worked its magic, you can vacuum the places you had sprinkled it on to get rid of the mixture.

Keep Your Eyes Open

Make sure you begin to take action as soon as you spot a flea. In addition, once you have started taking action against them, make sure you stay consistent. Consistency is important to defeat these pests.

 

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