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How to Get Rid Of Fleas in the House Fast


Having an army of fleas inside your house is a complete nuisance. When one flea enters your house, there is no way that there are not more following it. Fleas are the small pests that have the ability to reproduce quickly, which means they can grow their population fast. Since these flightless insects are so small, sometimes it is hard for the human eye to see them. However, just because they are small in size, one must not fool themselves by thinking it is harmless.

Fleas have the ability to be brutal bloodsuckers and cause a lot of irritation. It is crucial to get rid of fleas as soon as one of them is spotted because if they begin to expand their population, this task will be incredibly hard. This how-to guide will allow you to get rid of these bloodsuckers with ease.

The Flea Cycle

Unfortunately, understanding the flea’s life cycle is important because this way you will understand how to get rid of it properly. A single flea goes through four stages and the hardest thing to remove is the flea egg. These eggs have the ability to cling onto whatever they are laid on. The flea eggs are usually found on carpets because that is the best place for them to live. After 12 days, the flea hatches and it turns into larva. The larva stages can last up to 18 days and then it turns into a cocoon. When the flea comes out of the cocoon, it is the adult flea (the last stage). The job of the adult fleas is to reproduce, get food, and attract other fleas so their population can get bigger.

Identifying the Flea

It is crucial to identify a flea before beginning. Here are some pointers for you to get started:

  • When you look at them first, they look like small specks of dust.

  • Since they do not have wings, they are really good at jumping. They jump from one host to another.

  • Fleas are either black or dark brown.

  • When they bite, they can cause allergic reactions for humans and pets.

  • Simply hitting or scratching off a flea doesn’t work because their bodies are resilient. You will need to take proper preventive measures if you want to make sure you are getting rid of them effectively.

Once you have identified the fleas, it’s time to get rid of them.

3 Ways to Get Rid of Flea Infestation

  1. Cleaning Around the House

The first thing you must do in order to defeat the population is by cleaning around your house. Clean everything and everywhere, even the places that do not need to be cleaned. A good place to start would be by getting rid of all the old piles of boxes and the stacks of newspapers. These flightless insects like to hide in dark places, as they are sure that no human would go in those places. Therefore, those are the places that you cannot miss when you are cleaning your house. you have to make sure your house is a hard place for the fleas to stay alive. Keep the lights on and occasionally clean in the nooks and crannies, if you want a flea-free home.

  1. Providing Care

Since you know that the entrance into your house for the fleas are your pets. Since they are present on your pets, they lay their eggs on them. Sometimes these eggs fall off your pets and they get into the cracks and crevices of your house, in the carpets or behind furniture. This is the reason why the flea infestations begin because they are not taken care of as soon as possible.

  • Wash Everything Around – Washing everything around your house is crucial but it becomes even more important when you have a flea infestation. All the rugs, bedding and furniture fabric needs to be drenched in soapy hot water, as this will kill all the adult fleas. Liquid soap detergent has the tendency to block the breathing pore of the fleas leading to death.

  • Vacuuming Around – Vacuuming thoroughly will allow you to get rid of the adult fleas, eggs and cocoon fleas. Make sure you are vacuuming over rugs & carpets properly, under furniture, on the floors and on top of all the cracks & crevices. When the cocoon comes in contact with the heat of the vacuum, it will be forced out of its shell, allowing you to kill more insects. After you are done, seal the bag properly and dispose. Vacuuming everyday for 2 weeks will allow you to get rid of all fleas.

  1. Fog Them to Death

Flea foggers are a reliable way of ending flea infestations. A Precor fogger needs to be placed in one room and then it needs to be left. When you have turned the fogger one, make sure all the windows are closed, the door must be closed, and no children or pets can be inside. The fumes of the foggers are dangerous therefore, it is recommended to leave your house for a couple of hours. When you return, if the fumes seem strong, you can turn the fans on for ventilation. Foggers are not the only method of treating fleas. Novacide Flea & Tick Killer is a great aerosol to use on those hard to reach areas that a normal fogger would not cover. The Novacide can be applied under beds, chairs, tables, and couches. It can be applied to any floor surface like wood, laminate, carpet, and tile. For the exterior of the home, we will want to treat with the Bifen L/P and Reclaim IT.  The Bifen L/P will be broadcasted with a spreader set to the lowest setting. Once the Bifen L/P has been applied we will want to water the granule in with Reclaim IT. The Reclaim can be applied with a hose end sprayer or a pump up sprayer. Treating the outside of the home will insure that you are not bringing them back in to the the home.


Make sure the fleas have no way of getting into your house. If they do not get in, you will not have to worry about any flea infestation. Prevention is always better than cure!

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