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How to Get Rid Of Fleas in the House Fast

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Did you know, many houses that are infested with fleas don’t realize it until it’s too late? The reason for this is simple, fleas have easy entrances into your home, and their ability to reproduce fast ensures that they spread around your home quickly. Because of this reason, it is crucial for you to get rid of these nuisance as soon as it is spotted otherwise it can get hard. Since they have tendencies to lay numerous eggs at one time, their population becomes a hassle. This how to guide will be your ultimate solution on how you can get rid of these pests. 

Understand Your Enemy

Before taking action against them, make sure you know what exactly you are dealing with. Although they are flightless, they are great at sucking blood and increasing their population. Their bites are harmless for humans and pets but they are itchy and cause severe irritation.

A single flea goes through four stages in its life. First, it is an egg. These eggs are very small and invisible to the human eye. Despite their size, they tend to cling onto the area they are laid in. If you have a carpet that has fleas, it is extremely hard to take away these eggs. The second stage is larva. The larva turns into a cocoon, 18 days later. The cocoon stage is when the fleas go from being infants to adults. Once it comes out of the cocoon, it turns into an adult flea. These fleas reproduce.

Now that you have a basic understanding of what you are dealing with, let us begin our mission of ending them, for good!

Five Ways of Getting Rid of Fleas:

  1. Keep the Doors Shut

Did you know that fleas enter your house from the outside? Whether it is because of your pet or because the windows and doors are open, these are the entrances for these little creatures. The best way to ensure that they stay away from your house is by closing all doors for them. Sometimes you can be the reason why fleas get in as they have tendencies of clinging when they find a new host.

If you go outside, before entering your house make sure you are cleaning your house and checking to see any visible fleas. If your pet is the reason behind them getting into the house, give your pet some flea tablets that have the ability to kill existing fleas. Petcor Flea Spray can also be applied to the pet to kill fleas for immediate result.

  1. Cleaning & Washing

Cleaning around your house is crucial. Fleas like to hide in places that are dark, slightly cool, and hard to get to. Start by removing old boxes and newspaper and clean. After removing any possible hiding places, swipe your floors with lemon liquid detergent mixed in hot water. Lemons and hot water are two things that are hated by fleas. This should just make you want to use this method even more.

Washing all things that could possibly be infested by fleas is very necessary. As mentioned before, they have amazing clinging skills, which makes it hard for humans to kill them. Therefore, you must take all your rugs, fabrics, and beddings to the washing machine. Throw all of this into hot soapy water (try using lemon soap) and let it do its magic. The mixture will block the breathing pores of these fleas and they will be dead before you even know it.

  1. Fog, Fog, Fog

Flea foggers are sprayers that with insecticides. These foggers have different chemicals present in them that are the ultimate end to a flea’s life. When using Precor Plus Fogger, you must evacuate the room. All kids and pets need to stay away from foggers. When using foggers, your house must be left for a couple of hours. Novacide Flea & Tick Killer is another great option that can be sprayed directly onto the floor getting to those hard to reach areas that a fogger would not be able to cover.

If you think that the fogger did not successfully kill all the fleas, you can vacuum after. Vacuuming will suck up all the fleas. Do not place foggers inside cupboard or closets!

  1. Sprays

Sprays are the best option when you are trying to get rid of fleas. They can be used repeatedly targeting the fleas at there different stages. Reclaim IT is an adulticide and Precor is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) both products would be mixed together and applied to the interior and exterior of the home. Make sure you are spraying it in all the cracks and crevices.For the outside making sure to spray all bushes, shrubberies, and trees. Apply the product 2 feet up on the home, fence, and plants to provide full coverage. Hopefully, the flea problem will be solved before you even know it.

  1. Power of Powder

Flea Stoppers is a great solution for treating flea larvae. The product is sprinkled over the carpet and brushed in with a broom allowing the product to fall deep into the carpet. The flea larvae will ingest the powder killing them shortly after consumption. Flea Stopper is made from boric acid making it safe to use around children and pets.

Remember

Prevention is the best cure. You can perform all these tasks so you can get rid of fleas, but they can come again if you do not prevent it.

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