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How To get Rid of Fleas Fast


Ah fleas! You feel the itch just thinking about them! They’re those pesky little insects that stick themselves to you or your pets and feed on the blood. Scary, isn’t it? You really don’t want to deal with these but it’s so difficult to find prevention for something that’s too small to even notice! Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.  This post will act as your ultimate guide to getting rid of fleas in the quickest way possible! Don’t believe it? Read ahead and find out!

About fleas

Most people believe that fleas only infest pets, however, you are very likely to face these pesky creatures just as much as your pets are! These insects are known to transport through rodents or any other mammals that are already infested by them. Since they cannot fly, they are simply known to jump from one host to another, feasting on their hosts. Some may believe it impossible for a flea to jump so high but in fact, they are known to jump at a vertical height of 8” which is over 150x their average height.

Fleas may not seem harmful but they are known to cause a number of problems, the major being:

  • Spreading diseases, essentially from infected rats that carry them

  • Causing allergy reactions since their saliva is known to contain allergens

  • Transferring tapeworms and causing anemia in pets

In order to protect your home from these infestations, it’s important to know the most effective methods to get rid of them.

Saying goodbye to fleas

The best way to rid your home of these awful parasites is to find their source first. That means taking care of your pets since they are most likely to get infested first. Here are a few methods that will help you deal with the problem:

  • Method #1: Make use of flea combs

Flea combs are the perfect solution to dealing with fleas. You can use these by making sure you follow these steps:

Step 1: On a hardwood floor, spread out a large sheet and place your pet on it.

Step 2:  Use a flea comb and comb your pet’s fur backwards, making sure you target the tail, back and head specifically.

Step 3: Immediately wash the comb with hot water when you notice fleas trapped in it.

Washing the comb will sterilize it and kill of any remaining fleas you may have missed out on.

  • Method #2: Flea sprays work wonders

While most people prefer using the combs, it’s always best to be on the safe side and use flea sprays to clear your pets from infestations. In order to do that, you need to make sure you get the best sprays available, it’s recommended to opt for the Petcor flea spray since they are very effective in filling off flea as well as flea larvae on dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Not only that but this product is great at preventing larvae and eggs from developing as well.

  • Method #3: Insecticides work magic in your home

Pets normally get fleas from your yard or from the surrounding area which is why it’s important to sterilize your home first. The best way to do that is to opt for a good insecticide. These chemicals not only help to get rid of fleas but they are also known to get rid of several other insects that may be coming into your home. It’s mostly recommended to use the “Reclaim itinsecticide since it’s more directed towards a large variety of insects. On top of that, you wouldn’t even have to worry about the smell since this product has the minimal possible smell.

  • Method #4: Make use of spring cleaning

Make sure your home is squeaky clean and you wouldn’t have to face any flea trouble again. Just like all insects, this one is also attracted towards dirt. Here are a few factors you can consider:

  • Use a powerful vacuum to clean up your home, especially targeting the floors, mattresses, upholstery and the hard to reach places as well. Fleas can often be unnoticeable and a powerful vacuum will be able to suck them in.

  • Use steam cleaners for your carpets and upholstery; remember a good amount of hot water mixed with a good amount of soap acts as enemies to fleas at all stages of their life cycle.

  • Washing your bedding and even your sofas with hot water and soap will help to get rid of fleas. It’s more suited if you wash your pets as well but watch out for how hot the water you use is.

If you keep up with all of these then you really wouldn’t have much issue with fleas. Remember, the sooner you address the problem, the better you’ll be able to get rid of them.


Once you’ve taken care of the problem, it’s time to take precautions to prevent an infestation. Here are a few you can follow:

  • Make sure you keep up with the vacuuming of your home

  • Take care of your pet; that means regular washing, flea sprays, flea collars, etc.

  • Keep your yard clean from pet droppings and any other unnecessary garbage.


If you keep up with these preventions, you wouldn’t face much trouble with the flea problem. Just make sure you are careful and pay close attention to any unlikely behavior from your pets.  To help aid you in your quest to be flea-free, we highly recommend ordering the Solutions Guaranteed Flea Control Kit. This contains all the products necessary for successful flea control, including the products we suggested above.

For more helpful DIY pest control advice, call us at 800-479-6583, shoot us an email at askapro@solutionsstores.com or start a live chat with us by clicking the appropriate link on the left side of our website.

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