Fleas can be a major nuisance in homes, especially for pet owners. These tiny parasites can quickly infest a home and can be difficult to get rid of without proper treatment. In this article, we will discuss flea control in homes and how a pest control company can help.

  1. Identify the Problem

The first step in flea control is to identify the problem. Fleas are tiny, dark brown parasites that are usually found on pets or in carpets, rugs, and bedding. They can jump up to 7 inches vertically and can quickly spread throughout a home. Fleas feed on the blood of their hosts and can cause itching, redness, and irritation in humans and pets.

  1. Clean and Vacuum

The next step is to thoroughly clean and vacuum the home. This includes carpets, rugs, bedding, and furniture. Pay special attention to areas where pets spend a lot of time. Flea eggs can easily be removed with a vacuum, but it is important to dispose of the vacuum bag immediately after use to prevent fleas from escaping.

  1. Use Flea Treatments

There are several flea treatments available for use in the home. These include sprays, powders, and foggers. It is important to read the label carefully and follow the instructions for use. Some products may need to be reapplied several times to be effective.

  1. Treat Pets

Treating pets is also an important part of flea control. There are several flea treatments available for pets, including shampoos, sprays, and oral medications. It is important to consult with a veterinarian to determine the best treatment for your pet.

  1. Hire a Pest Control Company

If the infestation is severe, it may be necessary to hire a pest control company. Pest control professionals have the experience and equipment necessary to effectively eliminate fleas from the home. They can also provide advice on how to prevent future infestations.

In conclusion, flea control in homes requires a multi-faceted approach. It is important to identify the problem, clean and vacuum the home, use flea treatments, treat pets, and consider hiring a pest control company if necessary. By taking these steps, you can effectively eliminate fleas from your home and prevent future infestations.

Pestcatcher Pest Control provide professional flea control throughout Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.