How to Keep Fleas Away from Your Pets

Fleas are a pest that humans don’t normally have to worry about — unless they have a household pet. In this case, the homeowner should take precautions to prevent fleas. However, if you discover that your pet has fleas then there are some pest control measures you should take to eliminate them.

Pets spend a majority of their time on the floors of your home. If your floors are mainly carpeted then this could be an issue because fleas and their larvae can hide here. Vacuum your carpeting multiple times and take your time with it. A good vacuuming can eliminate up to half of the fleas in your home.

Your pet should be receiving baths weekly to eliminate things such as dander and fleas. Purchase a special shampoo that will help eliminate the presence of fleas on your furry little friend. These shampoos should be thoroughly applied to your pet and it should settle for at least 10 minutes.

Clean as a Whistle
First things first, wash your pet’s bedding. If your little companion is allowed in bedrooms then it is best to wash all of the bedding in the house. Fleas normally only attach themselves to dogs, but when the infestation becomes larger they can transfer to humans.

Call the Pros
There is only so much one can do in the event of an infestation of pests. Whether there are only a small amount of fleas, or a full brigade of them, an exterminator should be called. It’s always best to fix a problem early, before the problem becomes out of control.

Utilizing these tips can help you eliminate fleas from your pets as well as prevent them from showing up in the first place. When you do notice fleas on your pet or in your home, contact the professionals at Knockout Pest Control. Our experts will eliminate all fleas and make sure they get knocked down for the count! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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