Getting Rid Of Fleas

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Getting Rid Of Fleas

Getting rid of fleas can be hard. Fleas are one of the most annoying pests to try to deal with, especially if they find their way into your home, including your bed. These parasites feed off the blood of animals, as well as people and can easily become an issue in your home. Despite their size, fleas have the ability to jump further than any other insect. Which allows them to spread throughout the house quickly.

How do they end up in your house in the first place? 95% of the time infestations start by having larvae and eggs already spread throughout the house. Meaning that in order to fully eradicate the infestation you have to come at the issue from all angles to break the life cycle and eradicate them completely.

To do this, you have to treat both your pet and the environment at the same time, and multiple times. Fortunately, we have some methods that can help assist with getting rid of these pesky insects.

Natural Tips To Help Get Rid Of Fleas

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a unique type of sand that consists of the microscopic remains of fossilized algae. There are two types of diatomaceous earth, one being food grade and the other being filter grade, which is inedible but has a lot of benefits for industrial use.

This can be used as an excellent natural remedy as it causes the fleas to dehydrate. The most effective way to use diatomaceous earth is to generously sprinkle the powder over every surface you suspect them being on. Leave for a minimum of 2 days before vacuuming.

Borrow A Steam Cleaner

You will want to use the steam cleaner on carpets, chairs, couches and pet beds. The high heat it makes it very difficult for fleas, no matter their stage of life. Make sure you pay extra attention to the areas your pet normally lies down in.

Baking Soda

This method is similar to the diatomaceous earth but you will need to thoroughly brush the baking soda into your furniture. You can then leave it to sit for about an hour, but it is not entirely necessary. Once you are satisfied, then you should vacuum it and empty out the vacuum cleaner outside into a bag or rubbish bin.

Lemon Spray

Thanks to the acidic juice, lemons are an excellent way to remove fleas from your home. To create the spray you will need to slice a large lemon, add it into a pot of water and let it come to a rolling boil. Let it sit overnight. The next morning take the lemon spay and apply it to the infected areas. There is no need to soak the areas, only dampen them.

Last Resort To Help With Getting Rid Of Fleas

If you have tried all of the methods out there and you have still had no luck, our teams at YourLocal have an effective and reliable pest control service. We discuss the issue with you and determine:

  • What areas of the house are infested
  • Flea control measures applied to any pets
  • What treatment we would undertake
  • The safety measures you as the house owner need take before treatment begins (e.g. what requires covering).

Once the treatment plan is decided we’ll give you a quote (we’re usually able to provide a quote over the phone).

Contact one of our team now, have a look for the local owner-operator in your area or call us direct 0800 002 816