If a dog is a member of your family, you’ve probably dealt with fleas at some point in your life. If you haven’t, it’s probably because you’re good at remembering to administer the monthly preventative flea treatment suggested by your dog’s veterinarian. These treatments can be expensive and sometimes difficult to obtain, but they are very necessary in keeping your pet flea free as well as your home and property. Fleas can become a serious problem for Fido and for your family if they are allowed to get into your home. You don’t even need to own a pet to bring fleas home with you, but you are more likely to get them if you have a cat or dog, as fleas require a host in order to survive. Preventing fleas from entering your home is the best way to not have to worry about these little blood suckers inside your Missouri home, so the St. Louis flea control specialists at Rottler would like to offer you a few flea prevention tips to keep your home and pets free from biting fleas.
To prevent fleas from overtaking your home and property:
Keep your home vacuumed regularly; at the very least, once a week. Don’t overlook any spots; make sure you get under beds, under couches and other pieces of furniture and any areas where pets spend a lot of time.
Wash dog and cat beds, linens and make sure to shampoo rugs and clean upholstered furniture regularly; this will get rid of flea eggs as well as full grown fleas.
Comb your pet daily with a fine-toothed metal comb that is specific for fleas. If you should find fleas on your pet, dispose of the fleas into a bucket of soapy water.
As we mentioned previously, remember to administer the appropriate flea treatments to your pets. Don’t settle for the flea treatments you can buy at the grocery store; these are not as effective as the flea treatments you can purchase from your veterinarian.
Fleas can be a problem all year long, but infestations of fleas in summer can be especially large. We get calls a lot from frustrated homeowners that are wondering if pest professionals can get rid of fleas; the answer is YES, of course! Fleas are a frustrating problem, but through prevention techniques, environment modification and a few treatments from flea control specialists, we can get rid of your flea problem and help keep it from returning.
For more information on flea control services from the professionals at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions in St. Louis, give us a call today. We will be happy to discuss our home pest control solutions to keep your home pest free all year long!