Fleas are one pest you really don’t want to deal with–they can be a totally disruptive menace at worst and downright annoying at best. For pet owners especially, they can be tough to avoid. As the CDC says, preventing them is always easier than handling them, so we’ve compiled a list of things you can do around the house to keep the fleas out! The good news is, you’re likely already doing most of these things. The even <i>better</i> news is, CJB Pest & Mosquito Control is always here to help!
Have fleas already entered your home? Make sure to contact CJB Pest & Mosquito Control in Farmington Hills, MI, for a flea removal service and any other pest control needs.
Use These Tips to Keep Your Home Flea-Free
Vacuum Your Carpets
Vacuuming is one of the simplest and most effective steps you can take to prevent fleas. They burrow in places they can remain unseen, like carpets, flooring, and couch upholstery, to feed and lay eggs. Try to vacuum your home at least once a week, and be sure to empty the vacuum canister outside the house.
Clean Your Bedding Regularly
We don’t need to tell you to wash your sheets. But keeping on top of laundry around the house is one of the best ways to prevent fleas! Not only should you be cleaning your bedding regularly, you should be cleaning your pet’s bedding too. Fleas love to burrow and make a home in anything from blankets, towels, laundry, pet beds, and more. We recommend washing your linens and bedding at least every two weeks.
Get Flea Treatments for Your Pets
As a pet owner, one of the best things you can do for your pet and your home is to treat your furry friend for fleas. Although animals are one of the major causes of fleas entering the home, there are plenty of flea prevention options available today, including collars, pills, shampoos, and more. Talk to your veterinarian about the different treatments available to determine the best bet for your pet.
Use a Flea Treatment
There are many flea treatments available in stores that are designed to repel and kill fleas that make their way into your upholstery, carpeting, or even outdoor areas. This may be helpful if you’re trying to get ahead of the pests, but we do NOT recommend this as the sole method of removal because most at-home treatments cannot kill flea eggs or larvae.
If you’ve tried this method and aren’t seeing results, you may be dealing with a bigger issue. It’s time to call a professional!
Get the Help of CJB Pest & Mosquito Control
These prevention methods are effective, though not foolproof–if you have a flea infestation, you don’t want to deal with it alone. Our flea removal treatment is comprehensive and aimed at removing them for good, not just a temporary fix.
We’ll provide a prep sheet detailing how to prep your home before a flea service. Our technicians will then complete a thorough, one-time treatment to rid your home of fleas quickly and effectively. Then, we’ll give you additional education on how to keep them out after the service.
Call Us Today!
Flea infestations might be new to you, but they definitely aren’t new to us–with over 90 years in the industry, dealing with these pesky intruders is our second nature. If you are in the Farmington Hills, MI, area and need an experienced pest control company to rid your home of fleas, contact our team at CJB Pest & Mosquito Control today!