Flea Treatment & Prevention Ideas
If your pet or home is infested with fleas, you may panic at first. You’ve heard they’re stubborn, so how will you get rid of them? It’s true that it’s hard to get rid of fleas on your own, because home treatments aren’t as effective as ones used by professional flea exterminators in Phoenix such as fumigation or heat treatment.
Fleas are small, dark-colored parasites that live in the fur and skin of animals, leaving behind itchy red rashes as well as small specs called flea dirt. Fleas are experts at jumping, which means they can quickly and easily spread from one host to another. They get into your home on the fur of pets. Once inside, they will get into your bedding, furniture, clothing, carpeting and more.
Another reason they’re so hard to get rid of is because they cling to any fabric in your home, so it’s nearly impossible to do spot checks. Also, fleas will never just leave on their own. While some flea infestations last a couple of weeks, this is more the exception than the rule. The rule is that you will have fleas until a professional can get rid of every last one of them. In fact, many fleas will thrive off their host for up to one year, and they also reproduce quickly. They lay their eggs in bedding, carpets and even gardens. Prime breeding time is in warmer weather but you can get fleas any time of the year.
Once you know you have a flea infestation, there are a few things you can do on your own to help the situation. Give your pet medicated baths and medication from the vet, and use brushing treatments. To get fleas out of your home, wash all your area rugs, bedding, clothing, drapes, and other areas of fabric where fleas or their eggs may hide. Wash them in hot water. You will also have to steam clean all carpets and upholstery – basically anything you can’t put in the washing machine.
Preventative pest control in Phoenix: this is the best and fastest way to get rid of fleas. A pest control specialist will visit your home for an inspection to identify the problem and develop a spray treatment plan for your yard to prevent fleas from laying eggs.
In the end, the most efficient way to remove fleas from your home is for a Mesa exterminator to do a spray treatment, heat treatment or total fumigation of the home.
Flea Treatment & Control in Phoenix
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