Getting Flea Control Right

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Many people have pets in their home and are treated like a family member. However, it’s common for homes with pets to also have fleas. However, you can’t always blame your pets for a flea infestation, as humans may also track these pests into the house. Fleas are extremely mobile and they can jump on you when you are moving around in the yard and can easily hitch-hike a free ride into the house. They breed at a very rapid pace and before you know it, you may have a full-blown flea infestation in your home.

If you have noticed your pest scratching their body more often than normal, you should get them checked for fleas. However, if you notice fleas biting you, it’s an indication that the infestation has gone out of control and you would have to quickly deal with the problem. The experts at Forensic Pest Control have outlined some steps you can take:

Foggers

  • You would have to place one fogger in each room
  • These are inflammable and you should  turn off the pilot lights before you use the foggers
  • Ensure that all your family members and pets leave the premises
  • The fumes are toxic and it’s important that you don’t breathe them in
  • Place the fogger on a newspaper- it helps protect the surfaces from damage
  • Air out the house thoroughly before you let small children or pets into the house

Flea powder

You also have the option to use flea powder, instead of foggers. The powder is equally effective and it can help get rid of fleas very quickly. This is how you use it:

  • Remove and either dry clean or wash all bedding
  • Vacuum all the rugs and carpeting thoroughly
  • Sprinkle powder inside all the cushions on your couches
  • Sprinkle it along the walls as well as the floor spaces
  • You should also brush it into the carpet
  • Vacuum out all the excess powder and then repeat the process at least 2-3 times a week
  • Meticulously discard all the vacuum cleaner bags

Yard flea control

There are numerous yard products on the market that can be used in flea control, however some of them can be quite toxic and it’s important to use them with care. Buy products of well-known brands and follow the instructions on the label:

  • The canister has to be attached to the garden hose and you should spray all the areas properly with the solution
  • Ensure that you don’t spray it anywhere near the vegetable or flower beds
  • You can repeat the treatment as required

If you find that the flea problem is too severe or if you feel that you don’t have the time or aren’t confident about a DIY job, simply call in experienced, pest control experts for the job. We at Forensic Pest Control provide customised residential and commercial pest control solutions. For any additional details, the number to call is -1300 360 457. This online form  can be used to send across queries. We provide guarantees for our work and ensure the work is completed to your 100% satisfaction.

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