If you are a pet owner, you understand how horrible fleas can be to deal with. Infestations can take anywhere from weeks to months to get rid of! However, if you are cautious and plan ahead for flea prevention, you should be able to make your home as uninviting as possible to these pests. Here are a few steps you can take to prevent fleas:
Clean Your Yard
If you have a yard, you are probably used to taking care of your grass and shrubs. Be sure to stay on top of this year round, as the less grass there is, the fewer number of places the fleas can hide. Do your best to keep feral animals like opossums and raccoons away from your home, as they often have fleas. You can do this by keeping your cat and food dishes inside, as well as trimming any trees that would allow a wild animal to crawl into your attic. You can also use yard flea sprays for extra protection for your pets.
Be Active About Prevention
You can use spot-on flea and tick treatments proactively to prevent fleas from taking up residence in your pet’s fur. Whenever they come inside from the outdoors, run a flea comb or brush through their fur. This can help you prevent any unexpected visitors. For pet supply wholesalers who will carry all the flea prevention and treatment products you need, shop The Flea Killer Guys!
Clean Your Home
Just because you have fleas or ticks doesn’t mean your home is dirty, but extra cleaning can discourage these pests from making their home there in the first place. Flea eggs and larvae tend to live in the carpet and the rugs, so vacuuming once a week (if not more) is an excellent prevention method. We recommend vacuuming more if you spy signs of fleas. When you are cleaning your home, don’t just vacuum the center of the room. Fleas tend to stay in low-traffic areas, like under the furniture and under cushions. Also, change your vacuum bags regularly or put a flea collar in the bag to kill any emerging fleas.
If the Fleas Invade
Should fleas get into your home even though you took preventative steps, you can still get rid of them. First, vacuum all your carpet thoroughly and immediately throw away the vacuum bag. Fleas can grow in the bag and find a way back into your home. Next, clean your carpets by shampooing them or doing a steam cleaning.
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We know that fleas can’t always be prevented, which is why we are proud to offer pet products to kill fleas and ticks before they become a major problem. We are your number one pet supply wholesalers when it comes to taking care of the pets in our life. If you are looking to get rid of the fleas in your home or prevent a possible flea infestation, be sure to shop The Flea Killer Guys today!