Fleas – one of the most irritating of pests
Fleas can be one of the most irritating pests. They hitch a ride on your beloved pets but soon start leaving itchy bites on human and furry family members alike. Because the fleas tend to live in the carpet or on your pets, flea bites tend to be on the legs and ankles.
How to treat flea infestations in the home
Brisbane City Pest Control offers premier flea treatments to rid your home of these pests. We encourage homeowners to do a thorough clean of their property before treatment, including vacuuming their carpets, mopping, cleaning upholstered furniture, and cleaning the areas their pets like to sleep and rest. Doing so will increase the effectiveness of treatments and allow our pest control technicians to quickly identify the problem areas of the home.
While our technicians work, your family and pets should not be in your home; we recommend using this time to get your pets treated for fleas, so they don’t reinfest your home. Our flea treatment includes the use of liquid treatments that contain an insect growth regulator and insecticidal dust in common flea harbourage areas. You should allow a little time for the liquid to dry and and dust to settle before re-entering your home.
How to prevent fleas in your home
Our tips for preventing fleas and managing a flea problem are:
- Vacuum carpet and furniture regularly to reduce the dust and dirt in your home
- Wash your pets regularly to reduce the chance of them picking up fleas
- Wash pet bedding regularly
- Inspect your pet after a day out to see if they got fleas
- Wash shaggy items like rugs and mats that may become flea sanctuaries