Ahh, it’s spring again in Florida. Can’t you feel it? The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the fleas are back. Like many other pests, fleas tend to lie dormant in the winter. This doesn't mean they die, but that they slow down and are less likely to attack your untreated pets. So in spring and early summer, as the weather starts to warm up, you may find a huge increase in the fleas in and around your home.
If getting rid of fleas is a priority for you this season, try some of these pest control tips:
Deep Clean Everything
Fleas are tricky and are great at hiding in your carpet, sheets, and fabric furniture. In order to rid your home of fleas, which multiply very quickly, start first by deep cleaning all of the places they like to hide. Vacuum your carpets, strip your bed and wash your sheet and comforters in very hot water, and steam clean your couch cushions to ensure that fleas aren’t lurking where you can’t see them. Always make sure you do your research before using cleaning products as you want to make sure the products used are safe for your pets.
Treat Your Pets
If fleas are coming into your house via pets, you should talk to your veterinarian immediately to get your cats and dogs on some kind of flea treatment medication. Whether you purchase medications over the counter or get high-end medications from your vet's office, the quicker you move the less time you’ll have to worry about fleas in your home. Your flea infestation depends on your pets for food and survival, so as soon as they’re not able to get what they need from Mr. Fluffy, they'll move on or die.
Hire A Professional
Treating your pets for fleas is a great way to limit the number of fleas in your home while also keeping your cats and dogs comfortable. But, it’s our firm belief that there is no better way to treat your home than to hire a professional pest control service. Hiring a professional removes the potential of homeowner error in implementing a new pest control plan and ensures that you will no longer have to deal with fleas or any other unwanted pests in your home.
Everyone loves a good DIY, but when it comes to caring for your beloved pets, and keeping your home pest free, it’s best to turn the responsibility over to professionals who can end this flea battle for good. If you’ve done your due diligence to care for your pets and fleas are still finding their way into your home, contact us today. At Holder Termite and Pest Control, our goal is to help you, your family and your pets feel safe and pest-free this summer and all year long.