Controlling a flea infestation successfully requires three steps:
Preparation for treatment.
Treatment of pets.
Treatment of the inside premises.
Obviously, the pet is critical to minimizing flea infestations and regular grooming helps to limit fleas on the pet. For
this reason, customers need to keep the pet groomed and treated with on-animal flea control products. Step One.
Any flea treatment will be less effective if the home is not prepared properly by completing the following steps:
Remove all items, such as toys, clothes, and pet food from all floors.
Remove all items from under beds and in the bottom of closets.
Wash or replace pet bedding.
Vacuum all carpets and rugs thoroughly, including beneath beds and upholstered furniture.
Clean all wood, tile, and linoleum floors by sweeping and mopping.
Clean concrete floors with soap and water in the garage,basement, or enclosed patio where pets rest or stay.
Remove all pets including birds and reptiles. Cover fish tanks with a damp towel and turn off the air pump.
Replace any pet bedding outdoors and make all shaded areas, crawl spaces, etc. available for treatment.
Arrange to be out of the home for several hours until the treatment has thoroughly dried.
Step Two. The homeowner needs to arrange for treating the pet. A number of on-animal treatment products are now
available. Treatment of pets should be done under the direction of a veterinarian. Step Three. In homes that have
an active flea infestation, a residual treatment combined with an insect growth regulator should be applied.. Efforts
should be focused on the areas where pets rest or sleep. These are the sites where the most fleas will be located.
Again, a professional has the right equipment to provide this treatment effectively.