Nobody wants itchy, intrusive fleas. If these small pests go unnoticed for an extended period, they will infiltrate a majority of your house or yard.
Fleas are most often carried into the house by a pet but they can also latch onto your clothes or shoes and hitch a ride into your home. Although you can sometimes spot the little critters, you will most likely feel them first. You will know your home or yard has fleas if your pet or other members of your household start itching excessively.
We will help you take the necessary steps to both prevent and rid of these pests in your North Carolina residence.
Read here to learn how to get rid of fleas and how to kill fleas at home.
The Best Ways to Get Rid of Fleas
The lifespan of a flea depends on its environment. They thrive in hot conditions so your flea problem will most likely occur in the summer.
You will want to get rid of fleas at the first sight of them so they don’t multiply. So how do you do this?
Vacuum all floors, furniture, curtains, and even mattresses. You will also want to remove all bedding and wash it thoroughly. It may take a few wash cycles to completely get rid of the fleas.
After you’ve vacuumed, you must also steam all fabrics in your home including your curtains, towels, carpets, and pet beds. This is an effective way to kill fleas at home.
This is a more natural and healthier way to treat fleas in house. Simply sprinkle your carpet with the solution, scrub the area, and vacuum extensively. You will want to apply extra baking soda around the area where your pet sleeps.
The acidity of lemon juice provides another natural way to get rid of fleas. You can buy an already-made lemon spray or make your own by adding lemon slices to boiling water and letting it marinate overnight.
Call a Professional
If none of the above steps work for you, consult your local North Carolina pest control company, such as Eastline Pest Management, to have them take care of the problem.
If your flea infestation has gotten out of hand, you may not be able to rid your home or yard of the pests by yourself. A professional will not only treat fleas in house but also suggest preventive measures to ensure your home and yard remain flea free.
How to Get Rid of Fleas in the Yard
Fleas love the warmth so there is a good chance that they’re hiding somewhere in your yard to radiate heat. They will most likely be in a shaded area, however, because the direct sun may be too hot for them.
Once you’ve determined where the fleas are, here’s what you can do to kill them:
- Mow the lawn
- Avoid overwatering
- Introduce worms into your garden to eat the fleas
You will want to limit outdoor recreation activities for both your family and pets if there is a flea problem in your yard. Avoid tracking fleas into the house by waiting until they are exterminated to spend time outdoors again.
If you discover fleas in either your house or yard, make sure to take action right away. Your problem may get worse over time so don’t wait to get rid of the fleas.
Call your local North Carolina pest management company if you want a professional to effectively handle your problem as well.
Please contact Eastline Pest Management with further questions regarding how to get rid of fleas or any other pest control topic.