Nowadays, many people are facing the flea problem. In the hot season, they can easily get into your home even if you do not have pets. They can easily stick to your clothes while you’re doing the daily routine in the yard. Here’s what you need to do if you’re dealing with the flea problem in your home.
Do you have pets? Get rid of their fleas
If you have pets, the first measure you need to take is to comb their fur with those special flee combs. In veterinary pharmacies you can find special solutions to apply around the neck of your pet.
Special shampoos against fleas
If you have a puppy or a cat that loves to walk through the yard, it is advisable to wear an anti-flea collar in the warm season.
Vacuum the whole home
Vacuum the entire home, including the chairs, sofa, and bed. After vacuuming, seal and throw away the vacuum cleaner bag, so the fleas do not escape.
Wash the carpets and bed linen
Once you find that you’re dealing with fleas, wash all the bed linen at high temperatures.
The fleas lay their eggs on carpets. You have to take the carpets outside and wash them very well. If you do not have a yard you can take the rugs to a professional carpet cleaning center.
Vacuum again and use a steam mop
After taking the carpets outside, vacuum again very well, especially in the corners of the room. Then wash the floor with a steam mop.
Apply anti-flea solutions
After vacuuming and cleaning the house, apply anti-flea solutions. You can find them in any supermarket. Before applying the spray, close the windows and take your children and pets outside. Apply the solution in every room, starting with the area where you first spotted fleas. Let the home closed for at least two hours, then ventilate the house very well.
Are you living in the countryside? Get rid of the fleas that can return to your home
If you have a big yard, the chances that fleas can return into the house are pretty high. Sprinkle the yard with insecticides and do not let the grass grow high. The fleas love to stay hidden. If you mow the grass short, they will look for other hiding places and will leave your courtyard.