Pet Flea Control

When you look at the context of pet flea control you must examine ways of eliminating the growth or spread of fleas in the pet’s environment. Treatment is very important to you, your pet and your home. If you do not take the controlling of fleas seriously, then an infestation could develop in your home and you will have a big job on your hands to get rid of it.

There are several examples of pet flea control and some of these are listed below:

The end goal is parasite extermination so look for proven methods that work. As you need to stop any growth or spread, you may require using more than one type of treatment.

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Firstly, you need to establish where the parasites are, how your pet has picked them up and where the pet may have spread them to. Once you know this, you can look to tackle their breeding ground whilst clearing your pet of fleas and any other affected area in the home or where the pet lives/sleeps/travels.

Flea Control Pets

Fleas can establish themselves in all areas of the house and yard, so a thorough investigation should be undertaken. Check furniture, pet bedding, carpets, curtains and any other suitable environment for reproduction where the pet may have been. This includes any cars, vans or trucks the pet has been in as well as the yard, your lawn and any suitable areas outside, but near to, your property. Infestations usually take place where pets (or the 'host') live and sleep, so ensure that all dog or cat baskets are sanitized and any bedding is washed and dried on a high heat. If the bedding is full of parasites and can be replaced, dispose of the bedding in a sealed bag and thoroughly clean before putting any new bedding down for the pet.

Flea Control for Pets

Once the fleas’ whereabouts have been determined, you will need to destroy them in two ways - target the adult pests (with an adulticide) and kill off any eggs that may have been laid (with an insect growth regulator). This must be exercised, otherwise pets may become infested again. Foggers can assist you in this process, but ensure you read the directions and understand them before use.

Whilst fogging the fleas, you should look to tackle the parasites that are on your pets. Your veterinarian will be able to suggest the most appropriate method for your type of animal, but as stated above there are several types of control you could take. It is important to apply all treatments at the same time to avoid the fleas returning.

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