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How to Remove Fleas From Your Home

If you are finding fleas in your Chicagoland home you will want to remove them, and fast. You can experience flea problems even if you don’t have pets. They can be transferred via shoes, clothing, bags, or in human hair. Fleas can jump from person to person but will remain in areas that have fabric or fur to hide in, such as carpets, couches, on pets, or in bedding.

Fleas reproduce and will populate any house quickly. Female fleas will lay eggs while on the host. The eggs will eventually fall off of the host and land in carpet or on furniture. After two to twelve days, the eggs will hatch. Then the larva grows and builds a cocoon where it will remain for about two weeks, and eventually emerge as an adult flea. They will wait to feel the heat, vibrations, or carbon dioxide of a potential host pass by before they move.

With this in mind, here are five ways you can remove fleas from your home:

  • Find & Treat The Source - As mentioned above, fleas can live on pets, wild animals like rodents or raccoons that may be living in your home, carpets or furniture. You must find the source or the host that the fleas are living on. Because fleas feed on blood, it will be close to a food source. Clean and bathe your pet and treat your them with the proper flea medication. If you find fleas burrowed in a carpet, wash and treat the carpet.
  • Deep Clean - Once the source has been treated, it is important to deep-clean other surfaces that fleas could live in. Vacuuming is one of the most important actions to take. Vacuum floors, furniture or beds and remove the vacuum bag as soon as possible. This will help to remove fleas and eggs from cracks and crevices. Wash curtains, bedding, clothes, and pet bedding on high heat, which will help to kill the fleas.
  • Use a Fogger - Foggers are pest control products that can be used by a homeowner if they carefully follow outlined precautions. They can greatly help to reduce fleas throughout the house. However, remember that they are more effective after the furniture and clutter is removed and surfaces are vacuumed.
  • Treat Your Yard - Once your house and pets have been treated, it’s now time to treat your yard. The main goal here is to prevent fleas from being brought back inside. Look to areas where your pets usually visit when they’re outside. Fleas prefer wet and shady areas. If you want to check for flea-infested areas outside, wear tall white socks and stand in the grass or dirt. You will be able to spot them jumping onto your feet and ankles. An eco-friendly and pet safe flea control product can be used to treat grass or garden areas.
  • Seek Professional Flea Treatment - If your flea infestation is especially serious, seek professional flea removal services. Our eco-friendly and safe products will remove any fleas from your home. The trained technicians at Fox Pest Control will work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied with the service. Click here for a complimentary flea inspection and estimate.

Posted on September 11, 2019.

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