Depending on the location and climate, fleas can be a seasonal or year-round pet peeve in your home, so take preventative measures to protect your pets and home from becoming infested. And if an infestation has occurred, seek prompt treatment to keep your pests and home free from fleas.

Explore some treatments that can help eradicate fleas on pests in your home.

Flea Dips

Flea dips are an insecticide product that kills fleas on pets. The insecticide in the flea dip solution can penetrate the pet’s fur and skin, causing paralysis and eventual extermination of fleas. 

Before applying a flea dip treatment, bathe your pet with water and flea shampoo to remove any dirt buildup on its coat. Once clean, gently rub the flea dip solution into the pet’s skin, ensuring a uniform application. Let the product sit on the skin for a few minutes, and rinse it with clean, warm water. Use a towel or blower to accelerate the drying process.

While safe to use on dogs, cats, and other furry pests, flea dips only provide temporary treatment against fleas. They can require a regular application, depending on the severity of the infestation and the concentration of the insecticide in the flea dip product.

Always read and understand product instructions carefully, and consult your vet before using any flea dip product on a flea-infested pet.

Flea Sprays

Both flea sprays and dips are topical treatments. However, flea dips require rubbing a liquid formulation into the flea-infested animal’s coat with a gloved hand, while flea sprays allow you to administer the treatment by spraying.

As with flea dips, follow the product instructions and your vet’s recommendations when using flea sprays.

Feed-Through Flea Treatments

The most effective way to eradicate fleas on pets and prevent them from spreading disease is to break their life cycle. One of the best ways to achieve this is by administering feed-through treatments your vet supplied.

When ingested, these treatments kill fleas and prevent flea eggs and larvae from developing into adult fleas.

Flea Collars

As the name implies, this flea treatment goes around your pet’s neck. The collar contains an insecticide, which releases and distributes on the pet’s skin to repel or kill fleas on contact.

While you generally do not need a vet’s prescription to get a flea collar for your pet, still consult one. Not all flea collars are created equal. You may need a vet’s help to choose one that fits snugly and works correctly.

Treatment of Flea-Infested Areas

No flea control is successful without treatment of all areas, both indoors and outdoors, where flea activity is happening. Regard all sites pets frequent, including their resting and sleeping places, as potential breeding grounds for fleas.

Vacuum these areas and empty the contents of the vacuum cleaner into a sealable plastic bag for disposal. After the vacuuming process, apply pesticides to eradicate any lingering fleas.

Before applying pesticide to the flea-infested areas of your home, check the label on the product. Make sure you use products specified for indoor or outdoor use, depending on the location of the infestation.

A flea-free home translates to a clean and healthy living environment for your family, including your beloved four-legged, furry companions.

At Quality Pest Control, we know finding and eliminating fleas from your home can be stressful and difficult. But fret not. We can help you eradicate the pests and keep them from returning to your property, no matter how severe the issue is.

Contact us today to schedule a pest inspection with our fully trained, individually licensed, and respectful technicians. We look forward to helping you.