Flea infestations can be annoying at best and detrimental at worst. If you let the situation get out of hand, it can be a cause for flea bites or any infections. While waiting for your pest control company to deal with it, here are a few easy ways to get rid of them and reduce any risks you may be exposing yourself to.
Find the Cause of the Infestation
Identifying the cause is the first step to solving the problem. Figure out where these fleas may be coming from to prevent any similar occurrence in the future.
A flea infestation can be caused by a number of things. For instance, if you’re renting, this may have carried over from previous owners of the property. It may be best to consult your landlord to confirm this.
Identify the Fleas You’re Dealing With
To better assess the situation, make sure to know what you’re dealing with. You might find pests about 2mm long on your pets, furniture and surfaces. Invest in specialised combs to be able to see any droppings as well.
Be mindful if you’re dealing with mature or young fleas. If there are a number of mature fleas, you may also be at risk of eggs and flea breeding.
Check Your Pets for Any Signs of Eggs
Many fleas hold on to the fur of your pets. Be sure to check your pets for any signs of eggs or fleas. Give them a thorough wash to ensure that they are completely clean. You can check with your local vet to find a pet-safe shampoo to help get rid of fleas.
If you’re planning to hire a pest control company, ensure that they offer child- and pet-safe pest control services.
Do a Clean Sweep Over the Premises
When getting rid of fleas, do a thorough clean of your furniture and floors. You don’t want any residual eggs or flea dirt to stick around and potentially start another infestation.
Use strong vacuums and go over any cracks and corners in your couches, tables, walls. Be sure to wash any cloth on the premises, such as bedsheets, pillowcases, tablecloths and more. Use the strongest insecticide to keep them away for good.
Should You Talk to Your Landlord about Your Flea Infestation?
If you have followed the steps above and the flea infestation still persists, it’s time to consider talking to your landlord about it. Depending on the situation, calling upon a pest control company may have to depend on your landlord.
Still, bear in mind the cause of the infestation. If the problem existed before you moved in, then you could ask your landlord to help you cover the cost of the pest control service.
If you let flea infestation go rampant in your home, it can cause a number of complications for you to deal with. Your family may be at risk of exposure to various infectious diseases. Not only that, but any household pets could be affected by this as well.
Make your home safe again with the help of Clean & Green Pest Managers. We offer flea control in Sydney that is completely child- and pets-safe. We also provide pest control services for cockroaches, ants, possums and birds. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.