It may be cold outside. However fleas can still be a nuisance to your home. Most people assume you can only get fleas in your home if you have pets. This isn’t true. It could be a rat or any other type of mammal host that came in the vicinity of your home and shed hair. Eliminating fleas from your pets is a much easier problem than eliminating fleas from your house. Dealing with a flea infestation can be tedious . Below are remedies to get rid of fleas.
Facts on Fleas
Fleas are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They are on par with cockroaches and tardigrades. Fleas really like areas where there is a lot of humidity and rain, so they can be found in warm, humid, areas. Fleas go through a life cycle like butterflies. They are hard to eradicate in their egg or pupae stages. Female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day. This means it only takes 10-15 fleas to create a major infestation.
Solutions that get rid of fleas
Eliminating fleas takes less than a week to achieve. There are two effective solutions. Pest Control specialist, flea spray and flea tablets. Pest control specialists have extensive knowledge on eliminating pests. Flea sprays are for your furniture. They kill all fleas even their eggs. The Flea tablets is for pets. They are fast acting and safe for pets. A cost effective approach is fogging or vacuuming. Fogging is effective even for the worst infestations. It requires you to leave your home for at least 4 hours while fogging is taking place.Vacuuming is a little less intensive compared to fogging. You vacuum every inch of your property. Use a flea spray on your pet before you start vacuuming.
Solutions that don’t work
Salt is a common home remedy people use for pest control. Much like Snails,salt is suppose to rob fleas of their moisture. A flea trap of water ,dish soap , and a light is effective on fleas but doesn’t stop flea eggs and a large infestation.