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The Dirt on Flea Extermination

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Mid-Cities Pest Control

Any way you look at it, fleas are not fun. And despite common belief, they don’t exclusively feed on only animals. They can actually show up in pet-free areas and structures as well, surprising homeowners! Doing your best to prevent a flea infestation is the best way to go. Cleaning habitually, especially in areas that pets eat, sleep and play is mandatory. You should also regularly vacuum drapes, carpet, rugs, and furniture. To aid in prevention, either cut up a flea collar and stick it in the vacuum bag or dispose of the bag every time you use it to kill the flea eggs and larvae. Use washable pet bedding, put a flea or ultrasonic collar on your pet, and obviously bathe them regularly. These methods should go a long way in flea prevention.

If you find your home infested regardless of preventative measures, it’s time to prepare for flea extermination. There are some sites that offer DIY solutions for flea problems, but fleas are pesky, hard to find, and can be virtually anywhere. You’ll need to rent the proper equipment and measure out the right chemicals in the right way or it can be very dangerous to your furniture, your family, and your pet.

Hire a professional to do the work for you. They are knowledgeable, reliable, and have done this before. Your infestation won’t shock them a bit. Another advantage is the time commitment. A pro can treat an entire house and yard in only a few hours, where a DIY solution could eat up many more hours and not be as thorough. The last thing you want is a relapse infestation. Ensure your property and hire a professional to take care of your flea extermination. You’ll be happy you did.

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