How to get rid of fleas

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How to get rid of fleas

Fleas can develop resistance to insecticides so try to keep on top of vacuuming your home every other day when you suspect a flea infestation.  To eradicate fleas permanently from your home you need to tackle and treat your animals and your home on the same day.  So, how to get rid of fleas?

Which process you decide to do first is entirely up to you, but we would treat the animal first, get them out of the house for a few hours then tackle the house straight after.

In any event, where possible, it would be much more comfortable for your pet to be taken out of the house when all the upheaval is taking place.

Follow our guide:

  1. Use a flea treatment on all your pets: Dog, Cat or Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Rats and Ferrets.
  2. Remove pets from your home for a few hours (if possible) once they have been treated.
  3. Empty all drawers/wardrobes of clothes and remove all bedding from the bedrooms.  Take down the curtains/nets.
  4. Wash everything (if possible) at 60 degrees.
  5. Dry everything (if possible) in a tumble dryer for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Open the window and sprinkle baking soda on your carpets and furniture.  You should consider wearing gloves and a protective face mask whilst doing this.
  7. Leave the room for an hour, then vacuum thoroughly.  Repeat the process a few hours later.  After each vacuum, change the bag and dispose of each bag in a sealed bag.  Place it directly in a bin outside your home ready to be collected by the bin men.
  8. Steam clean the carpet and/or any rugs, mattresses and head boards (if fabric).
  9. Once the mattress is dry, cover it with a bug proof mattress protector.
  10. Using cleaning fluid and hot water, wipe all the furniture getting into all the crevices.
  11. Using cleaner fluid and hot water, wipe all drawers, cupboards and wardrobes with cleaning fluid and hot water.
  12. You can use this opportunity to fill in all those cracks and crevices in your home to stop little creatures from getting inside by using resin bond and an applicator gun (for instructions click here).

We hope you found our how to get rid of fleas guide helpful.

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Ants

Wasps

Carpet Beetles

Fleas

Bats

Spiders

Foxes

Cats

Flies

Dog Smells

Guinea Pig Smells

Gerbil Smells

Hamster Smells

Self Doubt

Damp

Cough

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