If you have a flea or tick problem in your home, read this guide for helping get control of the problem.
If you have ever experienced a flea or tick problem in your home, you know that it can be a serious problem. Many people are actually allergic to the bites of fleas and ticks, and just about everyone finds the bites itchy and irritating.
These pests come into your home, breed in your carpet or on your pets, and make a meal out of you or your pet. Not only are fleas and ticks seriously irritating, but they can also carry disease that can lead to paralysis or even death in some cases.
Problems with fleas and ticks
Obviously you do not want to have these parasites living in your home for one more second, but they are some of the hardest pest to eliminate once they have settled. Fleas breed in huge numbers and ticks can live for months without any food. You could use a “flea bomb” on your house, but the next week you find that the pests are back on your pet, or they have been transferred back into the house from the yard.
So what do you do?
Follow these steps:
First – Clean the House
Remove all clutter, clothing, and bedding from your house. Give the entire house a really nice cleaning. Wash all clothing and bedding, including any pet bedding, in hot water with detergents. Give your floors a thorough vacuuming.
Second – Clean the Pet
Next, make an appointment to have your pet treated for fleas and ticks with a veterinarian. This will usually be in the form of a flea dip.
Third – Call for Help
Make an appointment for a professional pest control team, such as Dugas Pest Control , to come treat your home at the same time as this veterinarian appointment. Qualified pest control specialists can come to your home and treat both the inside of the house, as well as the yard. You and your pets will need to be out of the house for several hours until it is safe to reenter. Make sure that all areas of the home are clean and ready for treatment before the pest control team arrives.
Fourth – Sit Back and Relax!
Now, when you can safely return to the house, you will have treated all of the necessary areas at one: the yard, the house, the bedding, and the pet. Fighting a flea and tick infestation is much like fighting a war; you must have a good strategy in place in order to win.
If you employ the help of a veterinarian and Dugas Pest Control, you will have the weapons necessary to eliminate your pests in one fell swoop. Then you can sit back and enjoy your pet without the itching and scratching that comes from flea and tick bites!