If you have pets in the home, fleas can become a major problem for you. Normally, vets would recommend that we treat our furry friends with flea medication regularly to keep them from getting infected. However, because of a lack of medication or incorrect application of medication, many dogs and even cats are still infected by fleas. This causes not only a problem for you, but also a problem for your entire house.
Fleas are parasitic, which means that they feed on a host. In most cases, this is an animal, and could be the family pet. One of the reasons they can become such an overwhelming problem is that they breed rapidly, which can be problematic if you donít notice the fleas on your pet right away. Fleas have a four-stage life cycle, and this impacts recommended treatment methods. Eggs are laid on pets and ultimately end up on bedding, furniture and carpet. Adult fleas are responsible for flea bites, whereas developing fleas are in more of a dormant stage feeding and ultimately transforming through cocoon to an adult. Although fleas donít have wings to fly, they do have powerful legs that allow them to jump long distances and reach many different surfaces in the home.
It may seem daunting to take down a flea problem in your home, especially because fleas are so small and can be found anywhere. However, with the right products and tools, even the most difficult flea problem can be solved. And, fortunately for you, ePestSolutions has all the right tools for you to eliminate fleas from your home so you and your pets can live in peace.
Fleas survive off of the blood of their hosts, usually an animal. So, if you have a pet and you have fleas, your prized pooch is probably the culprit who let them into the house. Fleas also love warm, moist areas, so certain climates in the US are perfect for fleas. Depending on your climate, the animals that live around your house, and if you have pets, you could have to deal with flea infestations rather often or never at all.
One of the most common signs of a flea infestation is that your pet is constantly scratching themselves. This happens because your pets are uncomfortable at having the fleas on their body and biting them. Other signs of fleas include seeing flea excrement, which is also called flea dirt. This looks like black pepper or coffee grounds, and can be found on carpeting and pet bedding. Finally, although fleas typically shy away from hosts without fur, they can also bite humans. Flea bites look like little red bumps, and can be itchy for over a week. However, it may be hard to tell that a flea is even living on you, because they numb the skin before they bite.
Once you identify that you have a flea infestation, itís important to act as quickly as you can to eliminate them from your house.
Here at ePestSolutions, we understand that flea infestations are harmful for your pets and your family. Their bites are painful, and they can carry diseases. But, we carry a long line of products that are made especially to treat and eliminate fleas from your home. Once only available for professional application, many flea solutions have been approved and made available for DIY pest control, and at a fraction of the pricetag! Our seasoned employees will be able to help you choose exactly which product is perfect for your home.
ePestSolutions offers a wide range of options to best fit each unique flea infestation situation and to ensure limited risk for future occurrence of infestations. Flea kits are available for convenience and can assist in easy and efficient elimination of these common household pests. In addition, ePestSolutions also offers products that can be applied to pets as well, to ensure that fleas never reenter your home.
Some treatment methods for fleas include flea traps, flea baits, foggers, bug bombs, aerosols and insect growth regulators. Foggers, like our Pro Control Plus Total Release Fogger, can be especially effective, as they suffocate the fleas right inside your home. For the eco-friendly homeowner, we offer Essentriaô D Dust Insecticide, which is a dust you can spread in the carpeting and on fabrics in your home. You can even use this on your animal to kill the fleas on them! Sprays, such as out Petcor Flea Spray, work in much the same way as dusts, and should be spread along carpeting and fabrics. And, just like the dust, this spray can be used to treat dogs and cats that are infected with fleas.
Choosing an insecticide for outdoors as well as indoors is the ideal option, because it is likely that your fleas came from outside your home and infiltrated your house. Because we know this, our outdoor Bifen Lawn & Perimeter granules allow you to kill all the fleas that are outdoors too. So, when you let your dog outside to play, it wonít track fleas back into the house to start the whole process over again.
Even the most enthusiastic pet lovers have panic evoked at the mention of the flea, and a combination of preventative measures and quick reactive treatments will remove fleas from your pets and homes. Once you determine that you have a flea infestation, it is important to begin treatment as soon as possible. With the products we offer on our website, your flea treatment will be a breeze.
The first step to take in flea treatment for your home is actually flea treatment for your pet. Taking your animal to the veterinarian to get all of the fleas off of their body is an important step in keeping fleas out of your home permanently. If your pet remains a host for fleas, they will just track fleas right back into your house once you think youíve gotten rid of them.
Once youíve taken your pet out of the house to get treated for fleas, you can clean and purge your home for fleas. You should begin by washing your petís beds and vacuuming everywhere. To ensure that fleas donít get out of the bag, you should throw it away as soon as youíre done vacuuming your whole house. Next, you should remove all the furniture from your living space and begin treating your home with insecticide. You can use an aerosol spray, being sure to get underneath heavy pieces of furniture, in cracks and crevices, and underneath all rugs. If you decide to use a spray, make sure you let the spray dry before walking in your room.
One other option for eliminating fleas is to buy some foggers for your home. Typical households need around three foggers, and foggers should be released while you are out of the house. After covering all food and utensils, releasing foggers will suffocate any fleas that are in your house. But, you and your pets will need to remain out of the house for several hours while the foggers eliminate the fleas.
And thatís it! If you follow these simple steps to eliminating the fleas in your home, you will live a flea-free life.
One of the best ways to ensure that fleas donít enter your home again is to continually treat your pet for fleas. You should make sure you apply topical flea medication directly to your petís skin, instead of getting it on your petís hair. If you put it on your petís hair instead of directly on their skin, it will rub off easier and will also not be nearly as effective at deterring fleas. Also, make sure you apply it far up enough that they canít lick the medication off.
Some other helpful tips for eliminating fleas from your home include regular vacuuming and cleaning. You also can apply sprays, like our Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray Flea Control, to prevent fleas from nesting in your carpeting for up to seven months.
By taking preventative measures with your home and your pet, you will greatly decrease the chances of a flea infestation in your home. But, if you do happen to get an infestation, ePestSolutions will be right there with you to help you choose the product that will best suit you and your home.
Here at ePestSolutions, we know that you and your pets want fleas out of your home as soon as possible. We take the time to know the features of all of our products, which means that our staff members can direct you towards which products fit your situation best. We know that youíll get the results you want and more when you use one of our high-quality products. Donít let your flea infestation go untreatedócall ePestSolutions today to get started finding the products that will help you exterminate all of the fleas in your home.
Flea control products are available in a wide range of options to best fit each unique situation, and to ensure limited risk for future occurrence. Even the most enthusiastic pet lovers have panic evoked at the mention of the flea, and a combination of preventative measures and quick reactive treatments will remove fleas from your pets and homes. Once only available for professional application, many flea solutions have been approved and made available for DIY pest control, and at a fraction of the pricetag!