Now’s the Time to Think About Flea Control

flea controlWarm weather has many advantages, but if there are pets in your household, summer can also mean an increase in pest-related concerns. Fleas tend to become most active in hot weather, and summer is also a high-risk time for ticks—which of course can spread diseases that are dangerous for both humans and pets.

Fortunately, there are some relatively easy steps you can take to prevent fleas and ticks from ruining your summer. But you want to act quickly, because it may take some time to conquer these pests, especially if they’ve already started making themselves at home on your pet. So don’t delay!

If you’ve already spotted some fleas on your pet’s fur, get your pet to the groomers for a flea dip right away (or you can give them a bath with flea shampoo yourself at home). At the same time, perform a thorough flea-removal process on your home. Vacuum carpets and furniture carefully—and be sure to discard the vacuum bag immediately when you’re finished. Wash bedding in hot water, and treat furniture, carpets and other materials with a flea spray.

Here’s the most important part of the flea control process: you must also prevent new generations of fleas from taking over. Using an insect spray with an insect growth regulator will help accomplish that, as it prevents fleas from reproducing and keeps eggs from developing.

To make things simple, consider using a flea control kit. It contains everything you need for this process, all in one handy package. ePest has a variety of flea control kits and other flea treatment products available to help you solve this problem quickly.

Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.