Anyone that has had fleas in their home will know how infuriating they are! The sensation of fleas crawling on your legs is irritating, flea bites can be painful and itchy and it can be extremely difficult to eradicate them. Fleas also have the ability to transmit disease and were in fact involved in transmitting the deadly bubonic plague which took millions of human lives during the middle ages and beginning of the 20th century.
The initial step in flea control is to locate the source of the infestation. If your pet is infested with fleas it is necessary to undertake a flea management program with products such as Brovecto, Frontline or Advantix.
Before a successful flea treatment can be undertaken it is necessary to ensure all grass is mown short and all floor surfaces, especially along skirting boards and under furniture, mats etc. are vacuumed thoroughly. The contents of the vacuum bag should then be destroyed.
A professional flea treatment involves a blanket spraying of all infested areas to both the interior and exterior of the premises. The control of fleas can be a lengthy process, the insecticides kill adult fleas but any eggs left on the floor will not be killed until they hatch and they may not hatch until they have favourable conditions such warmer weather or vibrations.
To ensure the success of a flea treatment, continued house keeping is important. Make sure floors are vacuumed and cleaned regularly and ensure pets are regularly checked and treated for fleas.