Fleas can be a serious problem, not only for your pets, but for yourself, your home, and your business. Even though we typically associate fleas with dogs and cats, fleas can actually be a problem for a wide range of pets, including rats, birds, and other pests that may also be infesting your home. A fleas’ tiny size makes them difficult to deal with but it’s not impossible. It’s important to know the possible dangers of fleas and the best ways to get rid of them.

The Dangers Fleas Pose to You and Your Pets

While fleas don’t typically pose a serious threat to humans beyond skin irritation, there is a chance that you can have an allergic reaction from their bite, which can lead to swelling and even a rash. If you’re not careful and scratch too much, it can lead to an open wound and increase your chances of getting an infection. Your pets are typically even more likely to suffer from an infection because they tend to scratch more frequently. Not only that, but fleas can contain different parasites, and when ingested by your pet it can end up causing serious health complications.

How to Deal with Fleas

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There are several tips for flea prevention to keep them off your pets, out of your home, and to even stop them from being a problem in the first place. By following these tips and consulting with an expert, you’ll be in a better position to handle your flea problem.

Protecting Your Pet

Using a flea comb on your pet is the first step to take towards getting rid of your flea problem. Make sure to be thorough, while not being too aggressive. While combing your pet, don’t forget to dispose of the fleas in a dish of soapy water or other pest killing chemicals to prevent them from causing more issues; just make sure to use ones that are safe for your pets. The second step is to shampoo your pet with flea shampoo to keep them from attaching to your pet again. The third and final step is to clean your pet’s bedding and other things that they frequently use every couple of days. After washing the bedding, make sure to dry it using high heat to kill off any fleas that might be left over.

Keeping Your House Safe

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Fleas don’t only live on your pets, but throughout your home as well. Making sure that your house is clean will help towards getting rid of the fleas that are bothering you. Just like with your pet’s bedding, it’s important to clean your own bedding and use high heat to try it off. Vacuuming the floors is another good way to get rid of any fleas that may be lurking around, or even the eggs they leave behind. Steam cleaning your carpet and furniture can also assist in getting rid of the fleas and their eggs. Finally, using chemicals is a great way of flea prevention, as it’s extremely effective at destroying all traces of fleas. It’s best to consult with a pest removal service to ensure that the proper steps are taken to protect your pets and your home.

The Best Option For Flea Prevention

Taking care of your pets is an important part of flea prevention but without making sure that your house is free of fleas the problem will only continue. If you’re looking for a reliable pest control service then Prevent Pest Control is a great choice. For more information contact us at (440) 517-5838 or visit our website.

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