Easy & Fast Way to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Pets & in Your Home
Keeping fleas off your pets can be a challenging endeavor, especially if fleas are a year-round problem where you live. Fleas can jump onto you and live in your house and in your pets’ bedding if you don’t eradicate the problem. Luckily, there is a way to remove fleas from your home and keep them out permanently. Flea systemics that contain both an adultcide and an insect growth regulator that you apply on your pet or give in pill form will put an end to your pet’s misery.
You can purchase the systemics directly from your veterinarian, from a veterinary supply house, or from certain Internet and brick and mortar pet supply stores. Be sure to choose one that has both adultcides and insect growth regulators. The flea systemics are either in a topical, spot-on form that you apply or a tablet that you give once a month.
Things You’ll Need
- Pet shampoo
- Flea systemic such as Frontline Plus, Revolution or Advantage
- Flea comb
- Jar with rubbing alcohol in it
- Vacuum cleaner
- Dog flea collar
- Washer and dryer
- Laundry detergent
- Bathe your pets with a good-quality pet shampoo.
Comb your pet with a flea comb after its fur is dry. Deposit any fleas into the jar of alcohol to kill them.
Apply flea systemic according to directions.
Wash all pet bedding in hot, soapy water or throw out old bedding and purchase new.
Snip a small piece (about 2 inches) of flea collar and put in the vacuum cleaner bag or dust bin.
Wash all human bedding in hot, soapy water.
Vacuum the mattresses.
Vacuum the entire house including carpets, furniture and rugs.
Dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag or contents of the vacuum dust bin in an outdoor trash receptacle.
If you suspect that the infestation is in your clothing, wash your clothing in hot, soapy water.
Take a shower to rid yourself of any fleas.
Apply the systemic once a month or as directed by the packaging.
Tips and Warnings
- If you still haven’t eliminated the fleas, contact your veterinarian about other alternatives using pesticides. He can recommend pesticides that will not interact with the systemics and are safe for your pets.
- Only use a systemic that is made for your pet’s particular species and weight.
- Never use dog systemics on a cat as this could be fatal to your cat.
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