Here in Texas, it seems that flea season simply never comes to an end! For those of you who are constantly struggling to rid your pets and homes of fleas, we totally understand the trouble! Today we’re setting out to discuss different methods you can use to get rid of these pesky pests for good. Or, you know, at least for a while!
Everything Must Happen All At Once
When treating your home for fleas, it’s imperative that you treat everything at the same time, including your pets! This is because fleas lay eggs, which hatch, grow into larvae, and eventually become adult fleas. In order to stop the cycle, we have to treat everything at the same time, sometimes multiple times.
Everything Must Be Vacuumed
Cleaning the floors is very important when it comes to killing fleas. Keep your carpet vacuumed, and your tile or hardwood swept and mopped! It’s not uncommon to still see fleas even weeks after you’ve treated your home. Just keep vacuuming, and stay on top of the routine.
Everything Must Be Washed
Wash all of your bedding, including your pets’ bedding (fleas love to hang out there)! Fleas can also hide inside the actual stuffing in the bedding, so be sure you’re washing the entire bed. Also wash your dogs plush toys and blankets; we can’t forget about those.
If you’re struggling to rid your home of fleas, we highly recommend treating your pets either orally or topically, and then having your carpet steam cleaned by the professionals. A professional-grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep within the fibers of your carpet and eradicate anything living, or dead. Fleas and allergens alike will be removed from your carpet; it’ll feel like magic! Give The Steam Team a call today for help treating your home for fleas.