How To Clear Your House Of Fleas
If you have pets, then you know that they can have fleas. When they do have fleas, then your entire house will have fleas. This is because the fleas can live in your carpet and your sofas and any place else in your home. You will first of all have to treat your pets. This means that you will have to take your pet to the vet for some medication. You may also get a flea collar.
Once your pet has been treated, then you will have to thin about the next step. You will want to vacuum your entire house. This will not only get rid of the fleas, but also the eggs. You will have to do a very good job though. This will mean moving everything out of the way. You will have to move your furniture out of the way. Sometimes vacuuming may not get rid of all the fleas. So you may also have to treat the areas.
One of the things that you can do is use cedar chips. I love it in closets but apparently fleas do not like the smell. So they will try to get away from it. You can put the cedar chips in corners where sometimes you may not have been able to vacuum well. You can also put them under beds and also furniture if you were not able to move that piece of furniture in order to vacuum. You can also put them on door threshold s or window sills so that they do not come in. You can also put in under your bedding to keep them away from you when you are sleeping.
If you do not have little kids, you may also think about putting salt in your carpets and leaving it there for a week or 10 days. This is because the salt will attach to the fleas and cause the flea to bleed. This is because it scrapes the fleas. The salt should not be coarse. It should be very fine. After about a week or so, you can vacuum your carpet. Make sure you clean your vacuum after you have done this. If you have vacuum bags, then you will want to get rid of your vacuum bad. If you just have the canister, just make sure that you dump out the contents of the canister carefully so that they do not spill out.
You can also spray the affected ares of your house with a lemon solution. You can make this yourself. Just put one lemon into some water and bring to boil. You have to slice the lemon of course. Leave the mixture for a while so that it becomes stronger. Then you can put it into a bottle and spray the areas that you want. The good thing about this is that your house will smell fresh.
You also will have to wash all your linens and other items. You should especially wash anything that your pet has lain on. You should also wash all the rugs in your home. You will also have to wash the upholstery of your furniture. You can use a cloth and warm soapy water to do this. Make sure that you give it a thorough scrub.
If the infestation is strong, you may also want to use sprays that have insect growth regulator. This is for the larvae. This spray will stop the larvae from becoming fleas. Larvae are the most difficult to get rid of because they end up at the bottom of the rug and vacuuming may not suck them all out. Also, the larvae can live for a long time. In fact the larvae can live for months at a time. You may also want to use botanical dust. Make sure it is mixed with Borate acid. This mixture is safe but make sure that you use a mask. You do not want to breathe it in. Just dust the mixture over everything. Make sure you vacuum after 24 hours.
If your house is infested with fleas, then it is very likely that you may also get flea bites. So be sure to check yourself and see if you have any bites on you. They can itchy. Sometimes they can also be painful. They will look like small red bumps on your skin.
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