Flea Guide: natural home flea remedies and retail flea treatments

How to Get Rid of Fleas

I explain how to get rid of Fleas in your home and yard and keep them at bay …

 

When you discover your dog or cat has Fleas, there are three places you must treat in order to become a Flea-free zone.

Those three places are: Your Pet, Your House, and Your Yard. If you Flea treat one area only, because of the Flea Lifecycle – Fleas will be back within a month.

 




1) Treat Your Pet for Fleas
Give your dog or cat a Capstar tablet, this will start killing Fleas on your pet within 30 minutes. Then give your pet a Flea bath. The following day – apply a topical Flea treatment such as Frontline Plus or Advantage II.

 

How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dog and Cat, in your House and in your Yard2) Treat Your House for Fleas
Wash everything in your house your pet touches, in hot water. Place in dryer on a high-heat dry setting. Vacuum your house thoroughly several times. Don’t forget to vacuum and treat any places your dog or cat spends time, such as your car, the pet carrier, garage and/or basement. Outside your house, remove the vacuum bag and place in another bag and and dispose of in the outside garbage. If your vacuum is bagless, take the vacuum outside, empty the vacuum container into a bag, tie the top and place in your outside garbage can. Don’t empty your vacuum in the house, because live Fleas can escape back into your home.

Spray corners of your house and carpet with a Natural Flea Home Spray, or lightly distribute Diatomaceous Earth (food grade). Treat your pet with a monthly Flea treatment such as Frontline or Advantage to keep Fleas away. Continue to vacuum your house thoroughly several times a week to pick up Fleas that haven’t hatched yet, and you missed getting with the first vacuuming. Also wash your pet’s bedding and toys often. Here’s a complete list of Flea Treatments.


3) Treat Your Yard for Fleas

Clear debris from your yard and spray with a soap spray or professional Flea Yard Spray and repeat every month.

Dusting your yard with Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) doesn’t harm humans or animals in the yard, but it does kill the Fleas.

Diatomaceous Earth also kills a variety of other insects. This powder is porous and when Fleas come into contact with it, they die of dehydration. Diatomaceous Earth should be applied in dry weather conditions, as it will wash away after watering or rain.

More yard Flea clean-up tips.

 

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