Fleas are small, flightless insects that are external parasites, meaning they live off the blood they suck from humans and animals. When fleas bite, they leave itchy red bumps on the skin and can spread diseases. If you have noticed these red bumps on yourself or on your pets, there is a good chance that you’re dealing with a flea infestation in your home. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how you can go about getting rid of the flea infestation in your home! If you’re a resident of the Greater New Orleans area that is dealing with a flea problem, Pied Piper Pest Control is here to help! We offer pest control solutions for fleas and a wide range of other pests throughout the New Orleans area! Contact us today by giving us a call at (504) 366-1333 or by filling out the contact form on our website!
Treat Your Pets
The first step for effective flea removal is to cut them off at the source: your pets. While you may find fleas in your carpets or on your furniture, these insects prefer to live on their hosts, which is why the first step should always be treating your pets with flea medicine. There are several flea medicines for pets, including flea collars, topical treatments, or oral medications. Be sure to give your pets flea medicine on the same day that you’ll be defleaing the rest of your home!
Wash Your Pet’s Bed
The next step for eliminating the fleas in your home is to wash your bed and any surfaces that your pet sleeps or sits on. Put your sheets and blankets directly into the washing machine, then into the dryer on a high heat setting. Do the same with your pet’s bed if it is washable.
The next step for getting rid of fleas is to vacuum your home thoroughly. Start with your carpets and rugs, then move on to your furniture. Make sure that you’re vacuuming under and behind furniture, even in places you wouldn’t normally vacuum. Once you’re finished, empty the vacuum into a trash bag outdoors so that none of the fleas can escape back into your home.
Use Flea Insecticides
Using an insecticide will prevent fleas from reproducing. Choose an insecticide that contains ICR, or insect growth regulator, which will prevent the fleas from reproducing. Apply the insecticide on carpets, rugs, and other soft surfaces where fleas may be lurking. Be sure to keep your pets and family members out of the house for a few hours while the insecticides dry.
Hire A Pest Control Professional
The safest & most effective way to get rid of the flea infestation in your home is to hire a pest control professional. At Pied Piper Pest Control, our team has years of experience providing solutions for flea infestations! Not only will we exterminate the fleas that are currently living in your home, but we’ll help prevent them from coming back!
Contact Pied Piper Pest Control!
Pied Piper Pest Control provides pest control services for fleas and a wide range of other pests throughout the Greater New Orleans area! If you have any additional questions about fleas or believe that you may have an infestation in your New Orleans area home or building, contact Pied Piper Pest Control right away! Our team has years of experience dealing with these pests and will ensure that they won’t come back once they’re gone! Give us a call today at (504) 366-1333 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!