Suitable Pet Flea Control

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When you look at the context of pet flea control you must examine ways of eliminating the growth or spread of fleas in the petís environment. Treatment is very important to you, your pet and your home. If you do not take the controlling of fleas seriously, then an infestation could develop in your home and you will have a big job on your hands to get rid of it.

There are several examples of pet flea control and some of these are listed below:

  • Repellent
  • Sprays
  • Powders
  • Shampoos
  • Wipes
  • Collars
  • Pet Grooming
  • Flea Pills
  • Traps
  • Bombs
  • Foggers

The end goal is parasite extermination so look for proven methods that work. As you need to stop any growth or spread, you may require using more than one type of treatment.

Firstly, you need to establish where the parasites are, how your pet has picked them up and where the pet may have spread them to. Once you know this, you can look to tackle their breeding ground whilst clearing your pet of fleas and any other affected area in the home or where the pet lives/sleeps/travels.

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Flea Control Pets

Fleas can establish themselves in all areas of the house and yard, so a thorough investigation should be undertaken. Check furniture, pet bedding, carpets, curtains and any other suitable environment for reproduction where the pet may have been. This includes any cars, vans or trucks the pet has been in as well as the yard, your lawn and any suitable areas outside, but near to, your property. Infestations usually take place where pets (or the 'host') live and sleep, so ensure that all dog or cat baskets are sanitised and any bedding is washed and dried on a high heat. If the bedding is full of parasites and can be replaced, dispose of the bedding in a sealed bag and thoroughly clean before putting any new bedding down for the pet.

Once the fleasí whereabouts have been determined, you will need to destroy them in two ways - target the adult pests (with an adulticide) and kill off any eggs that may have been laid (with an insect growth regulator). This must be exercised, otherwise pets may become infested again. Foggers can assist you in this process, but ensure you read the directions and understand them before use.

Whilst fogging the fleas, you should look to tackle the parasites that are on your pets. Your veterinarian will be able to suggest the most appropriate method for your type of animal, but as stated above there are several types of control you could take. It is important to apply all treatments at the same time to avoid the fleas returning.

Flea Control for Pets

  • Controlling pets flees is vital for the health and happiness for both your pets and the home. If your animals are allowed to walk and carry parasites around the home, you may have to pay out a lot of money to have the place cleared completely of these small pests
  • Ask your local vet what the most suitable meds are, what precautions you can take and the best ways to avoid parasites
  • See our natural and home remedy articles to see if you can add any supplements to your pet's meals to help repel fleas and other small pests
  • Regular cleaning, washing, bathing and shampooing of both your house pets, their living area, the home, yard and family vehicles should be exercised. It may not completely prevent parasites but it will enable you to keep them to a minimum and avoid full on infestations
 
 

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