Living in the South, you know that pests are active year-round. You are more acutely aware of this if you have pets that treat your home like a revolving door. While your pet is out, they become a magnet for fleas. There are several ways that pets can get fleas, but the two most common are rolling in the sand or coming into contact with another animal with fleas. If your dog or cat happens to be white, they are even more attractive to the little critters. If you have fleas in your home, you may have experienced the same thing when wearing a pair of white socks. So, all of this begs the question, “how do you get rid of fleas?” With that in mind, let’s look at how you can get rid of fleas.

Strike First

Don’t wait until your pets have been gallivanting around your neighborhood, visiting every cat or dog they see, stop the flea infestation before it happens. How? Flea preventive is the best way to achieve that goal. A flea preventive for your species of pet (cat or dog) placed at the base of the neck monthly usually keeps your pet flea-free.

What If Fleas Are Already Infesting My Home?

The previous advice is the first step in getting fleas out of your home. You don’t want them to suffer from flea bites and develop a condition such as flea anemia. Apply a flea preventative as the first step in your battle against fleas.

Deep Clean Carpets And Furniture

If you have carpet and cloth-covered furniture, have both deep-cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner. Fleas are obstinate creatures and are difficult to get rid of from your carpet. Applying an over-the-counter insect killer may prove ineffective in ridding your carpet and furniture of fleas; they like to lay their eggs at the bottom of carpet fiber, where often bug spray won’t reach it. The most useful way to rid your carpet of fleas is by having it deep cleaned, getting rid of both these tiny pests and their eggs.

Bring Us In

Ultimately, a professional exterminator is the best way to rid your home of a flea infestation before it grows too large to control. A professional exterminator has far more knowledge of how to deal with fleas and hit them where they hide. If you choose to get rid of fleas all by yourself, you may be looking at months or more of spraying and respraying your home to reduce the numbers. A professional exterminator is always the best bet when it comes to getting rid of fleas.

If You Have A Flea Infestation, Advanced Pest Control of Alabama Can Wipe Them Out

Fleas are some of the most uncomfortable pests to deal with. Don’t suffer with them! Call us now at 251-981-3000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free inspection and estimate.

From there, a staff member will be in touch to discuss how we can rid your home of fleas. Don’t let fleas rule your home.

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