5 Proven Methods To Get Rid of Fleas In The House
Fleas breaching into our homes is a common problem, especially if you have a pet at home. These pests are super annoying as they are persistent and love to hide in places, you can’t really find them. These small, jumpy nuisances multiple like crazy, so it’s important to tackle the issue fast. Here is how to get rid of fleas in the house.
Fleas breaching into our homes is a common problem
While getting rid of fleas on your pets isn’t a hard task, getting rid of them from your home can be a whole other thing. Even if you rid your fluffy friend of these pests, that doesn’t guarantee that they haven’t already made their way into your home and nestled into your furniture and clothes. And the longer you leave it, the more they multiply. So, it’s important to tackle this as fast as possible. Here are some methods you can try out. And remember, if the infestation seems likes it’s gotten out of your hands, you can always call for some pest control.
The longer you leave it, the more they multiply
Baking soda is a powerhouse. You can use it to clean your house and even rid yourself of ants. But did you know that this pantry staple can also help you remove a flea infestation. Fleas can be quite dangerous to humans, as very carry a ton of diseases. That’s why it’s very important to tackle this infestation as quick as possible. A good method is to use baking soda. Fleas love to burrow themselves in places with carpets, rugs, beds and so on. So, all you need to do is sprinkle the place with some baking soda, rub it in well and then vacuum. While you may need to repeat this method a couple of times, it will remove all the fleas eventually. It’s a safe method that works well if smaller infestations.
It’s very important to tackle this infestation as quick as possible
#Lemon or Rosemary Spray
While it’s easy to go straight to the chemicals when trying to deal with an infestation, it’s better to take a look at more sustainable, human and pet friendly solutions. There are plenty of organic pest control ideas you can try out. For example, these homemade bug sprays. Made from common household items, these sprays are effective when it comes to fighting fleas. Thanks to its acidic qualities, lemon makes a great natural flea spray. Simply boil some water and lemon together. Let it cool down overnight and then pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake and spray all the affected areas. If you don’t like the smell of citrus, you can also make a rosemary infused spray. Just repeat the process but with rosemary instead of lemon.
Thanks to its acidic qualities, lemon makes a great natural flea spray
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#Use High Heat
If the fleas have gotten onto your bed, the best thing you can do is fight them with heat. If the infestation is mild, and you’ve noticed the fleas like to hang around your bed, not to be mistaken with bed bugs, you can get rid of it by washing your bedding in some hot water and soap. Use the hottest possible water that your bedding material can tolerate. This also goes for any fabric and clothing that may have also been exposed to the fleas. Use your normal detergent and make sure to dry out the clothes or bedding on a high heat to kill any remaining eggs or larva, as they can be tougher to get rid of. Make sure to also do this for your pet’s bedding and blankets.
Use the hottest possible water that your bedding material can tolerate
Steam cleaners are a blessing in disguise. While steam cleaners are mostly used to deep-clean floors, they can also be a good solution for fighting fleas inside your home. As long as your steamer can heat the water to at least 100 degrees C or 212 degrees F, it will get the job done. Thanks to the soap and heat combination the fleas will be gone with minimal efforts. Vacuum the area well first, and then apply the steam. Just make sure to leave the mattress, rug, etc. to fully dry out afterwards. Leaving you with a flee-free space. A bonus is that the steamer can also get rid of dirt and odors!
Steam cleaners are a blessing in disguise
Sometimes all you need is a really strong vacuum, and you’ll be flea-free in no time. Make sure to use a vacuum that is engineered to be powerful. Something that can easily tackle pet hair, dirt, dander, and fleas! Take your vacuum and clean extensively with it. We’re talking everything – the mattress, the floors, any upholstery. All the cracks and tight spaces you can reach! Of course, this works with milder infestations, but it’s still an effective method. Remember, once you are done, toss the bag or empty it away from your home.
Sometimes all you need is a really strong vacuum
These were all the tips and tricks we have on how to get rid of fleas in the house. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can easily rid yourself of this infestation and enjoy a flea-free home.
Now you can easily rid yourself of this infestation
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