How can I prevent a flea infestation?

How can I prevent a flea infestation?

There are a few tips that people should follow to prevent fleas from becoming an itchy nuisance.

Around the House

  • Maintain a clean home. Practicing good sanitation is key to avoiding an infestation.
  • Vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently, and wash ben linens regularly, to remove any existing fleas and help prevent the laying of eggs.
  • Since fleas can transport themselves on rodents, it’s important to eliminate any rodent harborage points by keeping the lawn properly landscaped. This includes mowing the lawn on a regular basis, replacing loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows, and removing all moisture sites around the property.

Pet Care

  • Check pets’ coats thoroughly for fleas, especially after spending time outdoors. Be aware of excessive scratching and licking.
  • Bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals.
  • Wash pet bedding, collars and plush toys frequently.
  • Speak to a veterinarian about flea prevention treatments.

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Smithereen Pest Management provides IPM pest services to residential and commercial clients in Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. http://www.smithereen.com/
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