No one wants their house infested with fleas and many people don't realise that this can actually happen! When a room or house is infested with fleas, you'd be sure to know it as you'd be seeing fleas jumping everywhere (maybe not everywhere but still, not a pleasant sight!) and you might start getting a little itchy too!
Fleas are wingless insects that feed off the blood of mammals and birds. Getting rid of fleas can be an incredibly long task, therefore as soon as you notice signs of fleas on your pets, you should deal with this as soon as possible. Fleas reproduce on their host, and the eggs take around two days to two weeks to hatch and then it takes about one to two weeks for the flea to be fully developed.
How to get rid of fleas in your home
Getting to the root of the problem is always a good starting point, i.e. your pet and their bedding! Wash any pet bedding immediately, if you think the bed is too infested, I would recommend throwing it away and start fresh. Treat your pet with Frontline Spot on products, as the treatment kills fleas within 24 hours of contact thus preventing reinfestation. Vacuum the house thoroughly and frequently, make sure you don't miss areas where your pet has been sitting or lying down on, such as the sofa, beds, cushions and on top of furniture.
How to treat a flea infested house
After vacuuming the whole house, try and find a room where you can lock your pet away for a short time, so that you can treat the rest of the house. There are a couple of products that I have used in the past and they have both worked really well. The first time I had a flea infested room, I went straight for the flea room fogger and it worked wonders. You will need to use the room fogger when you're not in the house, so make sure you lock your pet in a different room, somewhere safe.
You would be pleased to know that the room fogger prevents hatching eggs from developing into fleas. If you have a heavy infestation in your house, make sure you open cupboards and treat areas with a second application. 4Fleas Room Fogger will also kill ants, cockroaches, ticks, earwigs, silverfish, other bristletails, centipedes, spiders and beetles on contact.
The flea fogger bomb should not be used on animals. Windows and doors should be closed for at least two hours, make sure that you do not enter the room during this time, then open the windows for air circulation for about 30 minutes or so.
Another product that I have used and still use to this day to prevent any possible flea infestation is the Indorex Flea Spray. You can spray this on areas where your pet likes to sit on, such as their bedding, on top of furniture or on the sofa. A single application of Indorex flea spray will kill fleas and provides flea control for at least one year. This preventative flea spray has got over 3,000 positive reviews and it is one of the best products that you should always have in your household, especially if you have more than one pet at home. Link to flea spray products below: