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How to Get Rid of Fleas

Although many homeowners struggle with do it yourself flea control remedies the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.

The thought of fleas in the home is enough to make your skin crawl, however, it can happen through no fault of your own. Pets can pick up fleas other places or animals and transport them home. Once they appear, you’ll want to get rid of them quickly.

Tips on Getting Rid of Fleas

If you catch the problem early enough, there are a few things you can do to get rid of fleas. For a flea-free home, here are a few tips:

  • Vacuum carpets and furnishings where pets sleep to remove fleas and eggs. Use the strongest suction that will not damage the fabric. Empty the vacuum cleaner bag directly into a sealable plastic bag and immediately discard it outside your home.

  • Wash pet bedding regularly in hot water to kill flea eggs, larvae, and adults within cocoons.

  • Take care when transferring bedding, rugs, etc, to avoid spreading flea eggs.

  • Consider placing pet beds in areas without carpets such as on wooden floors.

  • Use a flea comb to groom your pets regularly and wash their beds weekly (ideally at temperatures 50°c and above).

  • Talk to your vet if your pet is scratching or biting its fur. They can treat your pet with recommended flea sprays or powders.

Flea Treatments

If you want to ensure complete removal of fleas, simply contact our experts.

Adelaide Pest Control technicians are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state certified, fully licensed and insured applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their proficiency as some of the best technicians in the industry.

As most live in the area local to you - they have great local knowledge of each species and use that insight when developing a pest control program for your home. They can quickly and effectively eradicate this pest leaving you free of the fear and nuisance that fleas bring. They also have respect for you, your home, your family and your time.