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What You Shouldn't Do When You Find Fleas In Your Home

February 22, 2018

dog with fleas

Fleas are so frustrating! They can even infest houses without cats or dogs present. They give irritating little bites that cause a lot of itching and scratching, plus if you have a pet, you know how much they can suffer from flea bites as well. There is also a potential for secondary infections from scratching, as well as allergic reactions to the fleas’ saliva that can cause pets to chew a spot to the point of hair loss and infection. On top of how annoying they are, they are difficult to get rid of, and while there is a ton of advice on the internet on how to get rid of fleas, much of the advice is neither practical or effective. 

Here is what you shouldn’t do when you find fleas in your home:

  • Do not ignore the fleas. They won’t go away on their own. They will just become a bigger problem, cause more issues, and be harder to get rid of in the end.

  • You do not need to get rid of your pets. You love your pets and they are part of your family. It isn’t necessary to get rid of them since there are other options to get rid of the fleas.

  • Resist putting mothballs in your vacuum. This can create some noxious vapors and cause serious skin irritations. Mothballs can be much more dangerous than you think.

  • Use over-the-counter flea bombs. These are often toxic and ineffective and can contaminate personal belongings and surfaces in your home that can make you, your family, and your pets sick. They do not penetrate carpet fibers where eggs and larvae are hiding. It’s important to kill fleas at all stages in order to effectively eradicate them.

So what should you do? Pet owners will want to use a vet-approved medicine that kills fleas, larvae, and eggs. This will keep your pet flea free, as well as significantly lessening the fleas' ability to feed and reproduce. For persistent infestations, you'll also want to call Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions, giving you fast access to efficient and effective control. We are your premier choice for professional pest solutions in South Florida. Nozzle Nolen is here to take away all of your pest pressures so that you can enjoy more time with your friends and family. We serve West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Tequesta and Jupiter, Stuart, and Vero Beach as well as many other areas throughout South Florida. Give us a call today for more information about our residential and commercial services at Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions.


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