All furniture, carpets, cracks in the floor, bare floors, corners, behind doors, and anywhere else that dust collects. This will pick up most of the eggs, but larvae will latch onto carpet fibers and stick around. Make sure you warn the cleaners about the fleas and remove infested animals. Another process is for you to shampoo the carpet with insecticidal carpet shampoo or have a pest control professionally apply an infrared heat treatment to the carpet, which kills all stages of flea. Beware however, this type of infrared heat treatment can cost a lot.
Drench your pets usual resting areas with lots of soap and water to drown any fleas that may be waiting for his return. Bathe one to two times daily with soap. Insecticidal shampoos are available but are not always necessary. Comb daily with a special flea comb designed to drag fleas out of hiding and dispose of any rousted fleas in soapy water. You may also want to record daily the number of fleas removed so you can identify any population increase before it becomes a problem. Please be very careful when applying flea treatments to yourself and your pets.
Only use treatments that are meant for the animal you are going to use it on. Flea treatments meant for dogs and the environment can easily KILL cats. Wash your pet with soapy water. Insecticidal cat and dog flea shampoos are available but not necessary. Safer’s flea shampoo is one of the least toxic varieties. Comb your pet daily with a special flea comb that is designed to extract fleas and dispose of any you find in soapy water. This method works best on short haired animals.
You may want to talk to your pet’s veterinarian before giving the animal a bath to ensure the pet’s safety. You can also pay to have a professional bathe your dog at your local pet supply store. Restrict pets to areas that are easily cleaned. Fleas love the carpet so be sure to vacuum as often as you can since the previously applied steam cleaning can trigger any remaining eggs to hatch. Remember to dispose of vacuum bags immediately after use. Provide a bedding for your pet that is easily removed and cleaned.
Lay towels anywhere your pets like to lounge, and wash them all every week until the fleas are gone, and every two weeks after that. Comb your pets daily with the special flea comb and record the number of fleas you find in the first 5-10 strokes so you can identify any surges in the population. Flick any fleas that are removed into soapy water to kill them and if a population spike occurs, bathe the pet. Just a few last words for you before you begin your battle with the fleas. These products will keep eggs, larvae, and pupae from evolving into adults, but will do nothing to control pre-existing adults. Citrus peel extracts are among the safer treatments, but you need both limonene and linalool to kill fleas in all 4 stages of growth so make sure you choose a product that contains both of them.
Use these for spot cleaning and beddings, but not entire rooms or outdoors. Use only EPA registered products directly on people or pets, as a poorly refined citrus extract can cause harm and even the death of your pet. Always consult your vet first. Flea collars work by constantly emitting poisonous vapors that kill any fleas on the animal. Unfortunately, these vapors can also be harmful to the pets and people that they are supposed to protect so use them sparingly and only for as long as needed. Frontline is a great product that rids pets of fleas, ticks, and any other harmful insects.
This can protect your pet from lyme disease. If any of the previous techniques are not enough, it’s time to call a professional and put the task in their hands. Before using any of the previously mentioned products, be sure to consult with your Veterinarian. The author of this instructable is in no way liable for any damage done to people or property while following this guide. These nasty creatures bit me. All lower parts of legs were in bites. I think it’s better to leave such work to the professionals. Two years i have fleas in my garage, cant do nothing with that, i try to make poison for them, make traps but nothing,after few days they come back, so, maybe try 1 of this methods on practice? My cat passed away almost 3 weeks ago and I still have fleas. She was 19 and never had fleas in her life until these last 3 months.