How To Keep Fleas And Ticks Out Of Your Home
Fleas and ticks are common pests. Your home is at an even greater risk for being infested if you have a dog or cat. Fortunately, there are ways that you can keep fleas and ticks out of your home.
Check Your Pet
You should check your pet for fleas and ticks on a regular basis. Even if you keep your pet indoors, you should still check them for fleas and ticks. Use a comb to look for fleas and ticks. You should also look for signs of fleas and ticks. For example, if your pet keeps scratching, then this could be a sign of a flea or tick infestation.
Treat Your Pet
Even your pet does not have any fleas or ticks, you should start treating them for these problems. There are many flea and tick treatments available. You can use collars, shampoos and spray-on treatments. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about the treatments that are right for them.
Keep Your Home Clean
Fleas and ticks can still get in your home if it is clean. However, you will be making your home less attractive to fleas and ticks by keeping it clean. Flea and ticks can hide in your carpet and on your floors. That is why it is important to sweep and vacuum at least once a week. If you see fleas or ticks, then you will probably have to vacuum more often.
When you vacuum, it is important to hit all of the areas of the room. Make sure that you vacuum underneath the furniture, around the baseboards and the areas where your pets sleep. If your pet rides in the car, then you will also need to vacuum your car. Additionally, you will need to wash your pet’s crate and bedding in order to kill larvae and eggs.
Give Your Pet a Flea and Tick Bath
Regular baths are effective for preventing your pet from accumulating fleas and ticks. The number of times that you have to wash your pet per year can vary. However, it is a good idea to wash your pet at least once a month.
Call a Professional
In many cases, professional flea and tick treatment is needed. Professionals can eliminate ticks by using tick tubes. The tick tubes have permethrin in them. The tick will attach itself to this material and eventually die. Professionals can use a barrier treatment in order to control fleas.