Many of us have pets in the home. Our furry friends are our beloved playmates and companions, but if you have pets it is almost inevitable that at some point you will also have fleas. Here in Vancouver, we commonly have both cat fleas and dog fleas. Even worse, you may not have pets and have fleas come in through rodents or raccoons. Unfortunately, fleas can be very invasive and can cause severe issues for both you and your pets. Fleas can get into human hair and this can become a real problem! Fleas feed on the blood of their host so this is a very undesirable pest to have in your property.
You can try to combat the problem at first by combing your pet’s hair to get rid of any fleas that may be lurking there. There are also several home remedies that you might consider. One such remedy is mixing Borax and salt to sprinkle over your carpet. Another remedy that some people promote is using a mixture of garlic and brewer’s yeast. If you have a very small number of fleas present in your home, you might try mixing soap and water together in a bowl and placing the bowl near a light at nighttime.
The idea is that the fleas will be attracted to the light and enter the bowl, where they drown. In some limited cases, this can be helpful in ridding your home of fleas. Any time that you have a flea problem, you should take your pet to a veterinarian to make sure that your pet is okay while you work on getting the fleas out of your home.
You can try all of the above, and it may not solve your problem as fleas can spread in places you may not be able to reach and the infestation may not go away
The best way to get rid of fleas is to have a combined approach. Your pet must be treated and your home must be as well. Treat your pet with a veterinarian or over the counter products and make sure they have been treated!
A Pesticon specialist will thoroughly inspect your home for fleas. Once we know the degree of the flea infestation, we will develop a plan that works for you and answer any questions you may have. Typically this involves thorough vacuuming and application of specialized flea control insecticide. Depending on the severity of the problem, your home will need to be vacated for up to 8 hours. After treatment, washing and waxing floors will have to be avoided for at least 3 weeks to ensure fleas do not come back and none of the parasites survive.
The best way to guarantee that your flea infestation is eliminated quickly and safely is to contact an experienced pest control professional like Pesticon. Oftentimes, calling a professional when you first discover an infestation can save you both time and money that you could have wasted on home “remedies” that may or may not work.
At Pesticon, we pride ourselves on helping our Vancouver neighbors get rid of fleas and other pests for good. If you live in the Vancouver area and have a flea problem, call us today for your free consultation. We’ll give you all the information you need to make the decision to exterminate the fleas in your home, and if you choose to work with us, we’ll make sure the job is done right! We offer a 6-month guarantee on our work – if the pests come back, we come back!
*Speak with a Pesticon representative today to remove Fleas from your Vancouver home*