We all want to take care of our pets as well as we possibly can. Whenever we can care for ailments or conditions which affect our pets naturally, we should always do so. This is why we get rid of fleas in the house as much as possible.
There are times when even the cleanest house has a problem with fleas. The time of the year it is plays a large role with fleas causing issues and there are times when they simply can’t be avoided.
Fortunately, there are several things we can do to help eliminate fleas from our home and on our pets as well as a number of things we can do to prevent them from happening in the future.
A very good practice to help our pet not to be so attractive to fleas is by adding plenty of nutritional brewer’s yeast and garlic to their food each day. Use one teaspoon to two tablespoons of yeast to each meal, depending on the size of your pet.
If fleas are a problem in your home, you should have all the carpets steamed cleaned by a professional service. Make sure to inform the company about the fleas as there are special treatments they have to help the problem. Steam cleaning the carpets will kill the flea eggs.
Vacuum the furniture and carpet thoroughly for at least once a week. This will take care of eliminating flea eggs, larvae, and pupae. The vacuum’s tool attachment does excellently clean any crevices.
If the infestation is heavy in the home, purchase a dog flea collar and place it in the vacuum cleaners bag. This way the fleas can’t escape from the bag.
Be sure to remove the bag after each vacuum session and dispose of it immediately outdoors. Simultaneously, mop any tile and vinyl and floors. Vacuum the pets bedding at least twice a week.
Any of the bedding that is machine washable, be sure to wash them once a week. The bedding must be washed in hot water and dried on maximum heat in the dryer. The reason for this is heat kills fleas as well as flea eggs.
Since it’s possible for fleas to fall out of the bedding on your way to the laundry room, roll the bedding up to prevent this. Give your pet a bath with a natural, non-toxic, flea-controlling shampoo.
The shampoo can be found at natural food stores. You can also add 1/4 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of raw whole garlic to each meal you feed your pet. Make sure the garlic has been grated or minced.
If steam cleaning the carpets is still not helpful, you could try treating the carpets with a borax-like powder that reduces the flea population.
For a better home living with your pets, call in your local pest control company to help you get rid of fleas.