What Else Should I Do to Get Rid of Fleas?
It’s essential to understand that flea traps are only one tool in the multi-pronged approach necessary to manage a flea problem. There’s a reason that it’s an $894 million industry worldwide.
You need to treat both your home and your pet at the same time preferably for the best results. Otherwise, the fleas on your dog will jump off him and land on your couch, setting up a repeat occurrence.
One of the best ways to tackle fleas in your home is to use foggers in every room. They can penetrate into spaces where they can hide. Using them is inconvenient. However, they are effective, making them worth the trouble.
You can increase your chances of success by using a product with a residual effect. The life cycle of fleas is about 21 days, but that’s not a definitive period. They are flexible and responsive to the conditions in their environment. If it is long-lasting, it’ll remain effective to kill them until you wipe out the population.
If the product does have residual action, apply it and repeat it as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. It’s crucial for you to keep up your treatment plan even if it means going through the trouble of these extra steps. Also, you should use them in your entire house. Wherever you or your pet goes in the house lies the potential for fleas to find a place to live.
The same thing pertains to your pet. If you give him a flea dip, repeat it in two or three weeks as per your veterinarian’s suggestion. While it may seem like a lot of work, it is truly the only way you can ensure complete control of a flea problem. And isn’t your dog or cat’s health worth the time and effort it takes?