If you have pets, then you know how much joy a furry friend like a cat or dog can bring. Unfortunately, you might also know that sometimes, they bring unwanted guests into your home. Nasty little hopping—and worse, biting—guests. Yup, you guessed it: fleas.
Fleas are some of the most irritating and upsetting pests to have in your home. It’s no fun to see your puppy scratching himself raw. It’s also quite unnerving to find out that fleas can make themselves at home in carpet, rugs, mats and other furnishings.
But here’s the good news: you can prevent a flea infestation in your Lynn home. Here’s how:
Step 1: Prevention
For the most effective prevention, use spot treatments for your dog or cat. Spot treatments are little vials of liquid that you administer along the length of your pet’s spine. When the liquid is absorbed, any flea that decides to make a meal out of your pet gets more than it bargained for: it ingests chemicals that attacks its nervous system. These chemicals also attach larvae and eggs. Spot treatments are very effective first-line treatments and aren’t harmful to your pet’s health—in fact, because they protect them from all of the harmful things fleas can do (including carry disease), they’re actually good. If your pet can’t use spot treatments for some health reason, discuss other options like flea sprays and oral medicine with your vet.
Step 2: First Response
If you notice a flea on your pet, wash it with a flea shampoo, then comb its fur gently with a flea comb to remove the critter and any eggs or larvae. Next, vacuum your home thoroughly (and your car, too, if your pet is your co-pilot). Pay attention to corners and baseboards. Wash your bedding, as well as any pillows or throws on couches. If necessary, use spray insecticide.
Step 3: Bring in the Big Guns to Fight Flea Infestation in Lynn
If the fleas keep winning the battle for your home, call Boz Pest Control. We have super-effective yet pet-friendly flea treatments that will get rid of the critters in no time at all. Plus, we’ll provide you with more tips and advice on how to keep fleas out of your home for good!