Typically controlling fleas involves a regime of hygiene and housekeeping measures, including regular vacuuming, treatment of pets and their bedding, and chemical treatment of the infested areas of the property such as sandy areas around the home and the sub-floor region. There is a wide range of proprietary treatments available for fleas on animals. Pet bedding should be treated and then either thoroughly washed or destroyed.
Tips for managing Fleas around your home:
- Vacuum your home frequently and seal vacuum bags before disposing.
- Wash the bedding of your dog weekly in warm soapy water.
- Bathing your pet weekly helps prevents flea invasion.
- Use cedar shampoo for your dog, and put cedar oil in their sleeping mats. Cedar will repel fleas and other insects.
- Trim lawns and weeds to create a drier, less-ideal environment for flea larvae.
- Avoid piles of sand and gravel around the home for long periods of time.
- Fence yards to prevent dogs from roaming freely in heavily infested areas or contacting other infested animals.
- Planting marigolds in the yard is helpful too; it repels certain types of bugs as well as fleas.
- Fresh or dried pennyroyal leaves is a natural flea repellent. Use this in carpets to avoid the abundance of fleas in the home. Do not use it if you have small children around, as this could be toxic.
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