Protecting Your Home (& Pets) From Flea Infestation

Like any pet and homeowner, you want to keep fleas from bothering your pet and moving into your home.

Without the help of a professional, infestations can take some time to control. But, by taking some precautions, you can prevent them from starting in the first place.

The experts at Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control have been in the pest control industry since 1997 and have helped many homeowners through the Metro Atlanta area avoid and solve flea infestations in their home. Read on to learn some of their tips and tricks for protecting their home and pets from flea infestations.

Preventing Flea Infestation

Follow these four steps to help prevent fleas from invading your home.

Examine your Yard

The first line of defense is keeping fleas away from your property. Keeping up on your lawn maintenance is imperative for keeping fleas out. Keeping your bushes trimmed and grass cut will discourage fleas from hiding in your lawn because they won’t have a place to hide.

Prevention is Key

If you have pets, you may want to invest in an oral and spot-on flea medication to keep fleas at bay. When your pets come inside, you may also want to examine your pet’s coat with a flea comb or brush, especially if you have a long-haired pet.

Cleaning Inside

Having fleas and ticks doesn’t mean your house is dirty. However, if you pay careful attention to certain areas, you can discourage fleas from entering your home. Vacuuming at least once a week is best for keeping fleas from hiding in your carpet or rugs. You’ll also want to keep up on your pet’s bedding, crate and toys to kill flea eggs and larvae.

Steam Clean Carpets

If you want to take your cleaning to the next level, we recommend steam cleaning your carpets. The hot steam and soap can kill fleas. Pay attention to areas where your pet spends most of his time.

Flea Control in Atlanta

Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions we take, fleas can still find their way to sneak into your home. If that happens, you’ll need to call in the professionals to get the flea infestation under control.

To ensure we get every last flea, we are extremely thorough in our approach. We spray all floor coverings and the tiny crevices that fleas like to hide in. The spray we use is a mix of three liquids which work against the fleas in different ways. This helps to knock out your flea problem quickly and keep preventing infestation after the treatment.

Contact Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control to Resolve your Flea Infestation Today

If you noticed any signs of fleas in your home, it’s important to call the experts at Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control right away. Call us at 770-505-9040 or fill out our online contact form for more information.