Did you know that to break the flea life cycle you must treat your home and yard, as well as your pet? Flea prevention products for your pet will only kill the fleas on your pet. They cannot stop newly-hatched fleas in your home and yard from jumping on your pet. Follow these steps for a flea-free home.
Make flea and tick prevention part of your pet care routine. Repelling fleas on a regular basis helps keep these pests from making your pet their home. Choosing a flea preventative that protects your pet for a full month makes it easier to stay consistent with flea protection.
Wash your pets with a natural flea shampoo or use a spray or tablet flea remover to quickly kill fleas on contact.
Spray your home interior with an insecticide that kills fleas and larvae to help break the flea life cycle. You must spray again after 3-4 weeks to kill newly hatched fleas. Severe infestations may require the use of foggers, which work for several months.
Kill fleas, eggs and larvae in your yard, sidewalk crevices and all around the perimeter of your house to prevent new intruders from entering your home. Neglecting this step will allow the flea life cycle to continue in and around your home.