Did you know that not only do you have to treat all pets in the event of a flea infestation, but you must treat your home and yard as well? 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. This is why it's so important to treat your home and yard.
Although you might not think your home has fleas, it probably does. Fleas lay eggs on your pet and then as your pet moves around, the eggs fall off into your home's carpeting and pet bedding. There, the eggs hatch and jump back onto your pet. Not only must you treat your home and yard, but you must do it more than once, because flea eggs hatch in 3-4 weeks. It is important to retreat all areas again after this time to kill any newly hatched flea eggs and prevent reinfestation.