If you own cats or dogs, you know how much of stressful the idea of fleas and ticks can be. Creepy, crawly pests that quickly infest your pets and your home. They can cause health issues for you and your pets. On top of that, they can be very hard to get rid of. Ticks and fleas find their way into your house and if you eliminate the infestation on your animal’s body, it will continue to be an issue until you fix the problem in your home. We are going to go over how to identify fleas and ticks in your home, how to prevent them, and what steps you can take to get rid of them for good.
Identifying Fleas and Ticks
Most fleas and ticks are brought into the house by pets and are the result of tall grass in the yard or playing with other pets who have ticks and fleas. Humans can also bring in ticks and these ticks can lead to serious diseases like Lyme disease. Always inspect yourself, your pets, and children after being in areas with dense, tall grass and bushes.
With pets, it is best to start at the neck with a flea comb and work your way down. Drop the fleas and ticks into hot soapy water to kill them. Next, speak to your veterinarian about flea and tick treatments that are safe for your dog. Be sure to consistently and regularly treat them to the fleas food source is eliminated.
Clean and Treat Your Home
Be sure to clear your carpeted area of your house so you can vacuum as much of the house as possible. This can help pick up any extra fleas, larvae, nests, and eggs. Any pillows, blankets, and couches should be vacuumed or cleaned as well.
Next, it is best to get your children and any pets out of the house. For serious flea and tick infestation, it might be best to just throw away and replace any pet bedding after treatment. Call in the experts at DriveBye Exterminators to treat your home. We only use the safest and most effective treatments to make sure that the infestation is eliminated.
Treat Your Yard
After taking care of your pet and clearing the issue indoors, you may think you are done but you are not out of the woods yet. The yard can be a crucial step in eliminating a flea infestation that has made its way into your home. Call DriveBye Exterminators. We can help with pest control inside and outside of your home. A great way to test a flea and tick infestation in your yard in to walk around the perimeter and all the areas your pet likes to hang out while wearing tall white socks. Do this walk a few times a week and at different times of the day. You will be able to see the contrast of black on white and it can help you gauge how big of an issue it is.
Call in the Experts
The experts at DriveBye Exterminators are well versed in the world of flea and tick infestation. Our goal is to keep you, your family, and your pets happy, healthy, and safe from pests. We understand a flea and tick infestation can be especially frustrating because of how difficult it is to shake them for good. We are experienced and here for you along the way. If you have any questions or are experiencing an infestation, give us a call or contact us today!