Flea infestations are generally irritating. Not only are fleas a health hazard, but their daily diet of blood also makes them quite disgusting. The health risk that is caused by these insects is called flea allergy dermatitis. This happens when perhaps you are trying to kill the fleas on your pet in your yard, and you coincidentally find a few fleas on your hair, clothes or skin.
Most people think that fleas on them are less common which is the opposite. Despite their location, though, if you have been trying to get a solution to the flea problem, it must be a desperate one. The immediate step you should take is to remove the fleas from your pets especially on dogs that are frequently infested and on cats too. Fleas tend to hide in their hair around the neck region. There are cheaper and safer methods of removing the insects that l highly recommend such as a few natural flea remedies or use of a flea comb for cats. These methods do not contain poisonous substances that may harm the pets. I, however, don't discourage the use of other methods but I have used the two approaches in the past, and their result on my pets was outstanding. When you are buying them make sure that you take into consideration the type and size of your pet. They go for about £50 or less. After application, you should start noticing the results in the next 18 hours. You should give the fleas time to die and go away completely because they will not do so immediately.
Whichever your method of removing the fleas, make sure you do it as soon as possible so as to avoid the flea infestation on your pets from spreading. Building your very own flea trap around your home is also another good flea remedy. These traps are not only cheap but also very useful in solving flea problems. The whole process can take about a week to six months, depending on the type of fleas and the climate. The following is the flea reproductive cycle which will give us some insight into how the grow.
How The Homeowner Can Get Rid Of Fleas
There are various ways in which you can safely and completely exterminate insects from your property. They include; Wash infested items and areas Assemble all the pet linen and throw it in the washing machine for low spin including clothing that is not intended for pet’s bedding but on which they love to lie on. If the linen cannot be salvaged or the inside of the bedding is full of eggs, dander, flea excrement's and larvae, it's best to dispose and buy a new one. Anything that has multiple touches is a vector for fleas. If you suspect to be a victim of these insects, you will have to clean your upholstery and sheets as well thoroughly. Use B Orate acid blended with Botanical dust An adult can only survive for seven days without blood from its host while flea larvae can live for tens of weeks. Using a natural pesticide such as B Orate and botanical dust helps in exterminating the larvae as well. The mineral B Orates are known to be used as wood preservatives and are stomach poisons to fleas. They are safe to use on human due to their low toxic levels. However, use a mask when applying the dust mixture in your property. Fill shallow bowls of water with dish detergents This is a simple artificial flea trap that can be made at home. The dish soap and water mixture acts as a toxic pool for fleas when they are attracted in by a light source and cannot get out. Ensure that the bowl is very shallow and that the fleas can accidentally jump on it with ease. Place the pan in a small hanging light source which is slightly stronger than the night light. After several days your bowl will have attracted and killed many fleas as the insects are attracted to the light. Use an insect growth regulator like pyriproxyfen or methoprene. Total release aerosols are not effective sprays unless they contain an insect growth regulator (IGR) which hinders the larvae from maturing into adult fleas. Without the use of insect growth regulators, larvae will not be exterminated as they will not be reached on carpet fiber bases where they develop.