How do I get rid of fleas?

Wash, Kill & Inspect

Fleas may be tiny, but they are a huge pain! It’s impossible to completely get rid of fleas, but there are several ways you can attack, control and prevent them. A multifaceted approach with a combination of cleaning and the right products will go a long way to keep fleas at bay. If you notice fleas, first wash pet bedding to remove existing fleas, eggs, and larvae. Then, apply products that kill not only fleas, but also eggs and larvae. Finally, continue to inspect your pets and their bedding regularly, especially during flea season (spring to fall).

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5 Tips for Fending off Fleas
  1. Shampoo your pet regularly with a flea shampoo and use a flea comb to reduce the number of adult fleas.
  2. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water on a regular basis.
  3. Establish a single sleeping area for your pet.
  4. If you find fleas, vacuum to remove many of the immature and un-hatched fleas. Securely seal and discard the bag outside your home. For heavy infestations, steam clean the carpets.
  5. If your pet still has fleas, do a follow-up treatment two weeks after the first treatment because fleas in cocoons may survive the first round of treatment.
(Almost) No Flea Left Behind
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Once you identify your flea problem, treat both your pets and your home. Make sure to check infested areas for up to three weeks post-treatment. Fleas in cocoons that survive a first round of treatment may hatch and spread.

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Where do fleas come from anyway?

Pets bring in fleas from the yard or dog parks, or from close contact with infested pets. Indoors, fleas are most likely found on the pet itself, its bed, its favorite piece of furniture, or the carpet. The adult flea lays its eggs on the pet. Then, the eggs roll off the pet and onto the bed or the floor. Larvae develop from the eggs, pupate and then become adults, which may jump on you or your pet for a tasty meal.

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