Your pet was not born with fleas and ticks. Your pet picked up fleas and ticks from the environment, and they will pick them up again unless you take action. Because over 95% of the flea population exists as eggs, larvae, or pupae in carpet and grass, tackle fleas and ticks right in the carpet and grass. The best time to start a flea control indoor program is in the late spring, prior to an infestation, since adult fleas comprise only 5% of the total flea population. To contain an active flea infestation, fleas must be controlled at every stage.
Pets with flea allergies don’t improve unless fleas are removed from the home and yard. When pets spend 90% of their time indoors, focus your flea prevention efforts on the indoors, but it’s important to also include general outdoor flea and tick control (if you have a yard or patio).
The key to eliminating a flea infestation inside your home is to repeat the treatment process every 2-3 weeks to kill any flea eggs that may have hatched
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Areas to Treat for Flea Control
To control a serious flea control indoor infestation, repeat this treatment every 2-3 weeks for at least 6 weeks. Once it seems the fleas are under control, you should implement a maintenance treatment every 4-6 weeks thereafter. At the same time you’re treating your home and yard, use flea treatment such as Frontline Plus or Advantage II on your pet.
The immature flea, when protected by a cocoon, can survive over 4 months in carpet, so vacuum and treat the carpets thoroughly.
These flea control indoor tips are provided to you from Graeme Stephens an IICRC 2001 Master Restoration Technician. For more flea control help, talk to the experts, please phone 0800 199 399, or alternatively email Auckland Steam n Dry.