Ways to Get Rid of Fleas-A Guide
The vibrations from vacuuming also stimulates the fleas to emerge from their cocoons and thus they will be exposed to the insecticide that will be used. The remaining larvae can be dealt with by having the carpets professionally steam-cleaned (the steam will kill every stage of flea except eggs). Make sure you warn the cleaners about the fleas and remove infested animals. Alternatively, you can shampoo the carpet with insecticidal carpet shampoo or have a pest control professional apply an infrared heat treatment to the carpet, which kills all stages of flea. Do you want to learn more? Visit fleas.
Combing out fleas is a temporary measure. Your best bet is to kill the fleas that are present on your pet and kill those that hop aboard later. I know of two great products, Frontline and Advantage that not only get rid of fleas but keep them from coming back for at least three weeks. However, once the flea infestation in your home is under control, it might take a couple more treatments to kill the remaining fleas and those that hatch.
Take a box of 20 Mule Team Borax (found in the laundry soap section at the supermarket), poke holes in the top of the box, sprinkle on the carpets as you would any carpet powder. Take a broom and brush the powder down into the carpet. Borax will kill the fleas by dehydrating them.Some household items that can be used to get rid of fleas include hand soap, water and lemons. Use homemade supplies to get rid of fleas with tips from a pet industry specialist in this free video on fleas and pest control. Expert: Cordell Jacques Bio: Cordell Jacques has worked in the pet industry for more than 10 years.