Have you ever been to the vet and been asked if you’ve seen any fleas on your pet? And you answered “no”, because how could your pet have fleas? Well, did you know that 95% of fleas that are in your house, aren’t actually on your pet? They’re actually just living in the environment of your home…your bed, carpet, couch, clothes, etc. Flea eggs are mainly found in bedding, carpets, soil, and floorboards. Flea larvae are found where your pet spends most of his/her time inside and in moist and shaded areas outside. Some pets can have fleas and you wouldn’t know unless you saw them or flea dirt. Flea dirt is flea feces. Yuck!
So, you’re probably wondering…”How do I get rid of these fleas??” Well, not only do you have to treat all of your pets, you also need to treat the environment..your house and your yard! The entire house should be vacuumed, the vacuum bag needs to be sealed and tossed in the trash immediately. There are many sprays that you can use to kill any remaining adult fleas and stop the development of eggs and larvae. Pet bedding needs to be washed weekly and the area around it needs to be treated. There are also sprays to treat your yard, which you will have to do for 7-14 days.