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Anyone who has ever suffered infestation understands that you have to fight fleas from many angles to control and exterminate these nuisance pests. Fleas have thin, flat bodies, and hard shells. It means that to kill them you need to squeeze them between two hard surfaces or fingernails. In most cases, where there is one, many often follow and it is better to call a professional flea control company.
Flea bites are itchy and may become sore or painful. Sometimes, you may experience hives or develop a rash around the bite. Unlike mosquito bites, they remain small. Flea bites are common around groins, armpits, waist, breasts, or in the folds of knees and elbows. The risk of contracting diseases from fleas is minimal for humans. However, for pets, the chances of spreading diseases are higher. Therefore, it is usually important to seek professional assistance.
Fleas reproduce very fast, and they are almost impossible to get rid of without integrated pest management by experts. However, there are some reliable natural flea treatment ideas for your home.
Eggs of fleas hatch after every three days. Therefore, sprinkling your floor for nine consecutive days, and vacuuming every third day within the nine days takes you through the entire life cycle of a flea. To prevent fleas from crawling back and re-infesting your home, make sure you empty the vacuum after every cleaning.
Salt is one of the most potent and safest agents in controlling a flea infestation. It can even be used to treat a significant flea infestation. Salting and vacuuming your furniture and floors dehydrates the eggs of fleas leaving them dead. However, for this technique to be really effective, you are required to be diligent, patient, and persistent. You can sprinkle sea salt, table salt, or kosher salt on carpets or under furniture. You can also salt porches, kennels, and doghouses to kill the eggs and contain the infestation. In areas with high humidity, you may be required to use a dehumidifier with the salt treatment to ensure that it is effective.
3. Natural Repellents
The branches of eucalyptus, clove, lavender, citronella, and peppermint, as well as cedar wood, are very effective repellents. The scent doesn’t kill these hopping, opportunistic parasites, but it repels them. You can also deodorize the air while vacuuming by using cedar chips, small pieces of lemon peels, or dried lavender. Mixing salt with lavender essential oil before you sprinkle in on the carpets and floors also works effectively.
Flea bites disappear without any treatment. However, to stop being bitten, you need to exterminate the fleas themselves. Your home and pets will require robust treatment system to completely get rid of these pests. You need the help of professional pest control experts to administer these treatments and others methods. It is very important to notify professional flea exterminators immediately you identify the signs of fleas around your home. you can call the Exterminators at 647-496-2211 to totally eradicate fleas. Also, feel free to check out our pest control products.