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How to get rid of fleas

The very thought of fleas in the home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl, but it can happen through no fault of your own. Pets can pick up fleas from other animals or places and give them a ride home, so it is important to know how to spot and identify the signs of fleas. Once they arrive, you’ll want to get rid of them fast, while ensuring that your preferred method of treatment is completely safe for your family and pets.

Tips on getting rid of fleas

There are several things you can do to prevent or get rid of fleas on dogs or cats if you catch the problem early enough. Here’s our to-do list for a flea-free home:

  • Before you do anything else - vacuum carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture. This will not only get rid of adult fleas, but also their eggs and larvae. The larvae feed on adult flea feces and other organic matter, which collects in things like carpets and rugs. Removing this source of food is an important step.
  • Empty your vacuum cleaner very carefully away from the house because the fleas will still be alive.
  • Groom your pets regularly with a flea comb and wash their beds every week (using the hot water cycle in a washing machine ideally).
  • If your cat or dog is scratching or biting its fur you should talk to your vet. They can recommend the best flea sprays or powders to use to treat your pet.

If you still find it hard to get rid of fleas call the exterminators at Ehrlich free at 800-837-5520 to arrange an appointment.

Ehrlich’s flea treatments

If the fleas keep coming back, or you want to ensure complete removal, just contact our experts.

Fleas, once they get inside a home or apartment, can become an infestation that spreads quickly. So cities like New YorkBostonPhiladelphia and Atlanta can see infestations inside buildings become serious. 

Our expert, local Technicians know exactly what to do when it comes to getting rid of fleas in your home. They understand the habits of different types of flea species and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for your family and pets.

Call Ehrlich free at 800-837-5520 and we’ll arrange an appointment to get rid of fleas from your home.

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