Pest Control: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Flea Removal and Extermination

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The thought of dealing with a flea infestation in the house can drive anyone crazy. Treating a flea infestation can take up a lot of time and energy. Though there are various DIY flea treatment options in the market, some serious cases need pest exterminators. If you have never dealt with a flea infestation before, you will likely miss some steps. Below are the top mistakes to avoid when dealing with a flea infestation. 

Not Treating Every Area

The only way you can remove fleas in your garden is by treating the entire area. Otherwise, you will keep exterminating fleas in your house while others keep finding their way in. Therefore, treat every part of your house, both interior and exterior spaces, to ensure you get rid of every single flea.

You can kill fleas using various techniques, so take the time to understand each method before using it. It is also important to remove any free-standing water sources or organic debris as they can be perfect breeding grounds for fleas. 

Choosing to Squish Them

Don't make the mistake of thinking that squishing fleas is an effective way of eliminating them. First, it is time-consuming and almost impossible to get to each one, as some will hide in hard-to-reach areas. Also, fleas have a strong outer shell or chitin that can take in a lot of pressure, so squishing might not kill the fleas at all. 

Therefore, find other effective methods of removing fleas around your house. If the flea problem persists after trying various treatments, hire a pest control expert.

Using Flea Collars Only

If you have a pet in your house, it is harder to treat a flea infestation. Therefore, a simple act of placing a flea collar on your pet will not effectively reduce the flea population on your property. These collars may be effective in preventing fleas from getting to your dog's or cat's neck, but they can't do anything more. Therefore, don't waste your time and money on flea collars as there are better ways to eliminate these pests. 

Forgetting the Pet's Bedding

When was the last time you washed your pet's bedding? Fleas like to hide in comfortable spaces away from predators. Also, when the pet lies to sleep, the fleas have a convenient source of food. Therefore, when treating your home, remember to also wash your pet's bedding. 

There are various effective techniques for getting rid of fleas. However, if you are not an expert on flea eradication, you may not know all the proper steps to follow. Therefore, hire a pest control service to eliminate all fleas and leave your house pest-free. 


26 October 2020

Home Truths: Decorating Through The Years

I am the proud mother of nine grown up children! There wasn't much money around when they were little, so I was always sewing, knitting, growing vegetables and generally being self-sufficient. Now that they have their own households, you would think that I could rest a little, but I am busier than ever. I am blessed that my children and their partners are talented and have good jobs. However, they are very busy, so most of their home decorating is left up to me. From making curtains to painting bathrooms, I always have at least one project on the go. To tell the truth, I really enjoy it and it makes me feel that all my skills gained over the years are useful. I thought that people might like to read this blog which shares a lot of tips and ideas. I really hope you enjoy scanning through these pages.