Prevent a Flea Infestation with These Simple Tips

September 16, 2022

Cats and dogs bring in fleas from the outdoors, causing flea infestations in your home. They are the most pervasive parasites that could crop up in a Northwest household and grow in moist areas, such as your cat’s litter box.

Keeping flea infestations away doesn’t have to be complicated. In this article, we give you 5 habits that can help you prevent an infestation at home. 

Let’s get started.

Vacuum every day.

Keeping your house clean is the easiest way to prevent flea infestation. Vacuum carpets, rugs, and furniture thoroughly. Pay special attention to areas where your pets relax and sleep. Put the vacuum cleaner’s contents in a sealed plastic bag before throwing it away in an outdoor trash container.

Groom your pet.

Proper hygiene can keep insects away from your precious pets. Use a flea comb to catch the fleas from your cat’s fur. Wash the comb thoroughly with soapy water to get rid of those cat fleas. And remember to talk to your vet about flea treatment solutions for your pet.

Get the rodent population under control.

Rats and mice can carry fleas and transmit flea-borne diseases to both pets and humans. So keeping the rodent population under control can protect you from a flea infestation. Rodents live in places where they have access to food, so make sure you’re keeping your food pantry safe from rodents. And if you have a rodent problem, be sure to call in experts in pest management to help you out.

Clean your yard.

Keeping your yard clean means more than just mowing the lawn or taking out the trash. You also need to keep wild or stray animals away from your home. So in addition to keeping your yard free from litter and cutting away tall grass, you also need to make sure your fencing is secure.

What to Do With an Infestation

Fleas are a common problem in the Seattle area during the spring, summer, and fall.  During the hot months, their populations grow, and in preparation for the winter, they make an effort to migrate indoors. Fleas do not have wings, but they can leap great distances. 

If you treat your pet for fleas at the same time as we treat the infestation, the likelihood of an infestation returning will be low. We recommend that you clean pet beds, linens, toys, and other items with detergent and hot water regularly.

Call a professional at Sunrise Pest Management.

Pet owners are responsible for cat flea treatment. However, Sunrise provides a tried-and-true method of eradicating these parasites.  Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Control Rodents with Sunrise Pest Management

Rats are dangerous. They are not only filthy, but they also have a deadly bite. If you need help getting rid of these rodents, contact Sunrise Pest Management. We offer you a customized approach to ending your rodent problems. 

Call us today to get a free quote or schedule an appointment.