If you want to get rid of fleas, you have a number of strategies you can follow. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of commercially available products whose sole purpose is to get rid of fleas. The biggest issue is finding out which methods and products work the best and cost the least. Your job is to get rid of the fleas for good, and in the most cost effective manner. That is why you’re here. You want to get rid of fleas.
You’ve come to the right place. As an owner of two dogs in a state with an abundance of fleas, I have faced the same issues you are. I’ve tried it all: shampoos, bug bombs, carpet powders, dryer sheets, commercial dog flea medications, and countless other methods. I plan to review each method in detail, providing concise and objective reviews and cost-to-benefit analysis of each method I have tried to get rid of fleas.
Get Rid of Fleas – A Quick Synopsis
The problem people encounter in getting rid of fleas is isolation. If you only eliminate one source of the flea problem, the fleas will keep finding their way back into your life. To completely get rid of fleas, you need to cut off all entry points of fleas. If you have two dogs and a cat, and only treat the dogs, the cat will likely still be a flea carrier. If you only attempt to get rid of fleas halfheartedly, you probably won’t succeed.
The second biggest problem with flea elimination is the constant marketing efforts from companies drooling over your hard earned money. (Get it?) There is typically an assumption that because a product costs more, it will work better. This is not true. I have found that some of the cheaper, old fashioned methods are most effective in treating fleas. The most important factor to consider once again, is the execution of your plan to get rid of fleas. You can spend all of the money in the world, but if you only treat 2 out of 5 sources of fleas, you won’t really get rid of fleas.
Finally, the largest issue you should worry about is safety. In every review, the risks will be disclosed. Your ultimate goal is not to get rid of your flea problem, it is to get rid of your flea problem safely. Your pets are a member of the family, so their safety should be more important than killing every single flea. If your pet has any existing conditions, has a change in behavior after treatment, or has symptoms such as vomiting or persistent diarrhea, you should contact a veterinarian immediately. There is a full list of symptoms to watch for on manufacturer’s websites, but it will also be provided in the product review area, just to ensure your pet doesn’t get sick while you are trying to get rid of fleas, for good.