As chronicled in the other articles at Getting Rid of Fleas, there are a few key elements you should focus on when learning how to get rid of fleas. Below, I will describe the 3 simple rules to obey and teach you how to get rid of fleas.
How to Get Rid of Fleas – The Key Steps
The most important step in getting rid of fleas is the execution. I can teach you how to get rid of fleas, but if you don’t execute successfully, you will still have fleas. Follow the steps mentioned in the article Getting Rid of Fleas and the other articles suggesting how to get rid of fleas in your house, on your pets, and in your yard. These steps will ensure you address every possible route fleas have into, and out of your home.
You must be consistent in your efforts to get rid of fleas. If you give your dog a bath once every 6 months, but the fleas come back every 3 weeks, you won’t be getting rid of fleas. You can know how to get rid of fleas, but if you don’t follow a specific regimen, they will still show up in your home. Once you begin a regimen, you will get experience as to what works in getting rid of fleas, so you can experiment over time and see what works best for your situation. But in the beginning, you need to be consistent in your efforts, so you can determine the efficacy of each flea countermeasure.
Always be on the lookout for fleas! Once fleas get in your house or on your pets, they can lay eggs. Once they lay their eggs, they grow into larvae, and then into fleas. If you find flea eggs on your dog, immediately bathe your dog to remove the eggs. This will prevent more fleas from developing.
If you’re outside and see or feel fleas jumping on your legs, it is time to treat your lawn for fleas. See Get Rid of Fleas in Your Yard for more details on how to treat your lawn.
Vacuum regularly. People ask how to get rid of fleas, and vacuuming or shampooing your carpet is the easiest way to get started. Shampooing not only gets rid of pet hair and dead skin cells, but it also removes any flea eggs and fleas from your carpet. This means the fleas can’t migrate onto you or your pets.