How to Prevent a Flea Infestation This Summer

Summertime means fun in the sun, but it can also mean fleas. Fleas are small, wingless insects that can be found on pets, in carpets, and on furniture. They can cause your pet great discomfort and even transmit diseases.

To prevent a flea infestation this summer, follow some of our top tips:

1. Don't Forget To Treat Your Pet

The first step in preventing a flea infestation is to treat your pet with a Flea treatment. There are many flea prevention products available, such as flea collars, topical / Spot On treatments, and oral medications.

2. Vacuum Your Home

Vacuuming your home regularly is an effective way to remove fleas and their eggs from carpets and furniture. Be sure to vacuum under furniture and in hard-to-reach areas. After vacuuming, dispose of the vacuum bag or clean the canister to prevent fleas from escaping.

3. Wash Bedding and Linens

Fleas can also live in bedding and linens, so it's important to wash these items regularly. Use hot water and dry them on high heat to kill any fleas and their eggs.

4. Keep Your Garden Tidy

Fleas can also live outside, so it's important to keep your Garden  tidy. Clear any debris or piles of leaves, as these can provide shelter for fleas. Mow your lawn regularly and trim any overgrown bushes or shrubs. Consider using nematodes, which are microscopic worms that feed on flea larvae, to control flea populations in your Garden.

5. Be Vigilant

Finally, be vigilant. Check your pet regularly for signs of fleas, such as scratching or biting. If you notice any fleas, take immediate action to prevent an infestation. Remember that prevention is key when it comes to fleas.

Final Thoughts...

By following these tips, you can prevent a flea infestation this summer and keep your pet and home flea-free. Remember to treat your pet, vacuum your home, wash bedding and linens, keep your Garden tidy, and be vigilant. With a little effort, you can enjoy a flea-free summer with your favourite friend.

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