Continued from page 1
Regular cleaning of bedding combined with thorough vacuuming of furniture and floors will help to destroy each stage of flea's life cycle. Frequently vacuum floors, upholstered furniture, and areas where pets may sleep indoors. Treat animal bedding by boiling, or use animal-safe insecticides or other products recommended by your vet. (Visit http://www.pet-care-supplies.co.uk/vermin-protection/ to see what’s available)
When treating yard, don't forget to treat under bushes and in flower beds. If pets travel in car, treat car seats and carpets as well.
You should continue to vacuum house frequently and thoroughly. Throw away dust bag (vacuum cleaner bags) from your vacuum after each use to prevent any flea eggs and larvae from developing. Don't allow pets to roam and pick up fleas from other animals and keep pets out of hard to clean areas.
PROFESSIONAL FLEA CONTROL Once fleas are established, eliminating them requires persistence. If home treatments are ineffective, professional extermination may be needed. Further advice on methods of treatment can be obtained from environmental health officer at your local council, or a commercial pest control company. You can also pay a visit to your veterinarian who will recommend services or products suitable to treat your pet and your home.
Copyright © 2005. Bridget Mwape of Pet Care Supplies UK: http://www.pet-care-supplies.co.uk/ which offers thousands of products to help you care for your pets. This article may be reprinted as long as all the above links are active and clickable.