Do you need help getting rid of fleas? Do you find yourself spending large amounts of money on all sorts of products that promise results? The truth is that fleas can make pets (and their owners) miserable, especially when scratching spreads fleas and their eggs all over the house.
Others are concerned about the potential health risks associated with flea infestations and want to start the process of getting rid of fleas as soon as humanly possible how to get rid of fleas. This article will outline the various steps that you need to take to eliminate fleas from your home.
Home Remedies For Fleas
Homemade rosemary flea dip is a DIY recommended holistic cure for canine flea infestations. You place two cups of fresh rosemary sprigs in boiling water for half an hour, strain the liquid and add it to a gallon of warm water (it must be warm to be effective). When the solution is warm, but not too hot, pour it on a flea-infested dog and let the dog air dry.
Soak nylon pet collars in a mixture of lavender, mint, etc. for a homemade flea collar. These do not have to be essential oils but are home remedies for fleas. Even lavender scented lotions and shampoos work great. We mop our floors with apple cider vinegar.
Fleas are parasites that feed on humans and other warm blooded animals. When you have a flea problem you and your pets serve as the host.
Tips on Getting Rid of Fleas
The eggs will then hatch 2 days to 2 weeks later depending on humidity levels, then the newly released larvae will find nourishment on organic material like dead skin cells, hair and adult flea feces. They hide in dark places like the edges of skirting boards or under beds and sofas. Eventually the larvae spin a cocoon around themselves like caterpillars do before turning into butterfly. The cocoon is virtually a chemical proof hardy shell, hence the need to repeat the treatment 2 weeks later after the first one.
While the flea is in the pupal stage (above) it is impervious to insecticides. The cocoon is waterproof and no insecticides can get in to kill the developing flea. This is the reason you must vacuum up as many of these pupae as possible. The vibrations from vacuuming also stimulates the fleas to emerge from their cocoons and they will be exposed to the insecticide that will be used.
This method lasts one year, however it takes 4-6 weeks to entirely cut the cycle and begin to see results. For that reason we have a complete kit to take care of the initial stages. You will need Ultracide Aerosol for the first 4-6 weeks, sprayed at intervals of 7-14 days.One can of Ultracide covers 1,000 sq. feet of carpet or 2,000 sq. feet of hard surfaces.
I have to say “don’t panic” because I have personally witnessed panic. And this panic led to dropping $560 for “natural” toxic hick for flea control that came with a “guarantee” to be free of fleas for a year. And yet the fleas remained. And then the panic went way beyond that and everybody moved out of the house.