How to Help Prevent Fleas This Spring

Spring has sprung and so have fleas! If you’re a pet owner, you may have encountered fleas at least once in your life. Although they’re not dangerous, they are a nuisance, especially for pets.

Considering you and your pet may be enjoying the outdoors more now that the temperatures are warming up, we at United Pest Solutions have come up with some helpful tips to help you stay flea-free this spring.

Flea Medication

There are several options available when it comes to flea and tick prevention for your pet. Talk with your veterinarian and find the best option for your needs and budget. Popular choices include topical drops, flea collars, and oral medications. Regardless of which flea medication you opt for, make sure you apply it correctly and regularly. Most flea and tick medications last between 30 to 90 days or even 8 months.

Check Your Pet Upon Returning Indoors

Fleas thrive on warm-blooded animals like cats, dogs, and rodents. If you’ve been outside with your pet, you’ll want to check their fur, underarms, and ear flaps for fleas.

Wash Your Pet’s Bedding

Fleas can also be found in carpet, plants, furniture, or your pet’s bedding as they wait to approach their next host. Wash your pet’s bedding at least once a week to help combat fleas.

Mow Your Yard Regularly

Mow your lawn regularly and prune low-hanging branches and shrubs to help eliminate hiding spots for fleas.

Maintain Cleanliness

Keep your home clean. Vacuum your carpet, rugs, and upholstery at least once a week to remove fleas and eggs to help prevent them from breeding.

Have a Flea Infestation?

Although fleas commonly enter homes after latching onto family pets, homeowners without pets can still experience flea infestations. Sometimes fleas enter homes from wildlife, roaming cats, or rodents. While some flea infestations exist from previous homeowners.

If you believe you have a flea infestation or want professional help preventing fleas, give United Pest Solutions a call. We proudly serve the Bellevue WA metro area with fast and reliable pest control solutions.

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