Fleas are small insects that may seem harmless given their size. But think again! Not only do fleas cause discomfort and irritation, they can also transmit parasites and diseases such as typhus.
In Quebec, the peak season for flea infestations starts in August and ends around the beginning of October. Therefore, you should keep a close eye on your pets. If you’re wondering how to protect your small animals from these pests, our pest control experts have some advice for you in this article.
Prevention is very effective for protecting pets from fleas
The best way to protect against fleas is by planning a good prevention strategy. Indeed, prevention is better than cure and you should always be vigilant.
There are simple steps you can take daily to protect your pets from fleas. For example, you can regularly check your pet’s fur for fleas.
You should also repair screens and other entry points to your home to prevent flea-carrying animals from entering your home. These simple actions can help reduce the chances of your pet becoming infested with fleas. Alternatively, you may wish to hire exterminators to provide you with a prevention service.
What should I do if my pet is infested with fleas?
If you have recently noticed that your cat or dog is constantly scratching or biting and has sores on its skin, these signs are good indicators that your pet has fleas. This situation requires quick action and you need to exterminate the fleas to get rid of them once and for all! Here are two important steps to consider.
Effective anti-flea treatment
The first step is to perform an anti-flea treatment for your pet. There are products available commercially that can be used as a preventive treatment or as an immediate treatment following an infestation. For instance, Advantage and Frontline are effective products that simply need to be applied to your pet’s skin in areas that your pet can’t reach with its tongue.
Cleaning from top to bottom
Then, once the product has been applied, you need to make sure you clean your environment properly. Dust, sweep, vacuum and wash all surfaces and fabrics with disinfectant. This will help remove all traces of eggs that may have spread and landed somewhere in your home.
If you prefer to leave the second step to professionals, you can hire an extermination company to get rid of the eggs and fleas in your home.
Contact Elite Pest Control to protect your pets from fleas
There you have it! Now you know more about how to protect your pets from fleas. However, if preventive treatment isn’t enough, don’t wait too long to deal with the situation.
Please contact us now if your pets have flea problems. Our team specializes in extermination and decontamination and will be happy to advise you and offer you services that meet your needs.