Choosing the best house flea treatment program for your home depends on several factors. If the extent of flea infestation is widespread, treatment may require the services of a professional pest control company. For homes experiencing minimal flea problems, house flea treatment products available at local grocery stores are an option for the interior and exterior. Using a flea fogger or flea spray specifically formulated to kill adult fleas, flea eggs, and ticks are inexpensive ways to minimize flea problems before they begin inside the home.
When using the services of a professional pest control company, it is important to choose a reputable company that uses environmentally safe and friendly products that are not harmful to pets, wildlife, and humans, especially children. An application of the flea treatment solution to the yard and exterior perimeter of the home may be necessary to prevent re-infestation of the home. Be sure the company guarantees the solution used does not harm or poison water sources, such as birdbaths, swimming pools, and wells; or damage soil where plants, vegetables, and trees grow. When thoroughly treating the inside of the home, it is equally important that the spray used does not leave any residue that is harmful to pets or residents.
Preparing the home using over-the-counter products and prepping the pet with a veterinarian approved flea product helps eliminate flea problems and minimize the need for treatment. Choose a quality spray or fogger only if you are able to remove pets and family from the areas to be treated. Sprays require excellent ventilation due to the fumes. Foggers, on the other hand, require leaving the affected area until the fumes have dissipated. Read the directions carefully and follow them exactly to ensure safe application of the product.
Selecting a quality flea treatment for your pet is another option for incorporating a viable flea treatment regimen. While there are a variety of less expensive over-the-counter brands of flea treatment products available at the drug store or supermarket, they may not last as long as name brand or veterinarian approved medication in preventing fleas. Some liquid flea products may produce adverse affects such as itching, rashes, and loss of fur due to allergic reactions to the ingredients in the product. Before applying any brand of flea shampoo, powder, or spray to your pet, consult with your veterinarian to avoid costly bills resulting from an adverse reaction to flea control medications or products used for house flea treatment.