Fleas are common problems for dogs and cats during the summer time. It is also a problem for pet owners as they have to battle parasites year-round to keep their home environment nice and cozy for all seasons.
Prevention is key. Keeping your pets on a regular flea control regimen is the best way to prevent flea infestation. When your pet has no constant preventative medication, it will more likely get fleas. Having a regular course of flea treatment is simply safer and easier to prevent an infestation, instead of taking an action once it gets started.
You may want to contact your family vet and ask for products for both dogs and cats that can prevent a flea infestation in your home. Your vet may recommend topical, oral, and injectable preventives that would be right for your pet.
You’ll need to thoroughly clean your home, especially the spaces where your pet sleep. If you let your pet sleep in your bed, wash all bedclothes and make sure to clean the bed around and under. Vacuum the couch around and under. Put vacuum canisters or bags full of fleas and eggs outside of your home.
Don’t forget to clean the outdoor environment. Fleas can be found in areas where your pet goes, and that is your yard. Keep the lawn short and clear all leafy debris away to rid your outdoor environment of fleas.
Practising the above routine can help control fleas. However, if you have a serious case of outdoor infestation, you may ask your flea control Silkstone about pet-safe yard spray that you can use to get rid of fleas in your yard.