Treating fleas in the home can be challenging. Part of the issue is that, according to recent research, fleas may be becoming more resistant to the different kinds of treatment than ever before. What does that mean for you? It means you must choose the right professional to fight against fleas with the right treatment approach for your home. With Hulett’s Health Home Service, homeowners can rest easy knowing that their home and pets are protected from fleas.

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Pet Medication

If your pet has fleas, you’ll often be able to tell because he or she is constantly scratching or biting to find relief. Contact your veterinarian if you need to treat your pet with medication and ask your vet what he or she recommends. Some flea medications are taken orally while others are topical. In addition to medications flea shampoos can be helpful. While shampooing your pets use a flea comb to comb out the fleas while bathing them. Always read the flea shampoo labels to see how much to use, and ask your vet if you have any questions or concerns. Pets often have dried blood or skin flakes left on them, and these in turn are 24-hour buffet for any developing fleas shampooing them can provide your pets with relief from itching. No matter what kind of flea application you decide to use, watch your pet closely after use and always consult your veterinarian for treatment options.

Home Treatment

From washing your dog (and your laundry) in apple cider vinegar to vacuuming Borax detergent up off flea-infested carpets, we’ve heard about many home flea treatments for dealing with fleas. While vacuuming may help get fleas off your floors and cushions, it’s not a long-term solution, as it only removes eggs, adult fleas, and flea dirt. However, vacuuming leaves the pupae behind, just waiting to start another infestation. The best choice is to use a professional. Professional flea treatments ensure your whole home is protected from all types of pests ensuring any future infestations are addressed.

Yard Treatment

Those tiny, terrible creatures invaded your sound home from somewhere, likely the outdoors. Chances are that your pet either picked up fleas from a furry friend or from a nearby yard. Since there’s no exact way of knowing how your pet brought home fleas, also treating your yard for fleas is often recommended.