You need to make sure that you treat the problem of fleas very seriously, because the fact is that they are a very persistent pest, and if you don’t treat all aspects of your problem then you will very quickly find that you will once more be overrun and having to deal with it all over again.
You need to make sure:
1/ That if your pet suffers from fleas that you get an appropriate treatment for them so that they get rid of them. There are quite a few different ways that you can go with this; both herbal and other more traditional chemical routes. So make sure that you stay informed about what is available and take the required actions.
2/ That you double check areas like deep pile carpets because if your pet has been infested then there is a very good chance that you will have fleas in your carpets.
3/ To read up on all the natural ways that you can approach getting rid of fleas. It is true that there are various chemical treatments that can work, but often these are rather harsh and can be harmful in other regards if used incorrectly. It is usually better to try out the natural approaches first, because if they work then you can avoid the need to use them.
4/ Read up a little about the anatomy of fleas and how they work. You by no means have to become an expert on fleas! But it is a good idea to stay informed about this, because if you know your enemy then you will be much better equipped to deal with them.
5/ Check your bedding, sofa and anywhere a flea infested pet may have lain down. The fact is that fleas do jump! And so, unfortunately, there is a fairly good chance that your bedding and your sofa could well have fleas on them. You need to make sure that this isn’t the case, and to appropriately treat it if it is.
6/ Educate yourself about the various mechanisms by which flea infestations can occur so that you can appropriately deal with them and make sure that the conditions under which they can happen are not replicated in your household.
7/ If you have an outside yard area then it is also a good idea to check that there aren’t any flea problems out there. One very common problem that does arise is when your dog is kept in an outside kennel and becomes infested. With those situations, you need to make sure that you treat it as quickly as possible, because it can very quickly become uncomfortable for your pet, and embarrassing for you.
If you consider all of these seven different factors and pay close attention to our advice about how to get rid of fleas, then you will be considerably ahead of the curve, and hopefully will be able to deal with any flea problem quickly and easily.