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Tick Control and Flea control

Flea and Tick Tips from The Pest Guru

 Fleas are some of the worst pests you can ever have in your home. They are minute such that they can get around the house easily. On the other hand, they are agile enough to be termed as acrobatic. Itching is one of the first signs of a flea infestation. You might even spot the tiny animals walk around your pet or yard. Fleas do well in warm climates. Their ideal living temperature is between 80 and 90 degrees Celsius. Here’s how to get rid of these annoying bugs.


 How to get rid of fleas in your home If your pet has fleas, the yard and garden are next in line.   
 1. Use a steam cleaner For upholstery and carpets, including pet beds, steam cleaning is the way to go. The blend of high heat and soap creates an environment that fleas cannot stand, whichever their stage of life. Concentrate more on the places where your pet lies.   
 2. Use a powerful vacuum Vacuum clean your floors, mattresses and upholstery. Fleas like hiding in cracks and other tight places. If possible, vacuum such spaces using a bag and dispose it off immediately.   
 3. Use chemical treatments You may use aerosol sprays over the foggers. Spray directly under beds and any other place where the fleas might be hiding. When selecting an insecticide for the job, go for one that has both an adulticide and an insect growth moderator. The later kills grown fleas while the former kills larvae and eggs. Remember to wear protective clothing while spraying and keep your pets and children off the chemical. Considering the risks involved in spraying, it is advisable to hire a pest removal company for the task.   
 4. Wash bedding Wash your bedding and that of your pet in hot water. While at it, dry your clothes at the highest eat setting. For severe infestations, consider throwing away the old bedding and buy new ones.       How to get rid of your pet’s fleas 1. Buy a flea comb Take a bowl of soapy water, where you will dip the critters after coming your pet’s fur. Fleas tend to reside mostly in the tail and neck areas.   
 2. Talk to your vet Ask your vet to visit your farm and discuss topical and oral flea remedies. Flea collars might be highly toxic so avoid using them.   
 3. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water for some days After you clean the bedding in boiling water, dry at the maximum heat setting. Consider taking the pet bed to a dry cleaner. However, ensure that the chemicals that the dry cleaner uses are pet-friendly.   
 4. Wash the pet using shampoo Request your vet or the natural food store to recommend the best shampoo for the pet. The best shampoo for use should contain pyrethrin, which is an extract from the chrysanthemum flowers.   
 5. Try natural remedies If you are into natural remedies, make a strong solution by adding hot water to a cup of rosemary leaves and a few cut lemons. Leave the mixture to cool and then use it to wash, soak, rinse or spray your pet.   

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