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The good news is that there are much better controls in place than a few years ago. They now have growth regulators registered for fleas which are quite effective, providing much longer control than in the past.

The first place to start is with treatment of your pet. You can get flea growth regulator dusts, sprays, shampoos and even collars from veterinarians, or at your local pet store.

You then need to either wash in hot soapy water any materials that your animal frequently visits, such as their sleeping hamper, or special blanket, if the items cannot be washed, it should be discarded. Place it in a plastic bag with a tight seal to ensure anything in the bag cannot escape. At this time of year you can simply put the bag outside until garbage day because it’s cold enough the insect will become dormant. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum…any carpets and cloth furniture. These insects feed of material such as skin cells that fall and imbed themselves in the carpet and cloth. By vacuuming you pick up the fleas, but the contents of the vacuum should be removed from the house, otherwise the vacuum could become a source of inoculation.

The last stage is to asses the infestation; if you have a moderate to heavy infestations it will usually necessitate the application of a residual insecticide to carpets, baseboards, cracks and crevices, and other areas where fleas may be present. Good results can be achieved using products that contain a contact insecticide along with an insect growth regulator applied according to directions in all rooms in the home.

Contact us at ATP Pest Control at (226) 688–7378 or 1-877-679-0303 for more information, quotes, or service.

Call: 226-688-7378
Email: marc@atppestcontrol.com