Pets love spending time outside, but so do pests like fleas. Fleas hang out in yards and hop onto pets as they walk near them. Once they find a host, they’ll stay on them and feed on their blood. Taking a few preventative measures can help keep your furry family members safe from these pests. Check out a few tips to keep fleas from bugging you and your pets.
Check Pets for Fleas
After spending time outside, you’ll want to check your pets for fleas. Though these pests are small, you should be able to spot them moving through your pet’s fur. It’s also a good idea to examine pets after they have spent time near other animals. Fleas can hop from one host to another.
Bathe Pets Regularly
Giving your pets a good scrub can help prevent fleas. Clean fur will make it easier to spot these pests. If any fleas are on your pet, washing them will help to knock them off. Start scrubbing at the top of their head and work your way down to their tail.
Vacuuming can help to keep your home flea-free. Start with your carpet and rugs since fleas hide there. You’ll also want to vacuum upholstered furniture and along baseboards. Taking the time to clean will help to remove fleas and eggs. Make sure to empty the contents into a sealed bag and place it in an outdoor trash can.
Another great way to prevent and get rid of fleas is to wash your pet’s bedding often. This will remove fleas and their eggs. It’s also a good idea to wash any plush toys too. If your pets like to sleep in your bed, you’ll want to wash your bedding as well. Though fleas prefer to stay on their host, they can fall off and be left behind in your bed.
Keep Your Yard Clean
Fleas hide in tall grass and overgrown vegetation. Keeping your shrubs trimmed and your grass short will reduce potential hiding spots. It’s also important to remove yard debris like leaves, weeds, and grass clippings. Fleas prefer damp environments, so eliminate moisture build-up in your yard.
Talk to Your Veterinarian
Your veterinarian can help you come up with a treatment plan to protect your pet from fleas. It’s important to remember that fleas can be a problem year-round. If your pet is showing any signs of fleas, including abnormal scratching, set up an appointment with your veterinarian.
Create a Protective Barrier
Spraying your yard with a plant-based insecticide spray can help to protect your pets from fleas. Our Yard Bug Spray kills fleas on contact and provides residual repellency. This acts as a barrier helping to keep fleas and other pests away. It’s formulated with plant essential oils, making it a more family-friendly option.
Protecting your pets from fleas requires taking action in your yard, your home, and with your pets. If fleas are bugging your pets, we’re here to help! Check out our Bed Bug & Flea Killer spray. It will help to kill and repel fleas. Spray your pet’s bedding and areas where your furry family members like to hang out.