not my 3 proven steps for the Elimination of the infestation of fleas: what the experts say.
about me: I’ve been owner of a pet for more than 50 years, and 40 of those years I have known and understood the harmful effects of fleas. Oh yes, also spent a few years working for one of the companies of the leading country “Pest Control”.
have had, or will have flea problems, we want to admit it or not. Even if you don’t have pets, fleas can still haunt your House from time to time. Why call a company of “Pest Control” when you same and cheaper can do it. Actually it is not so difficult to do.
it first must understand is is that killing to the flea adult that is can see, is as treat only the symptom, not the cause. The real problem is waiting for birth.
here is the information on the flea adult, their eggs and larvae / pupae, that are all the stages that need to be treated. By this reason by that much people really not can undo is of the flea, is lose them real problems. Most “Control of pests” companies it know, but not say that have that return and return to treat your House… again and again. This is considered a “treatment one of time”, to return his free political for the treatment (if it has) not is apply after 30 days, if at all.
information in accordance with a company of pesticides:
- many times, “flea bombs” or necklaces flea not do the trick, a better understanding of the cycle of life of flea and know how break their cycle of life is very important understand.
- the flea female need blood to complete its cycle reproductive. The fleas of the baby needed blood to grow. Though fleas prefer dog and cat blood, they feed on human blood.
- the female lays eggs on the host animal, but the eggs fall to the ground, carpet, sofa, dog bed, his bed or armchair where are born from two to five days.
- the flea larva feeds on organic waste in the environment. Within a week or two, depending on the temperature and humidity, larva spins a pupa or cocoon to protect during the metamorphosis to the adult age.
- in the hard shell pupa, larva transforms from a small worm like creature larvae in an adult able to jump 100 times its own height, and the cycle starts again! It may take a couple of treatments to kill the emerging adults according to evolve from the larval stage within 4-6 weeks. For that reason, the best time to start a flea control program is in the spring, before an infestation.
- to contain an infestation, fleas must be controlled: whenever you see adult fleas crawling on your pet, is only a symptom of a much larger problem.
- current studies indicate that adult fleas account for only 5% of the total flea population in any situation. With 50% of eggs, the larvae are responsible for around 35% and the remaining 10% are the pupae cocoons. That means that for every adult flea only living with your dog or cat, there are 10 eggs 7 larvae and cocoons of 2. These different stages of the cycle of life is going to be found anywhere in the middle of dog, but most of their time will more focus on the areas that the pet goes. Remember, when the adult fleas on the pet lays an egg, the hair falls in a few minutes… is very similar to them planting “seeds”. Thus, areas where the pet sleeps or is will have the most eggs. If the pet usually walks through certain routes (whether indoor or outdoor), t here will also be a large number of eggs scattered in those areas. What this means is that environmental flea control should be distributed throughout the environment mascot, focusing on areas the pet passes most of his time.
ok, now that you know why fleas are difficult to treat, I will give you some important tips I have learned over the years.
research carefully the products that you want to use. Need a good “Flea and tick” killer/repellent for your pet (consultation with your vet), a good flea powder (for bags), extra bags, detergent and “Actual product treatment room”. Without a good IGR (insect growth regulator) treatment is a waste of time and money, in my opinion.
the treatment of room that I like contains the following organic ingredients. Active ingredient: 0.05% pyrethrin, permethrin 0.4%, 0.1% pyriproxyen (IGR) and 0.4% synergized formula. Note: Pyrethrin is derived from plants (organic), but is highly toxic to insects, fish, and birds. Birds and fish must be outside the areas of treatment, or protected in some other way.
* works best if 2 steps can make the first same-day.
step # 1 before treatment:
“Pest Control” companies will want to do this step in any case. That it will only do step 2 and explain how you need to do step 1 and charge you for step 3, to ensure the return of the business. Treat your pet, baths, powder or other products that kill and repel fleas. I prefer a good flea shampoo and a bath, rub the pet. Vacuum well around all areas your pet passes time. Remember that you are trying to get up all the organic material that flea larva can live in (hair pets and dandruff, human hair and dandruff and small food crumbs). Some say to get rid of the bag immediately, some say fleas cannot leave vacuum bags. I always vacuum some fleas to cool before beginning. Usually empty real once before trying and at least twice after treating. Wash pet bedding and anything else the animal used and anything else that will fit in the washing machine. Any good cleaner will do. Treat the areas outside your home as suggested above. (This can be done a day or 2 before.)
step # 2 treatment:
read the product label warnings carefully. Make sure that you have and use any personal protective equipment required, especially if you are allergic to products. Pyrethrin is derived from plants (organic). Spray all the open areas of a room and the carpet and be sure to get the corners and along the edges. Spray on all the furniture of the room, under it, around it and under the cushions. Even sprinkle around the edges of floors from wood or vinyl, stair steps and edges and corners of rooms your not sure if your pet has been in.. (they probably have when not home). Now leave the House for the time recommended by product, usual hours. Leave the House closed during this time, ventilate when you return.
step # 3 follow-up treatments:
because no treatment will kill the eggs and more eco-friendly products will disappear within 30 to 45 days, besides you and your pet will find more fleas out side. The eggs are very unique, that they can concoct any time from one month to six months later. Thanks to nature, eggs may feel when its at a present warm blooded mammal and is safe to hatch. Keep the treatment of your pet with repellents of fleas and ticks of your choice. (Consult with your veterinarian) Return to treat everything as it did in the first 2 steps after 30 to 45 days. You may or may not need to repeat this again in another 30 to 45 days, depending on your environment and whether or not you still find fleas. (This is where the “Pest Control” companies really have money.)
I’ve shown what they say the experts and the hows and whys, now depends on you.
a sorrow that seems like a lot of work and cost, is better live the harmful effects of fleas, or pay someone else to do it.
I hope this help and good luck.