Five things all pet owners should know as flea infestations surge

As the temperature increases and the weather gets better the prospect of fleas can be a real fear for many pet owners. There are effective ways to eradicate and prevent flea infestations.

  • Get busy with the vacuum – Vacuuming the carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture helps to reduce the adults, eggs and larvae in the property.


  • Ensure all pets are up-to-date with their flea treatments – It’s important all pets have year protection from fleas, it not good enough to treat one pet and leave the others. In addition, use well-known brands of flea treatment or ones your vet advises that work for 12 weeks in order to break the flea life-cycle.


  • Wash your pet’s bedding – Fleas can survive without a host for many weeks burying into carpets, bedding and furnishings. This makes it extra important to wash pets bedding and other furnishings on a regular basis to kill as many fleas as possible which prevents flea infestations establishing.


  • Groom your pets – Grooming your pets on a regular basis helps identify fleas early which can make the difference between an infestation arising or not. The earlier you spot the fleas, the earlier you can treat and eradicate them.


  • Use residual insecticides – Residual insecticides are sprays and powders that leave a residue for a number of weeks following the initial treatment which continue to kill fleas. By using these you can ensure your home is protected from fleas for an extended period.


These tips will help you prevent flea’s infestations arising in your property over the summer months. It is as important to treat the room as it is the pet, so if you notice fleas on your pet, you will need to treat the house in conjunction. Pest Expert have a wide range of fantastic insecticides that not only kill adult fleas but also their eggs and larvae.

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