Here at NC Pest Control, our goal is to help you protect your home from pests of all kinds. Our experts have the right knowledge and experience to help you deal with a wide variety of pests, such as roaches, termites, and even fleas. In this article, we will provide a few tips on how you can keep fleas out of your home and away from your property—while these methods will not replace professional flea control treatments, they can make them more effective.
- Vacuum Regularly. One step you can take to improve the results of your flea control treatments is to vacuum your carpets, upholstery, and mattresses regularly, using powerful suction to remove flea eggs and larvae from the fibers. If possible, we recommend using disposable vacuum bags for this purpose so that you don’t risk accidentally freeing some of the larvae as you empty the contents.
- Keep Your Grass Short. Another home flea control method we recommend is keeping your grass trimmed short. Fleas love to hide in tall grass, so by mowing regularly, you can take away their habitat and keep them away from your home. In addition, we recommend raking up fallen leaves and debris and composting it far from the house.
- Spread Cedar Chips. A third flea control method you can use is to spread cedar chips around the exterior of your property, and in particular, in areas where your pet likes to lie down when outdoors—cedar wood has natural insect-repelling properties, so it makes an effective way to keep fleas away from your home.