How To Keep From Transporting Fleas
Anyone who has ever battled fleas can contest that they are some of the hardest pests to get rid of. For this reason, it is important to take every step you can in the prevention of transporting fleas into your home or vehicle. The following information will provide you with a good starting point to prevent from taking them into your living space.
Whether you are moving to a new home, taking items from a flea infested house or just plain worry about carrying fleas from outside with you, then you must take immediate action to prevent an infestation.
The first place to begin is making sure your animals are treated with preventative medications such as Advantage II or Frontline. This will ensure that when moving your animals from one home to another, that you don't take fleas with you. Next, its a good idea to use foggers or other products that contain IGRs (insect growth regulators) to help kill fleas inside a home or on the items being removed from an infested place. This type of chemical is designed to kill them at every life cycle; even eggs. Using such products will make sure that everything is cleared out before you move.
However, just keep in mind that total flea control means that you must treat your animal, the inside and outside of your home. In other words, if you really want to prevent transporting fleas with you, you must treat everywhere. This means you must begin with your pet and the inside of your home. You then want to move to the outside of your home. One effective option is to treat your yard with a product that hooks directly up to the garden hose or one that can be mixed in a sprayer. In addition, you must keep your yard clean; meaning that you should keep weeds at a minimum and the grass cut at a nice length. If you manage to do each of these things, you should have no worries about transporting fleas into your home or vehicle.