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The very thought of fleas in the home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl, but it can happen through no fault of your own. Pets can pick up fleas from other animals or places and give them a ride home. Once they arrive, you’ll want to get rid of them fast.
There are several things you can do to get rid of fleas if you catch the problem early enough. Here’s our to-do list for a flea-free home:
Before you do anything else vacuum carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture. This will not only get rid of adult fleas, but also their eggs and larvae. The larvae feed on adult flea faeces and other organic matter, which collects in things like carpets and rugs. Removing this source of food is an important step.
Empty your vacuum cleaner very carefully away from the house because the fleas will still be alive.
Groom your pets regularly with a flea comb and wash their beds every week (ideally at 50°c or above).
If your pet is scratching or biting its fur you should talk to your vet. They can recommend the best flea sprays or powders to use to treat your pet.
If you still find it hard to get rid of fleas call Rentokil free on 0800 218 2210 and we’ll contact you within 24 hours (Monday – Friday) to arrange an appointment.
If the fleas keep coming back, or you want to ensure complete removal, just contact our experts.
Our British Pest Control Association (BPCA) Technicians know exactly what to do when it comes to getting rid of fleas in your home. They understand the habits of different types of flea and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for your family and pets.
Call Rentokil free on 0800 218 2210 and we’ll arrange an appointment to get rid of fleas from your home