Keeping Fleas Down in the Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and this means that fleas will be breeding in the yards of Florida homeowners. Actually, fleas can breed almost anywhere and they can be quite an annoyance causing problems for both you and your pets. Flea pest control is definitely necessary in the summer months. The best way to deal with fleas is to get rid of them before they develop into a severe infestation. Three main ways to get rid of fleas are using insecticides, natural remedies, and pest control.

There are insecticides available that kill adult fleas. Usually, the best way to apply insecticides is to spray them directly from the can as opposed to using a hose and pesticide container. Sprays are best left to areas where no people or pets walk as they are poisonous and can harm both you or your pets.

The best flea pest control method without using poisonous insecticides is a natural remedy. This way, you or your pets won’t come in contact with harmful insecticide chemicals. One of the best ways to get rid of fleas naturally is using plain old table salt. Salt kills the flea eggs by drying them up. Sprinkle your floors and carpet with salt every three days as this is how often flea eggs hatch. After three days, vacuum up the salt along with the dead flea eggs. Do this constantly throughout the summer.

Using a professional pest control service may be necessary if you have tried other flea pest control methods but met with little success. Usually, a pest control service is used if the flea population cannot be controlled. In any case, you should first try other methods to get rid of the fleas before calling a professional service, as a professional service usually uses very strong harmful chemicals. This is something you should try to avoid.

There’s no doubt about it, fleas in the summer are a big problem in Florida. Depending on the severity of the infestation, you can either get rid of them by using an insecticide spray, salt, or using a professional pest control service.