How to Eradicate Fleas from Carpeting

How to Eradicate Fleas from Carpeting

Has your dog been scratching more than is typical? This type of behavior can sometimes be indicative of fleas, and while these miniscule creatures may appear harmless at first glance, they can be extremely problematic in terms of your pet's comfort and that of your entire family. Even if your dog has already been treated for fleas, they still may not be immune from difficulties if the insects are still living inside your carpeting. This all begs the question of what the best method of is eliminating fleas from carpet. The following paragraphs offer some useful tips for eradicating fleas in a safe and effective manner.

The first thing that needs to be done is to give the carpeted area a full vacuuming. Specific attention must be paid to areas in which fleas are most likely to congregate. This includes the spots your dog prefers to sit. Continue vacuuming the same spots over and over to ensure full removal of lingering fleas. Once that has been done, remove the vacuum's canister or bag, take it outside, and either rinse or toss the container so that there is no return path for any insects that remain.

Now it is time to carefully apply an insecticidal product to the carpeting itself. Diatomaceous earth is a particularly useful way to dry out any remaining fleas in an instance. It can be found at most grocery stores, as can a range of other products of similar effectiveness.

Citrus oil is a natural way to repel and deter fleas. Just put a single lemon in some boiling water to end up with a great, DIY flea fighter. Once the mixture has cooled, pour it into a bottle with a spray attachment. Use on carpeting in the areas where flea activity was most significant. Because this is a fully natural solution, it is even great to use directly on your pets. Just avoid getting it into their eyes.

The last thing to do is to continue using essential oils such as rosemary, citronella, and others to keep fleas at bay for good. Experiment to find the oils you like the most and use often to get the desired result.

Clearly, there really are things you can do to keep your home free from fleas and other irritating pests. The key is to do a thorough elimination at the start and then continue applying natural substances to ensure they never return. If your carpeting is balding or buckling, however, be sure to contact the professionals at Carpet Stretch & Rescue ASAP. We can solve many of the carpet issues that plague homeowners and all at a fraction of the price of replacement.

By Carpet Stretch and Rescue 10-15-2020


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