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How to Keep Your Home Flea Free

Fleas can be a big problem, especially in the summer months. Not only do they cause discomfort and itchy bites to both people and pets, but they can also spread disease. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your home free from fleas. Let’s take a look at some of the most effective ways to get rid of fleas in your home.

How to Keep Your Home Flea Free

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming is one of the best ways to eliminate fleas from your home.

The vacuum will suck up any adult fleas as well as their eggs.

Make sure to vacuum all carpets, rugs, furniture, and other areas where fleas might congregate.

After you’ve finished vacuuming, it’s important that you dispose of the vacuum bag or empty the canister into an outside garbage bin so that the fleas don’t make their way back into your house.

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Use Insecticides

Insecticides are a great way to kill off adult fleas in your home.

There are many different types available on the market including sprays, powders, foggers, and bombs.

Be sure to read directions carefully before using any insecticide products in your home as some may be toxic for children or pets if used incorrectly. 

When using insecticides indoors always make sure to open windows for ventilation and leave the treated area until it is completely dry before re-entering. 

It’s also important that you use products specifically designed for killing fleas since general bug killers may not be effective against them. 

If you’re not sure about the best products or how to apply them, consider calling professionals like Rice’s Termite and Pest Control Services to conduct pest control.

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Use Natural Remedies

If you prefer not to use chemical insecticides in your home there are several natural remedies that can help eradicate fleas from your house without putting your family at risk.

These remedies include diatomaceous earth (a powder made from ground-up fossilized algae), apple cider vinegar (which helps repel adult fleas), borax (which kills larval stages of fleas), cedar chips (which have insect-repellant properties), lavender oil (which works as an effective natural insecticide), and salt (which dehydrates flea eggs).

It’s important to note that these natural remedies may not work as quickly as chemical insecticides but they can still be very effective when used over time.

For best results combine multiple natural methods together for maximum effectiveness against stubborn infestations. 

No one wants their home overrun with pesky pests like fleas!

Thankfully, there are many effective ways you can get rid of them quickly and safely.

By regularly vacuuming, using appropriate insecticides correctly, or trying out some natural remedies you should be able to keep your house nice and clean—flea-free!

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