The best way to get rid of fleas is to ensure high standards of personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness. These parasites mostly attack dogs, cats and other farm animals but can easily attack humans as well; they mostly live in human hair and clothing or furniture. When fleas bite the human skin, a painful sensation is experienced leading to scratching and eventual inflammation.
Here are a few important things to do in case of a flea infestation.
Clean the home
The first thing to do in order to get rid of fleas is carry out a thorough cleaning of the entire house. This cleaning should include getting rid of old furniture, clothes, cutting down grass in the garden and throwing away all garbage.
Wash bedding and clothing
Ensuring that all bedding and clothes are washed, ironed and safely stored in clean cabinets is another important point to keep in mind.
Washing the hair on the head and private parts is essential to getting rid of body fleas. A shampoo and soap should be used in thorough self-cleaning if success is to be achieved.
Use flea control products
During all the processes above, be sure to use flea control products that are aimed at killing the little parasites. Unless this is done, flea eggs and a few remnants may still cause a menace in the home.