To control fleas, vacuum the infested areas, wash pet bedding, bathe pets in flea shampoo and spray the affected areas of the home with an indoor insecticide. It is necessary to remove fleas from both the pet and the home on the same day to get rid of the fleas quickly, and the flea-killing routine should be continued for at least two weeks to eliminate the infestation.
- Wash pet bedding
Wash all bedding in hot water, and dry on high heat. If the bedding cannot be washed, dispose of it.
- Vacuum and spray infested areas of the home
Spray the infested area with an insecticide spray that is approved for indoor use, and vacuum the treated areas thoroughly. Vacuum the home thoroughly, including hidden areas, such as underneath furnishings, on alternate days for two weeks after treating the area with insecticide. Vacuuming removes any larvae that hatch after the initial treatment with insecticide.
- Treat flea infestations on pets
Medicated shampoo can be used to kill fleas on pets. Use the shampoo according to the directions on the product packaging, and use a flea comb to remove any remaining fleas from the pet's fur. Oral or topical flea medications can be used to prevent the fleas from returning after treatment.