How Do You Get Rid of Fleas in the Home?


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To get rid of fleas in the home treat all cats and dogs, vacuum, wash linens, vacuum again, and consider getting professional help. Necessary supplies include a pet flea treatment product, a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine, clothes dryer, and possibly professional products or services.

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  1. Rid any pets of fleas

    Treat all of the dogs and cats in the home with a flea killing product. Consider flea collars for further protection.

  2. Vacuum the floor and all furniture

    Vacuum all areas of the home, using vacuum cleaner attachments for hard to reach areas, baseboards and corners. Vacuum all furniture and upholstery, paying special attention to cracks and crevices. Empty the bag-less compartment or change the vacuum cleaner bag.

  3. Wash all linens

    On the warmest washing machine setting allowed for the fabric, wash all pillows, bedding and linen. Dry thoroughly on the highest dryer setting permitted for the fabric.

  4. Vacuum again

    Over the next few days, continue to thoroughly vacuum floors, rugs, furniture and upholstery until the problem is rectified.

  5. Consider using professional products or enlisting commercial services

    If the problem persists, consider using professional products designed to kill fleas. In cases of sever infestation, consider enlisting the aid of a professional exterminator.

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