Facts about fleas
Fleas are small insects without wings that have a bad reputation for the main source of spreading the plague. There are two main flea species which are cat fleas and dog fleas. Fleas live, mate and lay eggs on their host and each female flea can lay up to 20 eggs a day, however, they are the most vulnerable when they are in their eggs and larvae stages. Fleas are normally found on our pets, they are dangerous for human health because they can transmit tapeworm to us, especially children if they accidentally eat fleas.
Easy DIY flea treatment
Fleas can be treated by many different organic methods that you can apply by yourself at home. These methods do not cause any harm to either you or your children:
Mix dish detergent and water in a bowl and use this mixture as a flea trap. Fleas are also attracted to lights, it is thus better to place this mixture next to a light source
Mix lemon juice and water together, boil the mixture and place overnight. Spray this mixture onto the areas the you believe fleas are present
You can also place cedar chips in your room corners or underneath furnitures as fleas don’t like the smell of cedar
You can also place salt over the carpet or affected areas as salt helps killing fleas. Those areas need to be cleaned after a week.
Most important, since your pets are the common hosts for fleas, having flea treatment for them, such as clean them often or using flea products on them once a month, is very important to prevent your home from fleas.
Call our friendly pest controllers
However, if none of these tips work for you, the best way is to get helps from a professional pest controller. The pest controllers will do an inspection and create a proper treatment plan for your home. Call our pest control services at Masters Pest Control Sydney on (02) 8007 4666 to schedule an appointment. We open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Also check out our other services below: