How Long Does it Take to Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home?

With warmer weather arriving, people are going outside more, especially with their pets. While playing outside with your animals is always fun, there is one thing that finds a way to ruin it — fleas. 

Fleas are small parasitic pests that feast on the blood of animals and humans. Just like lice, they attach to the skin, are hard to see and multiply quickly. Never let these uninvited guests take over your home by checking out this guide to see how long it takes to get rid of fleas, how to remove them and the best flea prevention measures. 

How long does a flea infestation last?

On average, a flea’s life span is about 18 to 21 days. During this time, each flea will reproduce quickly. One female flea can produce 50 eggs per day. Before you know it, you can have thousands of fleas all over your home, yourself and your pets. 

These pests thrive in warm climates (80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit) and 70 percent humidity. This is why you see more fleas during the summertime. If your home follows these temperatures, you are giving them the perfect nesting grounds. An infestation can last indefinitely as long as their temperature requirements and food sources are available. 

How to get rid of fleas in your home?

So you have fleas and are ready to get rid of them. How do you do so? The easiest way to remove these uninvited guests from your dwelling is to hire a pest control company. They have the proper equipment and solutions to ensure that all the fleas will die. 

Other steps you can take are to deep clean and vacuum your floors and furniture, to wash all bedding and clothing, to apply chemical solutions and to give your pets flea medication. If your animals have fleas all over their body, we recommend flea baths as well as shaving. You can also visit their veterinarian for antibiotics. 

What are some flea prevention measures?

Now that the flea infestation is no more, you need to take additional steps to ensure they do not come back. First, you will want to put monthly flea medication on your pets’ fur. You will also want to thoroughly clean your yard (mowing, removing debris, etc.). Last, you can add a chemical solution around your property to deter these pests from moving in. 
Do not let fleas take over your home. By following these steps, you will have a flea-free home. Need to remove fleas or any other pests? Call Action Pest and Turf today.